Karl Bimshas | Karl Bimshas Consulting

Wk 1 - Act with Deliberation and Consider the Consequences

Published 2 months ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader,

Act with Deliberation and Consider the Consequences

Are you a leader who tends to act before thinking? Do you often make decisions without considering the consequences? If so, it's time to make a change. To become an effective leader, you must learn how to think, take the time to consider the potential outcomes of your actions and make deliberate, informed decisions.

Here's a simple action plan to help you get started:

  1. Pause and reflect: When faced with a decision, take a moment to pause and reflect. Take your time with a decision. Consider the potential consequences of your actions and the impact they will have on others.
  2. Get input from others: It's important to get input before deciding. Seek out the opinions of your team members or colleagues, and listen to their perspectives to help you make a better-informed decision and avoid blind spots.
  3. Consider the long-term: When deciding, focusing on short-term gains is easy. However, it's important to consider the long-term implications of your actions. Will your decision positively or negatively impact your organization in the long run?
  4. Evaluate risks and benefits: Every decision involves risks and benefits. Take the time to evaluate both before making a decision. Consider the potential risks, how to mitigate them, and weigh them against the benefits.
  5. Act with intention: Once you've thought through your decision-making process, it's time to take deliberate, intentional action.

By following this action plan, you'll be able to become a more thoughtful, intentional leader who considers the consequences of your actions before acting.

Kevin Turtle Decides to Have a Great Year

Download this brief parable for much needed tips on how to transform your wishes into actionable goals.
Kevin Turtle,... Read more

Karl Bimshas | Karl Bimshas Consulting

Become a better leader without being a jerk with this Boston-bred, California-chilled Leadership Advisor, Writer, & Podcast Host

Read more from Karl Bimshas | Karl Bimshas Consulting

Reflections on Leadership — February 2024 Recap Hi Reader, Here’s a recap of leadership articles, tips, videos, and merch. Karl Bimshas Consulting shared in February. If you’re a frequent reader, please share your thoughts via the Content Satisfaction Survey. We’d love to know what you think so we can make the content we produce valuable to you. February Articles The Folly of Transactional Leadership Leadership Was Not In The Curriculum What You Don't Know Decide HowYou Are Going To Lead WAKE...

3 days ago • 1 min read

Hello Reader, Reflect and Connect with Your Inner Feelings As a leader, taking time to reflect and understand your inner feelings is essential for intrapersonal effectiveness. It helps you identify and manage emotions, build resilience, and develop self-awareness. Here are some ways you can support intrapersonal effectiveness: Self-affirmation: Practice daily self-affirmations that focus on your strengths and positive qualities. Write down positive statements about yourself and repeat them...

6 days ago • 1 min read

Hi Reader, Exciting news! For a limited time, (today and tomorrow) I'm giving away FREE Kindle downloads of three of my leadership books: So, I've Been Thinking: Seemingly Random Thoughts on Leadership (Book 1) So, I've Been Thinking Some More: Reflections on Leadership (Book 2) Think Again: Ways to Dismantle Lousy Leadership (Book 3) So, I've Been Thinking So, I've Been Thinking Some More Think Again These essay books are packed with insights, reflections, and practical advice to help you:...

11 days ago • 1 min read
Share this post