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Sunday, 23 January 2011 09:05

confronting reality

Written by rabbi russ resnik


I’ve been reading a great book on management — The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M. R. Covey. Trust, the book’s sub-title claims, is “the one thing that changes everything,” the key to success and effectiveness in every organization and relationship. The book lists thirteen behaviors that have been proven to build trust, including Behavior #8: “Confront Reality,” which sheds a lot of light on the trait of decisiveness.

Thursday, 21 October 2010 14:28

decide not to forget

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-forgettingDecisiveness means taking to heart what needs to be done enough to take the steps to accomplish it. It is not enough just to know what needs to be done; one must not tarry in the knowledge so long that action becomes superfluous or forgotten. This is Yaakov’s exhortation to us: 

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:09

be sure, then go ahead

Written by rabbi russ resnik

art-yesnomaybe"Be always sure you are right, then go ahead." -- Davy Crockett

I remember this quote from an ancient Disney black-and-white TV series on the Tennessee frontiersman. It’s homespun but insightful, for, as Davy noted, decisiveness does entail two components. First, we have to determine what is right, what we believe, what we are willing to commit to. And then we have to act on it.

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