Tag Archives: Decisions

Learning from Failure

Some of the best lessons we can learn comes from failures, and the cheapest lessons come when we learn from the failures of other people. As important as it is to study ways to be more successful, it’s also important … Continue reading

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Letting go

Earlier this week I had a call from a lady who had stored her father’s belongings for several years after he had moved in with her family. She said she was tired of paying rent to a storage facility and … Continue reading

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The Importance of Why

A few weeks ago I was talking to a mother and her college-age daughter in a church hallway after the service. Frankly, I do not remember the topic of the conversation, but I kept asking her why she wanted to … Continue reading

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The Power of Coaching

A few years ago when I was on staff of our regional ministries we were trained in coaching. Since then I have been privileged to have coached a number of people in and out of ministry. My doctoral thesis was … Continue reading

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Just make a decision

Several years ago the last organization in which I worked was having to make a decision that would reflect a change in the way it had been operating. A small group was assigned to brainstorm some possible ways to make this … Continue reading

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You never have all the info

Some leaders struggle to make decisions. This was a complaint about Bill Clinton during his first term as President. He always wanted just a little more information before he would make a decision. While we always want to have the … Continue reading

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Execution

In their book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan  state that “Execution is the great unaddressed issue in the business world today. Its absence is the single biggest obstacle to success and the cause of most of … Continue reading

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