Category: Decision Making

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Take the Right Time to Decide

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Sure, the world is moving fast and, yes, you must be quick to thrive in business today. And it’s true that you should have a bias toward action and avoid “paralysis by analysis.” BUT that doesn’t mean you have to make every decision quickly or solve every problem lickety-split. Ask, “When do  »  Read More

Getting to Why

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Sir Laurence Olivier was one of the greatest actors of his generation. His signature role was Hamlet, and on this night, he was magical. But when his friends raced backstage to congratulate him, they found him depressed. Olivier was sitting on a bench looking at the floor.  He slammed his fist into his thigh again and  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Head check and gut check

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Don’t just trust your head and logical analysis. Don’t just trust your gut feelings and instinct either. Use each to check the other. Your gut is your emotional sense, your instinct. It knows things your head does not. It spots trouble early. Listen to it. Your head is the logical, disciplined part of you. It  »  Read More

5 Tips to Help You Make Better Decisions

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Lee was a great athlete who played three sports in high school. The sport he was best at was probably baseball. When he graduated, the Brooklyn Dodgers offered him a signing bonus. He wanted to play for them. His father said no. Lee’s father, Alessandro, came to the United States at age 15 with a 2nd grade education  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: The 70 percent solution

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Avoid “Paralysis by Analysis” with the 70 Percent Solution. It’s based on the idea that an imperfect plan, vigorously executed today is usually better than that perfect or nearly perfect plan implemented out there in the future. When you think you’ve got 70 percent of the information you need  »  Read More

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