Category Archives: Decision-Making

5 Tips to Build Trust in Your Decision-Making Abilities

Decisions, decisions, decisions…we make dozens of them everyday. Ranging from simple and mundane (What flavor of toothpaste should I buy?) to profound and life-altering (Should I marry him?), the decisions we make chart the course of our lives. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed The Monkeys! 3 Ways To Help People Solve Their Own Problems

In my early days as a manager I used to love to feed monkeys. “Monkeys” are the problems, issues, or challenges your employees bring you that somehow become your responsibility to manage and solve. Instead of the monkeys stopping by … Continue reading

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Decide, Learn, Adapt – A Mantra for Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis (AP) has been stalking me the last few weeks. Like an obsessed, crazy ex-girlfriend, AP has been hounding me at every turn. She’s been encouraging me to delay decisions, seek out additional data, and gather input from more … Continue reading

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Three Questions That Could Save Your Career

The question is not if you will ever face an ethical dilemma, the question is when. Ethical dilemmas come in all shapes and sizes and you will inevitably be faced with a situation where you find yourself at a crossroads. Do … Continue reading

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Got Ethics? The Five P’s of Ethical Power

There is but one place where people without any problems reside—the cemetery. The only people without problems are dead, otherwise, for people like me and you…we’ve got problems! The question is, do we have ethics? Do we have the moral principles or values in place … Continue reading

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