Why diverse groups are better for decision making

In a twelve year old article from Kellogg School of Management, which is also backed up by recent research of how cognitive diversity in a group setting has many positive effects such as: Mitigating unconscious biasFostering new ideasMerging different ideasEnhanced learningImproved problem solvingBetter decision makingEnhancing compassion, the authors explain how better decisions often are made … Continue reading Why diverse groups are better for decision making

Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

I believe that courage is the only attribute that ALL leaders have in common.  Courage combined with a compelling and clear vision are critical to an enduring and valuable company. Courage to defend and promote that unique and compelling vision.  Courage to be vulnerable.  Courage to create an autonomous environment.  Courage to trust that autonomy.  Courage to correct mistakes as learning to … Continue reading Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

What parts of your business have been dictated by someone else without you even realizing it?

My guess is almost every aspect. I am often asked who my best customer is. Every time, I say a humble, hungry learner who is comfortable constantly challenging the status quo. Here is a great set of thoughts on humility from Shane Parrish set up by one of the wisest Stoics:“It is impossible for a … Continue reading What parts of your business have been dictated by someone else without you even realizing it?

Six ways to be able to retain and recall what you have read

Shane Parrish of The Knowledge Project has written a rather meaty article on how to remember what you have read. Here are the highlights: Quality matters more than quantity. If you read one book a month but fully appreciate and absorb it, you’ll be better off than someone who skims half the library without paying attention.Speed-reading … Continue reading Six ways to be able to retain and recall what you have read