Category: Decision Making

Choices Define You


Some people have a problem with choices. I know in the business here, most of the people prefer to deal with business executives, business owners or professionals because they are in the habit of assessing information and making decisions.  Many others lack the facility… Continue Reading “Choices Define You”

You Must Deal With Both Now and Then


I saw this unattributed thought yesterday. “Success requires sacrifice.  The first step to a good plan is deciding what you are willing to give up.” A frightening idea in our day.  Sacrifice! Give up!  I think not.  I want it all and I want… Continue Reading “You Must Deal With Both Now and Then”

What Happens If You Do Nothing?


Do nothing is a choice and it is always available.  You can analyze it. It is clearly wrong to always assume that if you do nothing, then nothing will happen. There are two”Do Nothing” models.  Type 1 is of the form if I do… Continue Reading “What Happens If You Do Nothing?”

Candidate Decisions


It is a serious error to put too much faith in information. We are overwhelmed by information.  The internet allows people to find anything.  It does not however, allow them to judge the merits of what they find and certainly does no allow them… Continue Reading “Candidate Decisions”

“No” Is The Most Useful Word


If you don’t say “No” sometimes, then you cannot be sure that you can deliver on all of your “Yeses” Some time ago, I wrote about the problem with distant elephants.  Distant elephant problems are the ones where you agree to do something that… Continue Reading ““No” Is The Most Useful Word”

Hopeful


Hopeful is an important characteristic of successful people.  Hopeless not so much. Hopeful leads to confidence and patience and courage and discipline. It allows a person to reasonably invest their resources for a future benefit. Is it possible that children who do not succeed,… Continue Reading “Hopeful”

Why?


I am a proponent of not asking “Why?” Based upon new information I am prepared to reconsider. I believe that why is a bad question any time you are discussing someone’s actions or behavior.  People have automatic negative reactions.  Why did you not do… Continue Reading “Why?”

Want To Lose? Shake Up Your Team!


Change for the sake of change is an idea with profoundly negative associations for me. I don’t know where that started but it is very old. Now there is support for my view, from the Harvard Business School. In the December 2013 issue of… Continue Reading “Want To Lose? Shake Up Your Team!”

An Elegant Theory Is In Trouble


The cover of the May 2014 issue of Scientific American is stark. A simple question, “A Crisis in Physics?” While quantum theory and supersymmetry are both well outside my knowledge set, there is an interesting point within the article. Honest scientists do not try… Continue Reading “An Elegant Theory Is In Trouble”

Feedback Matters


In one respect the legal system has ceased working.  It takes too long.  It is like running in molasses.  People cannot wait forever for either validation or dismissal of their actions.  Feedback matters. Feedback shapes future, presumably better, action. In April 2014, an Ontario… Continue Reading “Feedback Matters”

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