What leaders can learn from fighter pilots about the art of decision-making

“He who can handle the quickest rate of change survives.”1 This is a quote about air-to-air combat from American military strategist John Boyd2 in 1976. However, gender bias aside, it could equally have come from a present-day management article about disruption and opportunity. Boyd had completed degrees in economics and engineering before arriving in Korea in …

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The art of decision-making

How did your organisation go about making recent decisions? When it comes to choosing what the organisation should do, or choosing how to go about doing it, it can be hard to balance competing priorities of confidence and speed. When these priorities are mismatched you get one of two problems:  1. Too much speed / Too …

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