In 100 Words: Don’t Buy Answers. Build Disciplines.


During times of significant change, leaders are often tempted to “buy answers.” It’s the search for the proverbial “silver bullet.”

Resist this temptation. Don’t outsource your thinking to someone else. You know your organization and industry better than any outsider, so you probably already know what you need to do. Instead, invest in building the right disciplines. It might seem more difficult at first, but in the long run, you will reap the rewards of an organization that systematically generates its own solutions.

Silver bullets don’t exist. The best long-term investment of your resources is in building the right disciplines.

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers.” (Ronald Reagan )


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