Tag: Problem Solving

How to Make Better Decisions

  |   Decision Making
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Decision-making is one of the most important things leaders do. We expect leaders to be decisive. We expect them to make good decisions. Unfortunately, most of the writing on decision-making and a whole lot of practice is oversimplistic with “bias for action” replacing good sense. There are already boatloads of  »  Read More

It’s a fact

  |   Decision Making

When I was a kid, dinner was always a time for spirited discussion.  Every now and then that spirited discussion would veer dangerously close to argument. But since the house rules included never questioning another person’s integrity, intelligence, or motives, things usually stayed within bounds. Often, a  »  Read More

Hmmmm, that’s interesting

  |   Innovation

If you’ve ever heated anything in a microwave oven, thank an unintended outcome. Percy Spencer of Raytheon was working on a military radar system in 1945 when he noticed something strange. The candy bar in his pocket melted. Spencer could have cursed and vowed never to bring a chocolate bar to the lab again. He  »  Read More