Sep 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Rule of Thumb

As I move up in leadership, I am confronted with more and more things that I just don’t have a lot of experience with. I find myself wanting to make sure that I ask very direct questions and make fewer and fewer assumptions. 

On some matters, I want to know what the norm is. What is the "rule of thumb," so to speak? I hear some leaders express various financial metrics as our rule of thumb. I guess that helps, but unless I ask the right questions, I really never know if that "norm" fits our situation or not, and it really can leave me questioning myself. 

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Topics: Assumptions, Leadership