Creating a Culture of Yes


Creating a Culture of Yes

Creating a Culture of Yes

We’re use to no and have it deeply programmed in us as young kids. Parents say “no” a lot and thus when we grow up, we turn into those same parents.

It is really a sense of being protective but overprotection leads to procrastination and an inability to learn. It probably slowly shuts down your creative abilities also.

Eric Schmidt says (in the book How Google Works) you want to establish a culture of yes at your company or business. I say you want to create a culture of yes at your home also.

This will help relationships with children, as it does with coworkers and employees. Saying yes begins things, and it is how things grow.

Schmidt says, “saying yes leads to new experiences, and new experiences will lead you to knowledge and wisdom.” It is an attitude of yes that will allow you to go forward in uncertain times.

Still know when to pull the breaks, but create the culture of yes!

Make Fewer Decisions CEOs



CEOs; Make Fewer Decisions


CEOs; Make Fewer Decisions

CEOs; Make Fewer Decisions

Are you running a company, are you running your life, are you running a company founded and visioned by other founders? 

If you answered yes to any of these, here is a new piece of advice coming from former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt. He says to make fewer decisions. It is often thought that great CEOs and people have come in and make a whole lot of decisions.

You do and you don’t. Schmidt said in the book, How Google Works;

The tendency of a CEO, especially a new one trying to make an impact in a founder-led company, is to try to make too big an impact. It is hard to check that CEO ego at the door and let others make decisions, but that is precisely what needs to be done.

Eric had a process he’d do when a decision needed to be that he and the cofounders disagreed on. He’d identify the issue (standard procedure), have the argument about it (just the parties necessary – in his case the two founders and he), and set a deadline for the resolution!

His last corollary was to let the founders decide. I guess with this approach all they can fire you for is for letting them make such a decision. The point is that you don’t have to jump in and rip the company from the founders and you don’t have to make too big an impact to impress.

Just make fewer decisions as you lead and guide the company or your life!

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