Tag Archives: decision making

Choices and letting go

Over the past few days I have been sitting with a decision between multiple choices. I won’t disclose the specifics of the decision, because they are not relevant for this reflection, except to say that the choice I make will … Continue reading

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Decisions vs. Actions – what is the difference?

If you have read previous posts, you know I have been thinking about how decisions get made and observing my environment to discern patterns. One of the things I learned is that while I spend a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Reflections on decision tracking

In recent posts I wrote about the possibility of changing how an organization makes decisions by changing how I make decisions and the impact of self-observation. For the past three weeks I have been tracking decision making behavior of both myself … Continue reading

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Similarities between corporations and foundations

I recently received a report from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) about current practices of philanthropic funders, which posed the question, “is grantmaking getting smarter?”  GEO is an organization that ultimately seeks to enable nonprofits to achieve better results.  The … Continue reading

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If we had better data, we would make better decisions – or would we?

I have spent most of my career getting data, improving data, analyzing data and interpreting what data means. In the early part of my career I was engaged in research as an academic, for the pure curiosity of learning and … Continue reading

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