Evening Sessions #9: ‘Analysis is Paralysis!’

When was the last time you an idea? A master plan? A eureka moment?

Maybe it was a dream, or a revelation whilst in the middle of a board meeting. Maybe you woke up in the middle of the night or were out with friends.

Did you research it, analyse it, Google it, PubMed it? Turn it into pretty charts and graphs? Discuss it with your wife, your friends, your colleagues even your boss?

After all that, did you go ahead with it?

No?

Then it didn’t happen.

You see management theories, tools, techniques and science are great fun. You can never stop analysing and presenting but all of it is meaningless with out action.

My favourite analogy is that of when samurais duel. They would circle each other for an inordinate amount of time but once they had made a decision they would strike immediately and with devastating, often spectacular, results.

Now you might not be a samurai but you get the idea.

Next time you have an idea. Don’t hesitate. Don’t procrastinate. Think about it and then in the immortal words of Nike:

‘Just do it!’

Dr Saif Abed

CEO and Co-Founder

Abed Graham Healthcare Strategies Ltd

www.abedgraham.com

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