I’m always on the lookout for great articles, books, and blog posts that reflect our value of Thoughtful Leadership™. This blog post from the Harvard Business Review is a great example. The writer, Frank Partnoy, shares how taking a moment to slow down, get present, and think about the actions you will take or decisions you will make can give you a competitive edge.

He shares the story of military strategist John Boyd who used the tactics he learned as a fighter pilot to develop a decision-making framework using the acronym OODA – Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Borrowing from the philosophies of Sun Tzu and Julius Caesar, he saw the wisdom of going slow to go fast for better decision making.

Ultimately, our ability to make strong and Thoughtful leadership decisions depends on achieving a balance between patient reflection and data-gathering and swift, decisive action – going slow to then move quickly. It’s an essential part of Thoughtful Leadership™.

If you enjoyed this post, you can read more like it in our book, The Power of Thoughtful Leadership: 101 Minutes To Being the Leader You Want To Be, available on Amazon.

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