4 Key Components of Effective Decision Making

Identify the Problem—Then Simplify It Effective leaders don’t overcomplicate or add layers to a problem; they identify it, then simplify it to its most basic form. This allows them to create an effective path to determine the most appropriate solution to a problem and make the best decision even with imperfect information. Embrace the Pre-Mortem…

Simon Sinek – have an infinite mindset

Sinek says he wouldn’t have been inspired to do any of those things if it weren’t for books. There are two in particular that he calls life-changing: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl and “Finite and Infinite Games” by James Carse. From “Finite and Infinite Games,” by James Carse: When we go to school,…

Simon Sinek – Choose to be positive

Sinek says he wouldn’t have been inspired to do any of those things if it weren’t for books. There are two in particular that he calls life-changing: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl and “Finite and Infinite Games” by James Carse.   From “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl: We cannot control the…

Want to win? Grow piles of options

The only way to be sure that you and your team made the right decision is when you started off looking at all the options. That’s right, all the options. Those are not the obvious first three to five, but could be hundreds of options. Daimler AG launches a new cloud platform for data-driven innovation…

“Finite and Infinite Games,” by James Carse

Simon Sinek recommends the book “Finite and Infinite Games,” by James Carse “The truth is, an obsession with winning in every situation before understanding which game we are playing can actually increase our stress and do damage to our ability succeed over time. I am an idealist who lives in the real world. My whole…

Forbes – Strategies To Maintain Employee Motivation

“Six Strategies To Maintain Employee Motivation” Rebecca Skilbeck Forbes magazine. Key learnings; High-functioning teams do exist: organisations such as Google, Atlassian and Microsoft show us it can be done. These teams share a common denominator: their leadership constantly motivates and inspires employees. Set goals to create meaning Goal-setting gives employees meaning in their day-to-day roles:…

Adam Grant – obsess over your processes

“The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind.” People who achieve huge goals have dreams, but, more important, they create processes. They build systems. They consistently take the right steps that, over time, ensure they reach their ultimate goal. And here’s the thing: They don’t obsess over their goals. They obsess over their processes, because greatness is the result…

Mission driven leaders

Mission-driven leaders help all employees and managers understand why their company exists. They boldly affirm what the company hopes to achieve and push toward the desired results. Read any interview with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, and he will always refer to the mission. He credits Facebook’s achievement of expanding from 1,700 to 12,000 employees in five…