As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
We leap to conclusions because we don’t like being uncertain.
Sales are down because of X.
The patient got an infection because of Y.
But there’s a huge problem with this. X and Y are often stories that we use to explain the facts. So, we end up solving for the symptom and not the cause.
To get the correct answer almost always requires more facts.
Sales being down are a fact. There is a lot of data behind this fact to accurately diagnose why.
Don’t solve stories, solve facts.
Or else you’ll be solving a different story next month when this ‘solution’ fails.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.