Category: Decision Making

Socratic Oath

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When I was a teenager, one of the things I most wanted to do was paw through the Playboy magazines that my father kept under lock and key in his study. Dad said he had the magazines for the articles. I was interested in the pictures. Dad made me a deal. He would give me free run of his Playboys on one condition. I had  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Take the right amount of time

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It’s true that the world is moving faster and faster. But that doesn’t mean that you have to make every decision quickly. If you have time and taking longer will make things better, take the time you need. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted  »  Read More

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

Follow what science?

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Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve become familiar with the phrase, “follow the science.” That would be great if there was agreement on just what should be followed. Politicians claim to “follow the science” and accuse the other side of failing to do so. If all you followed was the public debate, you might think  »  Read More

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

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