ABC of Living Decisions

I’m writing this post based on experiences I had within the last weeks. I’ve noticed both good and bad examples for something I’ve taken for granted as a base skill: Living decisions. The post is about the “ABC” of living decisions, the difficulty, the importance of achieving clarity within an organization and handling change in a constructive and fair way. Keep on reading for my thoughts on staying authentic and building trust in your decision skills!

Give guidance and clarity with decisions.

Making decisions in a complex environment can be tough and having to make them might be a high pressure. That shouldn’t keep you from making them. In turn, I find it even more important to bring guidance into an organization with precise decisions when the environment resembles a jungle for everyone else.

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(Really) Simplify Legal Jargon

The Next Web highlights the “simplified” terms of service of a Twitter rival Heello, Pinterest and 500px in a recent post: Now this is how to write a terms-of-service document.

Don’t get too exited yet. It is a nice idea to highlight the essence of a lengthy, complicated text right next to it. But wouldn’t we all wish to just have easier to understand terms and conditions at all?

What real simplification is, can be seen in a TED session by Alan Siegel: Let’s simplify legal jargon!. He doesn’t mention terms of service explicitly, but he’d sure have an opinion about them.