There are many people out there that work very hard to do things in the “right” way, but I believe that in the majority of cases, there is no “right” answer. People make choices and decisions all the time that are a matter of judgment, opinions, or values. Their determination is a result of their skills and the information they have available at the time, and very often their choice is a matter of preference, not certainty.

We expend a lot of mental energy unnecessarily trying to find the elusive correct answer. Do yourself a favor in 2021 and reframe your search for “right”.  Because the boss picks “A” over “B” doesn’t mean that “A” is right; it simply means that is the one she picked.

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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