July 19, 2021

After the facts

Stand Back

Let’s say you have every single possible fact at your disposal, and that you muster them and present them with clarity and dispassion. That the case, from your perspective is laid out with utmost certainty, that there is no argument, can be no argument, and that all that’s left is to come to a conclusion and make the decision. Or, at least, all that’s left is to bring everyone to the same conclusion you came to and to agree with the decision you think is obvious.

Thing is, it’s never like that. Even when everybody can see the exact same facts, and even when they agree that those facts are indisputable with no room for alternative interpretation.

The real conversation, after the facts … what to do about it. Facts don’t make decisions.

Skippy strategy: The best you can do with facts is improve the decision making conversation.