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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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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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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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complacency

Are you falling into the complacency trap?

I saw the following words on a poster in my bank manager’s office the other day. Complacency. Just because things are going well now, doesn’t mean that they can’t suddenly go horribly wrong. It was just below a photograph of

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The dangers of becoming complacent

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  So said St. Augustine in the 4th century.  And it’s a doctrine that I’ve taken to heart.  Those of you who know me know that

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Determining what information you’re missing will improve your decision-making

Today I want to finish up the short series on decision-making that I’ve been writing about over the past two weeks.  In previous blog posts, I’ve offered up proven techniques (most recently the impact of your decision one year from

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