Friday, July 26, 2019

Judgment Call

I will carefully listen to what they say (and mean), ask questions (probably lots), and then give my advice (as clearly as I can).

They may not take my advice. That's fine. My job is to advise, not direct.

They may not even like my advice. That's fine too. My job is to give honest advice and honesty is not always tactful.

They may wonder how I reached my conclusions. That's trickier. Although I can often cite reasons there are times when intuition based on years of experience is involved and the reasons may be much hazier. I may not even know the precise reason but I know what I would do and what I would not do. I can say, however, that those are the times when the accuracy of my analysis is very high and when my recommendations are almost always on target.

As an old dog, I know that not all dark alleys are dark. Some are clean and well-lit.

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