Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Facts--the bad

Just as many of us don't use statistics and facts to guide us, others of us use them to make our decisions or to rationalize them.

How often is the cost of product (a fact) used as why a decision to buy or not buy is made? How often is a cold-hearted move made because of budget or a trends analysis?

A Board of Directors looks at a situation and merely turns to its by-laws and follows them. Usually that's the right move, but not always. Otherwise there would be no need for a Board of Directors.

As humans, we're supposed to be sensitive to the human situation as well. It's tough...facts, feelings... What's the answer?

That's what makes it tough to lead and why so few people want to be put in the position to make the tough call. There of course, is no one answer. We just have to gather the info and analyze the facts and the feelings. Then make the decision. And that's a fact.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond

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