When we think of data in the context of organizational decision-making, we tend to focus on numbers. In most organizations, this data is the most accessible. We have so many systems with hard data that is easy to quantify, and…

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Yesterday, we discussed the importance of using evolution and trajectory when we analyze data and communicate our status. Using evolution means considering where we are coming from; trajectory is all about where we are heading. However, there is an additional…

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Where we come from and where we are heading are more important than where we are. In most cases, at least. This isn’t a philosophical statement; it’s about making sense of data and communicating it effectively.  Nothing is static. Even…

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The first rule of data insights is: you talk to everyone about your insights. The second rule of data insights is: you have to work to communicate them well.  Data is an enabler of effective decisions, but there is quite…

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I’ll start with a confession: I love fancy dashboards. Well, I love cool tools and gadgets in general, so this should be no surprise. But a dashboard that aggregates a lot of data from different sources and lets you crunch…

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Let me say it upfront: Backtracking is essential beyond the context of managing conflicts. Our ability and willingness to backtrack are critical, even when it comes to a path we decided to take ourselves. Having said that, when we deal…

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When you work with other people, conflicts are not only inevitable — they spark creativity and help us achieve greater things… if they are eventually resolved. Constant and static conflicts are unproductive, ineffective, and a creativity killer. When in conflict,…

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The number one mistake when there’s a conflict is acting as if we must pick one way or the other. The second most common mistake is assuming that we must compromise.  As we will see tomorrow, nothing is worse than…

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Sometimes, underlying motives are something to work with and build upon. Well, as long as they are under the surface and not explicitly discussed, that’s not really possible. However, once they are out in the open, they might act as…

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Conflict is not a bad thing. In professional communication, where we work with others to create something together, the friction that comes from conflict is often essential.  If everyone thinks the same and shares the same perspective, there isn’t much…

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