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    How To Avoid These 5 Leadership Lies

    1. Data Lies – Remember the recent election? What was the data showing? It all showed that Hillary would be our next President—Wrong! It could have been hacked (by Russia some say) or manipulated to show what they wanted them to show. Do not let data alone be your sole choice of information.
    2. Strategy Lies – You should have a vision and a direction of where you want your business to go before you decide on the proper strategy to take. These three things are nothing without each ones particular important information. You will have no strategy without a direction to go in. There will be no direction without the vision of where you want to end up. So, you see, you need all three to take your business to the top.
    3. Experts Lie – “Opinions are like elbows, everyone has one”. With so much information out there today, experts can and will get things wrong. Where they get their information from, how they decipher that information and then relay that information to you can make all the difference in the world. Remember, past experience has nothing to do with future outcomes. Most “experts” are using past data to form their conclusions. No two projects will ever be the same. Your project may be similar to what they researched, but you could have one very different idea that changes the whole outcome. Take what the experts say, add your research/opinion and make an educated decision for yourself. This key leadership skill of being able to judge expert judgment is huge now and will only grow over time.
    4. Your Gut May Lie – Going with your “Gut” may not be such a good idea in business. You may feel that something is totally going to work, but is that wishful thinking on your part? Research will help you know the difference. It’s great to feel strongly about something, but also do your due diligence to see if it is viable.
    5. Downplaying Reality Lies – Things are as bad as they seem! Don’t listen to anyone who tries to white-wash a crisis (be it big or small). Knowing exactly when to take action is the most important response to any problem. Do not let their denial of reality slow down response time to any problem that can harm your business. Let everyone know that you need all hands on deck to fix the problem immediately.

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    How To Avoid These 5 Leadership Lies

    1. Data Lies – Remember the recent election? What was the data showing? It all showed that Hillary would be our next President—Wrong! It could have been hacked (by Russia some say) or manipulated to show what they wanted them to show. Do not let data alone be your sole choice of information.
    2. Strategy Lies – You should have a vision and a direction of where you want your business to go before you decide on the proper strategy to take. These three things are nothing without each ones particular important information. You will have no strategy without a direction to go in. There will be no direction without the vision of where you want to end up. So, you see, you need all three to take your business to the top.
    3. Experts Lie – “Opinions are like elbows, everyone has one”. With so much information out there today, experts can and will get things wrong. Where they get their information from, how they decipher that information and then relay that information to you can make all the difference in the world. Remember, past experience has nothing to do with future outcomes. Most “experts” are using past data to form their conclusions. No two projects will ever be the same. Your project may be similar to what they researched, but you could have one very different idea that changes the whole outcome. Take what the experts say, add your research/opinion and make an educated decision for yourself. This key leadership skill of being able to judge expert judgment is huge now and will only grow over time.
    4. Your Gut May Lie – Going with your “Gut” may not be such a good idea in business. You may feel that something is totally going to work, but is that wishful thinking on your part? Research will help you know the difference. It’s great to feel strongly about something, but also do your due diligence to see if it is viable.
    5. Downplaying Reality Lies – Things are as bad as they seem! Don’t listen to anyone who tries to white-wash a crisis (be it big or small). Knowing exactly when to take action is the most important response to any problem. Do not let their denial of reality slow down response time to any problem that can harm your business. Let everyone know that you need all hands on deck to fix the problem immediately.

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