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Free Decision-Making worksheet


Making decisions will always be difficult because it takes time and energy to weigh your options. Things like second-guessing yourself and feeling indecisive are just a part of the process. 

Decisions are unique to each person. Your characters’ decisions will determine the course of your story. Will you make the right choice or the wrong one? And who can tell the difference?

I help you develop your own individual processes & frameworks to achieve high-quality strategic decisions; improving transparency, reducing risk, and increasing engagement with all stakeholders.

Such as: 

✅ Confidence in decision leadership

✅ Communication/engagement with stakeholders

✅ Communicating as a leader

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Four Questions About Leadership

Parents universally hope that their children develop leadership qualities.  They know that leaders are people who are effective in what they do, are respected by others, and typically rewarded for those skills in a variety of ways.  It is in these formative years that, through our parents, we first see leadership as desirable and important.


No to Instagram

Today (10th June, 2021) , for the second time in a couple of months, my account has been disabled (and possibly deleted). No warning, no reason.

I try to find a way to find out what’s going on, but all I get is a request to confirm my login details (via SMS), and I get

There is no one to call (after a brief message, the phone hangs up), no one to email.

I tried to work through the online form at https://www.facebook.com/help/instagram/contact/1652567838289083 only to get an error “that account doesn’t exist”.

So, if I don’t know what I’ve done to be banned, and all the “recovery” stuff doesn’t work, what am I to do?

Of course, if someone from Facebook/Instagram would like to contact me, I’m available to talk.

Easier to say “I’m not on Instagram”


Update 11 June 2021:

I attempted to log in and got the following message:


Which says the following _helpful_ information:

Obviously posting quotes to help people be better is against Instagram’s terms.

Update 23 June 2021

So it looks like after 2 rounds of reviews they thought I was trying to impersonate myself – (my original account @strataconnect had the same logo etc). After a further several attempts (and 0 notifications) my account miraculously became reactivated (I only found out when I tried to log in again).

So, whilst I’m still upset at the level of support, at least I’m up and running again!


Simple Leadership Basics

A great cloud of jargon, debate, and junk theory surrounds the idea of leadership, what it is, who does it, and how to do it well. But if you have just been promoted, and you’re responsible for a group for the first time, there are only a few things you really need to know about leadership.

When you get promoted and become responsible for the performance of a group you become a leader. But you don’t undergo some magical change.

In fact, it will probably take you over a year to completely adjust to your new role. 

You’re a leader because the people in your group treat you like one. The only choice you have is what kind of job you’ll do.

When you become a leader, your power actually goes down. As an individual contributor, you just have to decide to work harder, longer or smarter to improve performance. When you’re responsible for the performance of a group, the group is your destiny. They choose whether to act or not.

When you become a leader, your influence goes up. The people who work for you pay attention to what you say and do. They adjust their behavior accordingly.

The result is that you use your behavior (what you say and do) to influence the behavior of the people who work for you to achieve a defined objective.

Achieving the objective is part of your job as a leader. The other part is caring for your people.

It may be possible to achieve good short-term results without caring for your people. But you can’t achieve long term success for you or your company without the willing cooperation of the best folks you can find.

At the end of the day, you can measure your leadership based on those two standards. Did we accomplish the mission? Are the members of my group better off today than yesterday?