Confront the Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Faith)

You cannot make a series of good decisions without facing the brutal facts

Listen to the data and the facts and then act


Ignored the brutal facts and searched for answers they liked


Confronted the brutal facts and acted accordingly

Facts are better than dreams

When the truth about the organization is discovered, the right choice becomes self evident

Do not turn a blind eye to the reality of the brutal facts

Continually refine the path to greatness with the brutal facts of reality

Charisma can be as much a liability as an assest

A Climate where the truth is heard

1. Lead with questions, not answers

2. Engage in dialogue and debate, not coercion

3. Conduct autopsies, without blame

4. Build "red flag" mechanisms

Unwavering faith amid the brutal facts

In confronting the brutal facts, the good to great companies left stronger and more resilient

Comparison companies became weaker or even gave up

The stockdale paradox

Retain absolute faith that you can and will prevail in the end

Confront the most brutal facts of your current reality


Begin the process of finding the path to greatness by confronting the brutal facts

When facing the brutal facts, the right choice becomes self evident

Create a culture where the truth can be heard

Good to great companies faced the reality of their brutal reality head on

Thank you


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