Essentially, all decisions are bets. If luck weren’t involved, the best poker players would win every time. The same is true for leaders. If not for chance and unpredictable influences, the smartest leaders would always make the right decision. For decision-makers, luck is either a negative, or a necessary ally. The best decision-makers strike a truce with luck by incorporating it into their decision process.
Perfect for strategists, project managers, or emergency preparedness - really good one!
It is said that Napoleon preferred lucky generals over unlucky ones. With the proper understanding of “luck” one can certainly understand why. Also reminds me of the saying, “Chance favors the prepared mind” and “Fortune favors the bold” — though maybe that’s reaching a little beyond the subject at hand. Certainly many people are not open to luck either— and would rather take credit and chalk good results up to their own skill. Knowing that luck is a factor in many successes is certainly a good character trait— it’s not quite humility, but it is a good sign nonetheless.
Love this.... "The critical skill required to master luck is not to predict it, but to expect it."
Two thoughts: 1. I've noticed that better behaviours tend to bring better luck. The evidence is anecdotal, but I find it encouraging still. 2. I accept the admonition to "re-evaluate" & start fresh when "luck" changes the circumstances. Refusing to accept a new paradigm has not worked out for me in many cases. :)
Every time the topic of LUCK comes up now, I think of this guy....