Leadership is Not Binary – Use Your Judgement
100% of the people won’t like your new idea, even if it’s a really good one like the airplane, mayonnaise or air conditioning.
I don’t know the right amount of conflict, but I know it’s not 0% or 100%.
If 100% is good, 110% isn’t better. Percentages don’t work that way.
100% alignment is not the best thing. Great things aren’t built on the back of consensus.
100% of the problems shouldn’t be solved. Sometimes it’s best to let the problem blossom into something that cannot be dismissed, denied or avoided.
Fitting in can be good, but not 100% of the time. Sometimes the people in power need to hear the truth, even if you know they’ll choke on it.
If the system is in the way, work the rule. Follow it 100%, follow it to the letter, follow it until it’s absurd. But, keep in mind the system isn’t in the way 100% of the time.
Following the process 100% eliminates intellectual diversity. And, as Darwin said, that leads to extinction. I think he was onto something.
Trying to fix 100% of the problems leads to dilution. Solve one at a time until you’re done.
The best tool isn’t best 100% of the time. Here’s a rule: If the work’s new, try a new tool. You can’t cut a board with a hammer.
I don’t know how frequently to make mistakes, but I know it’s not 0% or 100% of the time.
As a sport, leadership isn’t binary. That’s why we’re paid to use our good judgement.
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