Posts Tagged ‘decision’
Three Steps to Empower Your Decision Makers
In The Decision Maker, Dennis Bakke argues that in most organizations the leaders make the decisions. After all, they are the people most equipped to make the decisions, right? Dennis challenges that thought, and I’m going to ask you to do the same. Who in your business has the power, authority, and responsibility to make decisions?…Read More
Emotions & Logic
Everyone dreaded Morbidity & Mortality Conference when I was a medical student and resident. Usually it consisted of someone presenting a case in which, they the doctors, or the system screwed up. It was a LONG hour for the person presenting as they were taken to task over their diagnosis and treatment of the patient. …Read More
Are You the Shark or the Chum?
A couple of years ago I was cage diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa. As I sat in a submerged cage watching as the bait of fish heads and a fake seal were floating in the water, anticipation and anxiety were building inside me. I simultaneously wanted to see a…Read More
Business is a Hypothesis
Once, I sat in a board meeting listening to my friend and mentor, Keith Cunningham. He talked about getting better optics (one of his favorite topics) and how that helps to make better decisions. I started thinking about the times when I have made some bone-headed decisions. Ones that I look back on and wonder,…Read More
Display Good Traits
Do we display good traits? When people look at us what do they see? As my friend, Brandon Johnson, would ask, “What kind of energy are we putting out to the world?” Are we making it better or worse? Are people happy we are here because we contribute to the betterment of all, or are…Read More
Why Time Away Is Good For Your Business
It never fails, right? Just when you’re about to embark on the trip of a lifetime… Something happens that causes you to question going. Hurdles disguised as crises started to appear. This isn’t a new phenomenon. I have learned over the years that whenever I decide to take an extended vacation away from my businesses,…Read More
Be Responsible. Be Proactive.
Being proactive is not just thinking positively. It’s not something we can preach and just not follow through. In my urgent care business, our motto is: You’re either all in, or you’re in the way. That means we want every single person to own what they do and to be the best at it. This…Read More
Are You Rowing in the Same Direction?
There is a difference between a job description and what a person should be spending their time doing. A job description is a tool used for hiring and training, so we know who to look for and what skill sets they have or need to acquire to fill their position. But the real question is,…Read More
Setting Business Goals & Making Them Work
With the year approaching its end, you need to make sure you have a plan for next year’s business goals. A good place to start is by evaluating this year’s goals. Then, set a plan in place to help you reach next year’s goals. The trick to truly being able to look back at the end…Read More
Generosity vs Fairness
I recently read the book Principles by Ray Dalio, and one of the principles he discusses struck me as something we deal with almost every month in our lives. Here are the principle and my thoughts on it. Ray Dalio’s Principle 2.2B: Make sure people understand the difference between Fairness and Generosity. This principle has…Read More