The Right Questions


The OODA Loop decision making cycle


7 22 July, 2013 Comments

The OODA Loop decision making cycle Colonel John Boyd, a strategist with the USAF, proposed that as a situation evolves we have to observe the changes and orient ourselves to the new information that is coming to light. We can then decide on the best course and take action. In other words, decisions are made…

Continue reading "The OODA Loop decision making cycle"

Lessons learnt from decision making


7 15 July, 2013 Comments

Which things need to change and what remains the same? How do we apply lessons learnt to our decision making? We need to be continually assessing our decisions and applying the lessons learnt from our actions. “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.”  George…

Continue reading "Lessons learnt from decision making"

Risky business: risk management strategy and knowing when to take a chance


7 8 July, 2013 Comments

What is a risk management strategy? Which opportunity should we take and which risks should we avoid? We do not always think in terms of risk management or have a risk management strategy but our decision making is continually influenced by how we perceive risk and by our attitude to risk. “Great deeds are usually…

Continue reading "Risky business: risk management strategy and knowing when to take a chance"

How to get the right team structure


7 1 July, 2013 Comments

How can your team operate most effectively? What is the right team structure for your organisation? Once people know their roles they also need to know how they interact with other people in the team or organisation.  This is what team structure is about. The structure of a team, organisation or company can take many…

Continue reading "How to get the right team structure"

Happiness is a positive cash flow


7 17 June, 2013 Comments

How do we manage our resources? How do we track cash flow, profit and loss? “Happiness is a positive cash flow.” Fred Adler – Venture capitalist I may not be a millionaire but in many senses I have been rich.  This is because for much of my life I have had the pleasure of not…

Continue reading "Happiness is a positive cash flow"

What is decision making and do we need to use a decision making process?


7 22 April, 2013 Comments

Understanding the importance of decision making and decision making processes What is decision making? Put simply decision making is making a choice between various courses of action. Decision making is something we do constantly as we are faced with thousands of decisions to make every day. For example, even as I type I am making…

Continue reading "What is decision making and do we need to use a decision making process?"