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Decision-Facers And Decision-Makers

Sept. 6, 2020

"Assistant coaches make suggestions, but I make decisions"

          - John Thompson, the legendary Georgetown University basketball coach who passed away on Aug. 30

          - Found in article by Myron Medcalf: 


There are piles of books, YouTube videos and courses about decision-making.  How to make better decisions, how to make faster decisions, how to weigh the variables properly, how to measure risk, and so forth.


But ultimately, when presented with a choice, we each have the option to be a decision-facer, or a decision-maker. Decision-facers weigh the pro's and con's, and hope someone else will decide.

"Maybe we should hire a social media expert"

"We could launch a Labor Day promotion"

"We could take the kids to the beach next week"

Or we can embrace the uncertainty and be a decision-maker. "Alright, here's what we're gonna do..."


John Thompson knew this was one of his most essential responsibilities. And it took him to basketball's Hall of Fame.


If you chose to be a decision-maker 10% more often, where might it take you?

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