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Overestimating Is Not Better Than Underestimating

In a recent interview about the COVID-9 pandemic, mayor of New York City Bill DiBlasio reveled that he had overestimated the number of respirators they needed. He had estimated they needed between 200 and 300 each day. The real number was under a hundr…

Stop Second-Guessing Your Decisions

Do you find yourself revisiting every decision you make, agonizing over whether it really was the right one? While everyone has doubts, second-guessing yourself too often can affect your leadership— and the perception of your leadership among other peo…

Set A Timer When Making A Tough Decision

We spend a lot of time and energy each day making choices — some minor, and some serious. But it’s possible to handle decisions of all kinds more efficiently. One strategy is to use a timer for the most difficult and unpredictable decisions. Some …

Balancing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is sweeping corporate culture. It’s the hot buzzword of the moment. It’s practice brings great benefits. However it is not the ned all and be all. It needs to be balanced in order for you to succeed. What does this mean? Let&#82…

Investing Is Not Spending

We’re all concerned with the bottom line. If you don’t have money coming in faster than it goes out, your business can close down. This limited mindset makes us scrutinize every purchase. When deciding whether or not to commit funds to some…

Everything Is Too Expensive Until It Isn’t

It’s a common complaint. “We can’t do that, it’s too expensive.” The problem is that most people define “expensive” too narrowly. In most cases, people look at an amount of money and determine if it is cheap or…

Your MBA Isn’t Worth What You Think It Is

The exalted MBA degree is suffering a downturn. Fewer people are entering MBA programs. There is a good reason for that. The MBA is not worth the time and money. How many great companies were built by people with MBAs? You’ll be hard pressed to f…

All Comparisons Are Not Equal

Mark Twain once said, “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” There was a recent instagram post from a company called Arbonne. Arbonne is a network marketing/MLM company that sells cosmetics and vitamins. The company was touting the …

Follow The Facts

It happens all the time. A project goes off the rails. The projected results fail to come in. Yet a business continues to pour good money after bad to keep it going because management believes in the project. While belief is a wonderful thing, you need…

Keep Things Fresh By Creating A “New” Day

We all have things that we have to do on a regular basis. We do them over and over and risk falling into a rut. It’s just as easy to fall into a comfort zone and stay there. Whether you’re in a rut or staying in your comfort zone, you need …