Tag Archives: Decision making

Intentions, Actions and Business Outcomes

The aphorism “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” is particularly apt when looking at businesses or governments that aren’t doing as well as they should. Intending to do something is not the same as actually doing it. … Continue reading

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Where is the vision and the good decisions supporting it?

What has happened to the practice of having a vision, determining goals and objectives, defining a need, establishing benefits then making good decisions. Recently an email sent by the Australian Prime Minister indicated that expenditure on education in Australia would … Continue reading

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Wishful thinking – the antithesis of good management.

Poor decisions with poor outcomes are common when a business engages in ‘wishful thinking’. Agreeing to pursue a course of action because of what the decision maker wants to occur is not always wise. Ignoring drivers, constraints and capabilities when focused on a … Continue reading

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‘Trying’ may be ‘Doing’: so take care.

An athlete, in developing their skills will repeatedly ‘try’ various manoeuvres or activities until such time as either they master them, in which case they are ‘done’, or acknowledge that they are beyond their capacity to succeed. A diver will … Continue reading

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‘Precrastinators’, ‘Cowboys’, Procrastinators and business outcomes

‘Precrastination’ is a recently coined word, specifically used to describe behaviour which is characterised by impatiently undertaking tasks, frequently despite having inadequate information and with careless disregard of the risks. Precrastinators: Exhibit the need for applying speed over rigour, May … Continue reading

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