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Get There Early by Bob Johansen

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4 What’s Different about Dilemmas?

Obedience to the law is the dry husk of loyalty and faith. Opinion is the barren flower of the Way the beginning of ignorance. —Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. —Yogi Berra

This chapter helps you engage with the dilemmas in your world so you can get there early and compete in the present. The Foresight to Insight to Action Cycle is a framework for sensing and making sense out of dilemmas—even if you cannot fully understand or control what’s going on.

The biggest challenge for leaders is to learn to live with—even embrace— the tensions inherent in dilemmas. How can you prepare your mind to win when you are faced with dilemmas, to win what appear to be no-win games? Dilemmas ...

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