When seeing someone or do something, it’s easy to be a critic. After the fact all the information appears to be known. You may ask yourself, “How could they have made a dumb decision?”
The facts may seem crystal clear in hindsight, but rarely do you have all the information. There . . . → Read More: Easy to criticize
Egotism is defined:
e·go·tism [ee-guh-tiz-uhm, eg-uh-] noun 1. excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness. 2. selfishness; self-centeredness; egoism.
One way I define egotism as any time you take action or make a decision motivated by what someone else thinks you should do. You . . . → Read More: Feeding egotism. Why not?
If you have a recurring activity you have a process. When you mow your lawn, do the dishes, or even pay your bills, you use a process to do the job consistently and correctly. These routine activities are pretty straight forward for most people. It would seem ridiculous to spend time documenting these processes.
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If you are a leader, it is never okay to not participate in a meeting. If you aren’t participating you are an observer. Observers don’t add value to a meeting.
I’ve heard that silence is consensus. That quote is a cop-out. The reason for a meeting is to make decisions as . . . → Read More: You can’t sit in silence
It can be difficult to know how to act in some situations. An easy answer can be to do what other people think you should do. After all, why would someone want you do to something that isn’t good. Some bad decisions come from trying to impress other people. Impressing other people is too . . . → Read More: Decisions to impress