The Decision Doctor®

Helping Outstanding Leaders Make Pivotal Decisions That Create Unprecedented Results

The Decision Doctor®

Helping Outstanding Leaders Make Pivotal Decisions That Create Unprecedented Results

When Trial and Error Is Foolish

When Trial and Error Is Foolish

If you watch people put together a new object like an IKEA bookcase or a Lego® set, you notice how and when people use the instructions, if at all. I really dislike instructions and manuals, taking pride (too much, I admit) in the trial and error approach. Sometimes...

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The Psychology of Self-Reflection

The Psychology of Self-Reflection

The tradition of creating goals at this time of year is widespread and often they come with statements of resolve. This week, literally millions of articles about resolutions will be published. What we know from studying how people are able to make, and sustain...

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How Succession Anxiety Fuels Crisis

The transition from one chief executive officer to another is a high-stakes situation. In the most difficult situations, the outgoing CEO leaves a trail of damaged relationships, financial statements that are suspect, and a sense of relief that they are, at last,...

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The Merger Mindset In Action

The Merger Mindset In Action

The business news is filled with stories of failed mergers or acquisitions, yet they remain appealing, not because leaders are unaware of the risks but because they don’t believe their deal will fail. The estimates of rate of failure (failure to deliver the value...

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The

Merger

Mindset

The Merger Mindset illuminates how psychology gets down to business, why it matters, and why it should matter to you.

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