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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

Change Your Decision

Shift Your Perspective

Why is it so hard to say, “I was wrong”?

In some organizations, it’s easier and more comfortable to defend a position we’ve already taken than to admit we might be wrong. It’s also how we get stuck.

When we fail to admit we’re wrong, we rob ourselves and our colleagues of valuable moments of learning, of improving performance and of eliminating potential large scale problems.

Seth Godin suggests an alternative to being wrong:

“Based on new information, I can make a new decision.”

Being responsive and flexible is how we stay relevant in our personal and professional lives. We can make a new decision on what’s happening in our environment now, based on new data and new science.

If decisions made in good faith are based on insufficient information, we don’t have to be wrong. Thanks Seth for reminding how we just have to make a new decision.

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