Sometimes, ignorance truly is bliss – like when you are enjoying your favorite cheesecake and have no idea how many calories you have ingested. But in business, feigning like an ostrich and putting your head in the sand generally does not work out too well. That is why it is essential to stay on top of the trends in your business, no matter how difficult they may be to hear and accept. Knowing information is the first step in solving emerging problems.
Don’t get me wrong; life should not be spent dwelling on negatives. In fact, positive individuals are 30% more likely to be successful than their pessimistic brethren. But, the most successful leaders inspire confidence through positively addressing challenges and winning through them rather than being positive without knowledge.
How can you identify developing issues in your business?
1) Seek out non-confirming information. We are all hard-wired to find evidence that supports our thesis and ideals. By actively pursuing facts counterRead More »from Shaking the Bode Tree: The Value of Knowledge