Thursday, April 30, 2009

I Need More Time...

Seth Godin has the uncanny knack of hitting the nail-on-the-head of many a "nail" I've been pondering. I thought he nailed a great leadership principle in this recent post:

First rule of decision making: More time does not create better decisions.

In fact, it usually decreases the quality of the decision.

More information may help. More time without more information just creates anxiety, not insight.

now frees up your most valuable asset, time, so you can go work on something else. What happens if, starting today, you make every decision as soon as you have a reasonable amount of data?