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context matters

When it comes to making good decisions, context matters

When it comes to decision-making, context matters.  As a leader, you are often called upon to make decisions on the basis of information, sometimes limited.  But decisions cannot be made on the basis of data alone.  Consider these situations. Three

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shift your perspective

When you shift your perspective, you can change your reality

I was reminded recently of the importance of being able to shift your perspective as a leader, and a parable about six blind men and an elephant that I first heard when I was a child came to mind. This

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Does the wisdom of Segal’s Law help or hinder decision making?

Segal’s law: A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure. Segal’s Law is a humorous way of addressing the pitfalls that come from amassing too much information in advance of

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Exceptional leaders know when to change course

Normally, persistence and tenacity are good characteristics in a leader.  But sometimes they can actually be a weakness.  There are situations when it is more important for leaders to observe and listen, and if the current path is not taking

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solving problems

What the practice of medicine can teach us about solving problems

Solving problems and making decisions are two important elements in leadership.  Which is often why I blog on this subject.  Recently, I’ve been in-and-out of specialist doctor offices (don’t ask), and I’ve come to realize that there are two steps

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decision-making

When it comes to decision-making, “perfect” is the enemy of good

Leaders have responsibility for decision-making.  And as regular readers of the blog know, I routinely blog about tools and challenges that come with decision-making.  Today’s blog post illustrates the decision-making trap called “perfect”. There are at least six different routes

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