Decision Making

The Four Cs of Decision Making

The Four Cs of Decision Making

In a world of abundant data and complex organizational dynamics, many companies and organizations struggle with a proliferation of meetings in which inefficient processes lead to uneven quality in decisions. This is discouraging and annoying for participants and...

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From the Culture Desk: When Startups Get Political

From the Culture Desk: When Startups Get Political

“It was great in the early days. Then things got political.” This is a common lament from my startup clients. When pressed to define “political,” the answers can get a bit fuzzy. Most find it hard to pinpoint, but, as Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said of...

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Follow Tina Fey’s Advice: Say Yes, And…..

Follow Tina Fey’s Advice: Say Yes, And…..

There are a number of lessons I will take from Tina Fey's memoir, Bossy Pants. Stay away from the paper cups in male writers' offices at Saturday Night Live is one.** Another is that fame and fortune do not make women immune to the often agonizing trade-offs between...

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Conflict Avoidance is a Warning Signal

Conflict Avoidance is a Warning Signal

The absence of conflict may be a sign that something is wrong with your team. This may sound counter-intuitive at first, but it’s true. In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, author Patrick Lencioni sets up a pyramid of indicators of team dysfunction read more…

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