You endanger the entire future by making bad decisions.
The big decisions are infrequent but have a profound effect on the future. Big bad decisions end careers and kill companies. Making them is like jumping off a cliff.
The little decisions happen daily, about every minute or so, and they’re called habits. Making small, but bad, decisions day after day will nibble away at the quality of work and erode output of any organisation. Making these is like slowly suffocating.
I’m here to help you make better decisions. Come with me as I explore the three core components of decision-making: the people, the process and the principles.
Learn to recognise cognitive biases that cloud your judgement, get the tools for making good decisions as a team and learn how to evaluate proposals given to you.
After reading this, you’ll understand how to take the principles of good decision-making out of the boardroom and into the whole organisation.
You’re only one decision away from a completely different outcome. Have you given up on taking your work to the next level?
Chances are that your company, like many others, start each year with inspiring strategy presentations and ambitious plans. Teams are reshuffled, new roles are created and people are rallied to focus on a new strategy. It’s just as likely that despite every good intention and excitement, deadlines are missed, plans are forgotten, people are disappointed and by the end of first quarter your new strategy is lost to the wind. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone.
This is the story of where I went wrong when I first started using Objectives and Key Results and what I learnt from my experience. After the initial setback, I went back to the 4 managerial disciplines or the Four OKR Superpowers necessary for a successful OKR adoption.
Successful businesses are good at doing two things better than the rest. They’re good at creating value. They’re good at capturing value created by others. The best among them are good at doing both simultaneously and consistently. True power lies in knowing what you’re good at right now and where you need to improve.