The Art of Strengths Coaching

F is for Daniel Forrester: Consider – Take The Time To Making Decisions

Daniel encourages people to take time to reflect before making decisions. Some decisions do need to be made quickly. But there is often time to consider the options and improve the chances of success.

Here is some background from Daniel’s website.

http://danielforrester.com/

About Daniel

He has worked with the top leaders of organizations from every facet of American life and commerce.

He frames and facilitates moments of profound reflection where disruptive initiatives are imagined and then launched; or, he helps organizations question their relevancy, plan for the future and often re-frame the language and ideas that bolster why they exist.

Forrester is the author of Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization published by Palgrave Macmillan.

This original work distilled the lessons in leadership and habits of reflective thinking that made the difference within the recent financial crisis, war in Iraq and in recovering form the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Consider has been celebrated as a top non-fiction title impacting the lives and work habits of leaders within small and large organizations from around the world.

Consider

About The Book

“STOP, THINK, AND DON’T DO SOMETHING STUPID!”

This is the warning Dr. Robert Bea drills into his Civil and Environmental Engineering students at the University of California in Berkeley.

Bea wants to dramatize what he terms the inevitable “oh shit” moments that present themselves-before an actual engineering calamity like the Deepwater Horizon/BP disaster happens.

There’s an intangible and invisible marketplace within our lives today where the products traded are four fold: attention, distraction, data and meaning.

The stories and examples within Consider demonstrate that the best decisions, insights, ideas and outcomes result when we take sufficient time to think and reflect.

While technology allows us to act and react more quickly than ever before, we are taking increasingly less time to consider our decisions before we make them.

Reflection supplies an arsenal of ideas and solutions to the right problems.

… Forrester shows us that taking time and giving ourselves the mental space for reflection can mean the difference between total success and total failure.

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