chess decision makingDo you need certainty, or can you tolerate a level of uncertainty?

“Let me introduce you to two ways of thinking:
1. Binary thinking – right/wrong, yes/no, good/bad, start/finish.
2. Directional thinking – moving forward, a step closer, lighter grey/darker grey, an experiment, an opportunity to learn, smart-ish, safer, right-ish, wrong-ish, finished-ish.” Daniel Priestly

Which of these two ways of thinking do successful people use more often?

What thinking are you applying to your goals?
..Are you seeking a plan that will be executed in a linear orderly fashion?
..Or are you making decisions and taking actions that are ‘directionally correct’, but have uncertainty?

If you are trying to find a ‘right answer’ to something, what would instead be a ‘directionally correct’ answer?

If you are a manager, how would this affect your management and delegation?

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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