Bill Hybels took session one at the Leadership Summit.  Great stuff, as usual.  After an introduction about the basic four principles of traditional decision making, Bill talked about "axioms" that make decision making more compact and require less energy.  An axiom is a kind of proverb and he listed a few as examples of axioms that he’s embraced over the years:

  • Leaders make the tough calls.  Leadership is not for the faint of heart.  He recommended a book by Tichy and Bennis: Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls  And it’s on sale at Amazon!
  • The best way to destroy my enemy is to turn him into a friend. Abraham Lincoln
  • Create motion for motion’s sake. Bob Galvin
  • Check your ego at the door. Promote a clash of ideas.  Colin Powell
  • Reward your best performers.  Get rid of your non-performers.  Colin Powell
  • Vision leaks.  Hybels
  • Get the right people around the table.
  • Facts are your friends.
  • When something feels funky, engage.
  • Take a flyer
  • This is church
The High Drama of Decision-Making