Intuition, Guessing and Other Communication Challenges – Fun Friday

It’s Friday and so you know that means it’s time for a little humor to get your weekend started off right. Working with people is always a challenge in any industry and any organization. That’s what I was reminded of when I found these 2 cartoons for this week’s Fun Friday.

We’ve all had leaders that have worked off intuition. That can go really well or really bad in my experience. I personally preferred what I heard from Michael Dell. He suggested that you try and get as much data about a problem as possible, but that half of the time you still have to make a decision with limited information and no really clear direction on which decision is best. I’ve been in those situations before and it’s hard as a leader. I’ve also had times where I knew which direction was right, but I didn’t know how to explain why. Later, my mind finally caught up and I realized why. Ever been there before? Is that intuition? I’m not sure, but analyzing the difference between intuition and guessing is pretty funny…and fascinating.

This cartoon seemed appropriate from a tax relief company. However, I think most doctors would describe what’s in the EHR as gobbledygook and mumbo-jumbo. At least if it comes in a CCDA.

Have a great weekend!

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.