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Category: strategic thinking

big picture

Details and the big picture — effective leadership requires a focus on both!

Exceptional leadership requires a dual focus — the ability to visualize the big picture and look ahead, and the skill to examine the details of the present.  A great metaphor is the value of both microscopes and telescopes. Scientific study

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decision-making

Decision-making by consensus – Dutch style

The polder model worked for Holland. Can it be a success in your workplace and your role as a leader?

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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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