Three Deadly Unconscious Decisions

Three Deadly Unconscious Decisions

Most people think they make rational decisions and sometimes they do. Decisions, for most people, most of the time are based, in part, on facts and reason and in part on emotion and biology. Successful people, in particular, point to their success as evidence for...
Why Leaders Ignore Strategic Risk

Why Leaders Ignore Strategic Risk

Businesses leaders are often sure about what they need; sometimes they are right. The best leaders have ways to check themselves and especially, their assumptions. They know that ignoring risks, even those that are vague, seem small or unlikely to cause harm, can be...
Your Decisions Are Emotional

Your Decisions Are Emotional

I heard it again last week, “What’s the rush?” Sometimes I hear, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” or the one that really makes me crazy, “We are so much better than we were.” Many a leader has said to me a version of, “You should have known me ten years ago, I was...

Strategic Firing to Prevent Crisis

The caricature of executives depicts them as heartless; people who fire others without a second thought. The reality is a far cry from this. Especially with unemployment at historic lows, leaders are acutely aware that talented people who are a good fit are not only...