On occasion, one fact changes everything about how a leader views an opportunity or problem. This critical fact completely alters the context, understanding, or implication of a given decision. As a result of this critical fact, leaders make a different choice.
This goes well with "Listen Like You're Wrong"
Love this, and it’s more important than ever in today’s world of constant noise. The way I see it is that the critical facts are likely to also be the most important things -- what you need to know, and what you need to look for.
Thomas Bayes would like todays field note.