At the end of a staff meeting or off-site, a team should explicitly review the key decisions made during the meeting, and agree on what needs to be communicated to employees or other constituencies about those decisions. What often happens during this exercise is that members of the team learn that they are not all […]
Contrary to the notion that teams waste time and energy arguing, those that avoid conflict actually doom themselves to revisiting issues again and again without resolution.
“No,” Merridy continued, her face looking thoughtful, “I think he was probably not much different than us. He was a hero, that is for certain, but I think more than anything he was just a bear like us who made good choices at a time when those choices were very hard to make. It was […]
We don’t need teams to conduct a vast number of meetings to get their work done. Rather, we need smarter team meetings where people debate rigorously and commit to decisions.
By assuming there are only a few people worth listening to, Diminishers operate as Decision Makers: when the stakes are at their highest, they rely on their own knowledge or an inner circle of people to make the decision. because diminishers assume that they are the smartest in the room so they don’t listen to […]
Great primer on the OODA Loop. How it works and why we should be using it. What Maverick, Iceman, and Goose Can Teach You About Fast and Accurate Decision Making