You’re with someone you’ve just met, and within seconds you feel that there’s something wrong with you. Up until meeting this person, you were having a pretty good day, but now you’re starting to question everything from the way you look to the accomplishments you’ve racked up over your life so far. Let’s say the person is the mother of one of your children’s playmates. Not only does she seem perfectly outfitted, but in simply introducing herself, she’s made it clear that she’s got an important job and a perfect family life, and that she associates with all the right people.

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • narcissism, dealing with narcissists

Great leaders understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, their employees, their customers and stakeholders, and their organizations.
When we think of what makes someone a great leader, one characteristic that comes to mind is decisiveness. We do not envision successful leaders standing around appearing unclear and uncertain. Instead, we view them as people who are able to quickly arrive at their decisions and communicate the goals to others.

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • great decision-makers, great leaders, decision-making, decision

it’s one thing to be successful; but it is a different ball game to be famous. There are a lot of successful entrepreneurs around the globe but there are only a handful of famous entrepreneurs; I mean entrepreneurs that changed the world with their businesses.

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • entrepreneurs, role models, business,

Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them. There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could have a different definition of success. You can give up on some of them today, while it might take a bit longer to give up on others.

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • personal growth, success, failure,

Stanford University professor Chip Heath and his brother, Dan, a senior fellow at Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), distill decades of academic research into a tool kit for practitioners about decision-making in their book DECISIVE.

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • decision-making, decision,

Great leadership is based on making sound decisions. It’s simply part of the role. But it can also be one of the toughest things to maneuver. When you make a decision, you have to know how long to stay the course and when to reverse direction.

There are obviously simple decisions—the black-and-white variety—that don’t require a great deal of judgment. Those are the decisions they teach you in business school. But in my experience, most of the answers aren’t easy. Decision-making has many shades of gray.

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • decision-making, decision,

The Huffington Post asked their small business Board of Directors — no doubt, role models for many an aspiring entrepreneur themselves — who they turn to. Perhaps not surprisingly, a number of them consider fellow member Richard Branson their entrepreneurial rock star. Which begs the question, who does Sir Richard look up to?

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • role models, entrepreneurs

12 Famous Entrepreneurs and Business Role Models You can Draw Inspiration from

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on 29 Sep 2017 2:31 PM
  • entrepreneurs, role models, business,

On the face of it, business people still hold wildly contradictory views about the relative value of data science as opposed to gut instinct when they make decisions. Almost six senior executives out of 10 see themselves as making decisions based on data, according to new research. Yet more than seven out of 10 of the same group also say they trust their own intuition when choosing a course of action.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • zdnet, data science, hunch, gut instinct

Gut feeling' remains an important element in decision-making among business leaders even when plenty of data is available, according to a new study. Nine in every 10 executives surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said if the available data contradicted their intuition, that they would reanalyse it, ignore it or collect more information. Just 10pc said they would take the course of action suggested by the data.

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on 18 Sep 2017 12:51 AM
  • data, cognitive biases, instincts, intuition, bias, biases,