It’s easy to be attracted to optimistic thinking and turned off by cynicism, but both optimistic and cynical decision-making is lazy. Use this approach to improve the rigour of decision making in your business.
As a leader, you have choices about how spend your time. If you don’t choose deliberately, you probably get sucked into producing, and managing, rather than leading. Here are some steps to put a little more leadership in your day, week, month, and year.
It’s all too common that we reward the heroes who save the day on our teams without stopping to think that they might only be rescuing us from problems they created. Stop rewarding arsonists for putting out the fires.