Monthly Archives: March 2015

Leadership Decisions: Why We Don’t Notice
What We Need to Notice

Why don’t we notice what needs to be noticed when making key leadership decisions? I’ve been fascinated by Harvard Professor Max Bazerman’s book The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See (Simon & Schuster, 2014). It’s really caused me to think deeply about how leaders often miss key data for decisions – either by […]
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Leadership Decision-Making:
The Problems with Oversight

The best leadership decisions are never made in isolation. In public companies, government offices and non-profits, regulation and oversight is required to ensure maximum outcomes for all stakeholders. But auditors and boards of directors often fail in their designated purpose. In principle, regulatory boards are charged with overseeing leadership decision making. In reality, they often […]
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Business Decision-Making:
The Rule of WYSINATI

When it comes to making successful business decisions, what you see is rarely all there is. Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman writes about this in his book, The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See (Simon & Schuster, 2014). I’ve been posting about common decision-making errors here and here, and how leaders can […]
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Business Decisions: What Are You Not Noticing?

As a leader, you’re responsible for making key business decisions each day. But how confident are you in your ability to notice all pertinent information? If you’re like most leaders, you probably believe your perception skills are keen. As convinced as you may be, it’s possible that you’re overestimating your aptitude. “Leaders often fail to […]
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Business Decisions: Is There a Gorilla on the Court?

When you’re charged with making important business decisions, how good are you at noticing all details? If you play a sport, you’ve probably trained yourself to watch the ball carefully and to predict where it’s going. But do you focus so intently you miss other important data? In several popular YouTube videos, people are entertained […]
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Three Fundamental Leadership Truths

If there are any fundamental leadership truths about what it takes to lead others effectively, these three principles should never be forgotten by anyone in charge of people. In the bestselling book, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? authors Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones identify three fundamental truths about leadership: What’s required of leaders […]
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Leadership Purpose: The Quest for Authenticity

Defining your leadership purpose has never been more important, if you are to be perceived as a truly authentic leader. Although some see it as a buzz word, the demand for authentic leadership has never been more evident. As hierarchies dissolve, only authentic leaders can fill the void. Power, trust and followership depend on leaders […]
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3 Steps to Find Your Leadership Purpose

Finding your leadership purpose is not easy. If it were, we’d all know exactly why we’re here and be living it every minute of every day. But it’s one of the most important things you need to do if you want to grow and develop into an even more effective leader. Here’s how: You can […]
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Know Your Leadership Purpose

Do you know, understand and frequently articulate your core leadership purpose? How can we expect our leaders to provide us a sense of meaning and purpose when they themselves struggle with self-knowledge, meaning and fulfillment? “We’ve found that fewer than 20% of leaders have a strong sense of their own individual purpose,” confirm Nick Craig […]
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