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Important Leadership Implications – Don’t jump to conclusions – Be careful

Important Leadership Implications – Don’t Jump to Conclusions

Have you ever had one of those situations where things weren’t as they appeared? This funny video is the perfect demonstration of that! And though the video is funny and meant to be lighthearted, it does have leadership implications for all of us.

We ought to think before we jump to conclusions and judge too quickly. It is better to assume positive intent as a leader until you know differently. Leaders who jump to conclusions behave in ways that are not healthy for their teams, just as the actions of the guy in this video led to things that were not healthy for his relationship.

My experience has been that the worse time to comment is when we feel like commenting the most. The best thing to do is to seek to understand first. Once you have taken a deep breath and understand, that is the time to react. Otherwise you may end up looking foolish.

My advice is to sit on it, rest on it or leave it.

Questions: What do you think? Did you enjoy the video? Do you see the leadership implications? I would love to hear your comments.

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Important leadership implications. Leaders must be careful not to jump to conclusions.

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  • Lyn Boyer March 23, 2012, 10:05 am

    Mike, Thanks for sharing. You are absolutely right. This serves as a good reminder to wait before acting on immediate impressions.

  • Rama Kandarpa March 27, 2012, 4:33 am

    While this is a good one about the perils of jumping to conclusions, I do not see the specific link about leadership.

  • Mike Rogers March 30, 2012, 1:42 pm

    Lyn, you are welcome.
    Rama, it is not uncommon for leaders to jump conclusions. Assuming positive intent before you know the facts is always a good idea. If you don’t, you will jump to conclusions and risk losing the trust of your team.

  • William Lewis March 30, 2013, 8:00 am

    Thanks Michael, that was very funny, reminds of the time when I came. ….. .

    • Michael Rogers March 30, 2013, 8:23 am

      William, the time when you? Can’t leave us hanging ; ) We want to hear.

      • William Lewis March 30, 2013, 8:38 am

        Listen Mike, there are so many, so i’ll have to think about it for a bit. I dont want too end-up inside-again! and at my age, The kids ( M, would literarily murder me, my darling daughter) wouldn’t like it.’-)) Well. You just gotta understand Kid, huh?

  • William Lewis March 30, 2013, 9:26 am

    Hi Mike,.-)) To be honest i’m hard-of-hearing pretty badly, so I go through my days miss-understanding just about everything I hear. This is something I do when i’m reading, Get another view at once so too speak. it is often purposely intended too make a simple point, which most are. Right or wrong and different approches, how much of a lie is accepetable etc. When i’m bored i’ll go looking for a row and then it’s good too miss-understand, it’s kind of an art, a form of chess (which I dont play… this is better) with live minds. An Old Irish ( I would think ,’-)) Art Form, born in large family groups but work hard be staunch of character an’go’get’m ,’-)) William.

  • Todd McCann March 30, 2013, 12:40 pm

    One of my teachers would describe the cement truck video as the Ladder of Inference.
    Assumptions were made and consequences are enourmous.
    My Teachers Name: Peter Senge.

    I personally would call this a Gross Misconceptional Error in ones thinking at the cost of ones own demise.
    Loss of Face, credibility etc………and most importantly perhaps loss of love.

    Todd McCann

    • Michael Rogers April 3, 2013, 10:25 pm

      Nice analysis Todd. There are many consequences to jumping to conclusions aren’t there?


  • William Lewis March 30, 2013, 7:16 pm

    No, No, Definitely sense of humor that’s what’s lost here sense of humor.

  • Steve Zanini April 3, 2013, 8:34 am

    Thanks for the reminder, Michael. In this day and age of faster, action and results, I believe we encourage this type of response and it does not serve us well; especially in our personal and business relations. Strike one up for calm and thought-filled behaviours, then we can pour the concrete.

  • William Lewis April 3, 2013, 9:18 am

    Pour concrete more concrete in our day when analyzing the analyzing analyzers spontaneity made old men of boys before boys were youths and … .. more concrete more concrete

  • Stephanie April 5, 2013, 5:35 am

    Hahaha, yes this is a Dutch commercial. Great that you’ve used it in this context 🙂 Very funny and verry true.

    Greets from Holland,

    • Michael Rogers April 5, 2013, 7:58 am

      Thanks Stephanie! Holland is a beautiful place. Never been there, but have always wanted to.


  • Inez April 9, 2013, 12:51 pm

    Great funny way to express the pitfalls of acting too quickly! Thanks for sharing!

    • Michael Rogers April 9, 2013, 6:12 pm

      Your welcome Inez! Glad you enjoyed it : )


      • Abbas Moussa May 5, 2013, 8:36 am

        I have a question here and I hope to hear your many inputs, if or hero here is not a cement truck driver, would he act differently?

  • Chittranjan July 27, 2013, 10:34 am

    This hillarious but meaningful.

  • Micheline July 30, 2013, 3:32 pm

    This remind me of this great quote: “If you think you’re the smartest person in the room, you’ve put a lid on your group’s potential.” Michael McKinney

    When you think you’re the best, you don’t really listen and you jump to conclusions. Missing out on great ideas from others.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Michael Rogers August 4, 2013, 5:43 pm

      Thanks Micheline, that is a wise quote. We must take the time to understand and listen, it is critical to caring leadership.


  • Guest September 26, 2013, 11:16 pm

    Nice advice 🙂 This is the

  • Ahme September 26, 2013, 11:17 pm

    Nice advice . this is the same advice which our Prophet Mohamed said 🙂

    • Mike Rogers September 27, 2013, 12:32 pm

      Wise advice Ahme! Thanks for commenting 🙂



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