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17.11.2013
Here’s the thing – no one has all the answers, so why even attempt to pretend that you do? Smart leaders don’t tell people what they should think, they surround themselves with great thinkers and then consistently seek their insights, observations, and opinions.
A leader’s ability to change their mind demonstrates humility, confidence, and maturity.
Changing our minds demonstrates wisdom, recognition of a transient and ever-changing landscape and a willingness to adapt at a moments notice. The reed survives the storm because it remains supple and allows itself to bend with the wind. I find it hard to change my mind when I’m emotionally invested in a decision, project, or initiative. The other thing that sets me free is continually seeking the best available options rather than defending a decision. I’ll add, there comes a point after the decision is made that rethink and second guessing stops. Love this so much I think it merits repeating: “Does this fall into the category of Principle, Process or Perspective? The need to be “right” consumed a lot of time and energy in past work experiences and I believe it was learned behavior. I also believe being willing to change your mind is critical – and I would suggest that there can be two separate time frames to consider. The first frame is being able to avoid (as Dan Rockwell states above) being over invested in a current decision. The second frame that I consider critical is this; any decision that we make is only valid in the *circumstances* and the *time* in which it was made. In these cases there may be sunk costs we need to look beyond, there may be emotional attachments and significant process disruption contributing to our delaying or abdicating any change within the context of that original decision. But our business environment is evolving and changing rapidly, and we must always be adjusting to fit this evolving axis of time.
And sometimes those adjustments may be revisiting decisions we made, or did not make in the past.
One of the best tools I have found to help people open their minds (and become aware of just how closed our minds naturally are) is a book by Ellen Langer called Mindfulness.
Point well taken Mike – in my attempt to be pithy I can see something got lost in translation. First off thanks for the good read, both in your post and in the incredibly insightful comments it’s garnered. If leaders honestly ask themselves whether their aim is to be right or whether they’re driven to achieve the right outcome, they can be more open to admitting their initial choice was wrong without feeling that it reflects poorly on their leadership.


Indeed, in today’s seemingly in-perpetual-flux world, those who will stand out as being the most capable leaders are not those who insist on digging their heels in the sand in order to stand their ground. On an aside, a tip of the hat to Dan Collins for his brilliant breakdown of decision-making evaluation into the three categories of principle, process, and perspective. Thats a great post mike change is all there is to success and embracing new concepts and new way of doing things. Show me a person that never changes their mind and I’ll show you a static thinker who has sentenced their mind to a prison of mediocrity and wasted potential. If the world is constantly changing, if the marketplace is always evolving, if the minds of others are continuously developing, how can you attempt to be unchanging and still be relevant? Where true humility exists, arrogance is not welcome, hubris is contained, and ego is subordinate to right thinking. Leaders are often required to assimilate lots of information and make decisive decisions very quickly. Fast deciders (me) usually need to institute some kind of system that brings others into the process.
That said, I would submit that regardless of the pace at which decisions are made, there will be times when modifying or altogether changing the decision will be necessary.
When people bring dissenting opinion I believe wholeheartedly that we are best served to remove our inherent bias from the equation to get the best end result.
I grew up with and worked for people who thought changing ones mind was a sure sign of weakness. If we buy a house to flip, we put in that house the least expensive and fast repairs to make it presentable and sell it.
When weighing the positives and negatives associated with changing you mind in a given situation a careful analysis is a prudent thing to do. It is physically impossible to make two identical decisions as the axis of *time* is always different. Our decisions are only as good as our thinking at given point in time based on the information we have at hand.
Your insights are always particularly perceptive, but more importantly they’re actionable. More than anything, it’s great to see that bloggers have the same opportunities as other traditional print and online publications do. Do you consistently challenge your own thinking, or do you wait for others to bring the challenge to you? If your opinions change with the wind based on little more than the court of public opinion, you’re not a leader but just someone else trying to fit-in with the cool kids. People are looking for authentic, transparent leaders willing to sacrifice their ego in favor of right thinking. There are alot of insecure people in leadership positions and it’s all too obvious to their subordinates who, like children, are much more sentient than is commonly believed.


This leadership character quality is counter-balanced by the recognition that every decision is made in a vacuum. As I grew from those situations I realized that was not true and a very limiting way of leading. You have replaced unproductive learned behavior, with productive learned behavior – this will always serve you well.
When my clients want to buy a business they don’t change their mind over night based on emotions, but rather based on their calculations in the return on investment.
I believe too often many believe that changing your mind is implicit admission of having made a mistake. Bottom line – when you fear being wrong more than being proven wrong you have arrived as a leader. The best decisions are extrinsicly motivated and focused on better serving those who follow.
On Perspective – heck that is what makes opposite ends of any spectrum often equally effective.
As I took on my own leadership roles I made a commitment to remain flexible and open to challenge when it came up. It is those leaders who can readdress old decisions in the context of new information that are the most successful. Think about it like this – it takes no effort to cling to your current thinking, however to change your mind requires you to challenge your mind. When we act like the tree and refuse to bend, our motivations are self-serving and suffering is sure to follow. I love your article because it reminds me of a verse I found in the bible that says something like; it is of wise people to reconsider. If facts have changed, or superior ideas emerge, I agree with you Mike, changing your mind demonstrates that you can accept new ideas and facts that come from outside yourself. I’ve believed for quite sometime the most profound and commonly overlooked aspect of learning is recognizing the necessity of unlearning.
When evaluating your position on any given topic are you trying to learn something, or are you just trying to justify your opinion? Having strong convictions is a healthy thing so long as you’re convicted by the truth and not your pride or your ego.



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