In this edition ... Thinking Our Thinking is the Best Way to Think... How Will You Be Defined? ... Key To Making Better Business Decisions ...
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What Happens When We Think Our Thinking is the Best Way to Think?
As a leader, have you ever walked into a meeting with your team or with a colleague thinking any of these things? “I want to …
- “look good”
- “be right”
- “avoid problems”
- “get ahead”
These are pretty natural thoughts to have. Think about it … Why would you ever go into a meeting with these thoughts? “I want to …
- “look bad”
- “be wrong”
- “encounter problems”
- “get passed by”
The sad fact is that the desire to look good, be right, avoid problems and get ahead are all associated with negative mindsets. They can cause you, as a leader, to be in “self-protection mode” rather than “organization advancement mode”.
KEY TO MAKING BETTER BUSINESS DECISIONS
by Connie Chwan on May 7, 2020
“The roads of the world are paved with squirrels that couldn’t decide.”
This insight was shared by a fellow EOS Implementer® at one of our quarterly gatherings. It paints a very clear mental picture, doesn’t it? The ability to make a decision is one of the characteristics of all great leaders. Some people are great at making decisions; others find it challenging.
Decisions exist on two levels – intellectual and emotional. Our intellect tells us we “should” do something — expand our business, resolve that personnel issue, refine our marketing plan, work fewer hours, reduce overhead.
However, until we understand the emotional side of making a decision...
To understand the emotion that will help you be more decisive, check out the rest of the article (3 minutes).