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Bias For Clarity

Bias for action. Gets things done. Go-getter. Traits companies big and small look for. And for good reason, you're being hired to do things! However, action is a secondary step that often overshadows the primary step, direction.   Clear direction is the foundation that enables our actions to takeoff. Without it, we're stuck in the mud.  Striving for clarity is an underrated skill. Having the courage to ask ( seemingly ) obvious questions, and to check in, making sure we're all on the same page. "O bvious " questions are a low risk, high reward way to add value. At worst, you'll add confidence to our actions. At best, you discover a misalignment that saves us from a dead-end.  The more people, the more clear we need to be. The bigger the initiative, the bigger the risk of reaching the finish line, only to realize expectations were off.  Success is always uncertain. But we can be certain about what we want and what everyone's job is. Things that can be clea

Bringing the Best Out of Best Practices




Apple does it this way. Google does it that way. Microsoft would never do this. A few ultra-successful companies serves as a model for every company. To dominate our arena is something we all strive for. It's natural to copy the best in an attempt to be the best. 

Every company is unique. Different cultures, products, goals. There's no one-size-fits-all way of doing things. Thinking so only creates a false sense of structure and certainty. If we do X, we'll achieve Y.

Oversimplification causes oversight. No prescription works for every patient. No playbook works for every team.

Best practices are sharpened through individual trial and error. Copying another's ignores our unique goals and challenges. 

Studying the best is a great starting point, but it's not the destination. They must be adapted. 

Start small. Experiment. Work and rework. Eventually you'll develop the best practices that work best for you. 



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