- Top managers
sometimes bypass rigorous, analytical thinking altogether. When a problem is difficult,
tangled and novel, leaders often feel their way and go with their gut feelings.
But what if they are wrong?
"Whenever I make a decision, I start out by recognizing that there is a strong
likelihood that Im going to be wrong." Said Fletcher Byrom, shortly after he
retired from the presidency of the Koppers Co. "To worry about it puts obstacles in
the way of clear thinking."
Daniel J. Isenberg, Harvard Business Review,
time you are feeling the stress of a difficult situation, ask yourself how your favorite
cartoon character...perhaps Bart Simpson....would handle it. This might cause you to pause
SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
Summary of the
If we could, at this time, shrink the Earths population to a
village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, it
would look like this:
There would be 57 Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western
Hemisphere (North and South) and 8 Africans