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Effective Decision Making

What Is A Decision?

What Is A Decision? Management is all about making decisions – if this was not the case then you would not be in your job! What makes for a decision? A good way to look at this is a specific... Continue Reading →

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Three Reasons Why Decision Making Needs To Be Your Top Skill

Three Reasons Why Decision Making Needs To Be Your Top Skill If you can master the following three areas of decision making you will be a truly effective manager. It’s not going to be easy though! Time – there is... Continue Reading →

Good Or Bad Decision Making?

Good Or Bad Decision Making? There are only two factors that will tell you if you have made a good decision or not – regardless of the context, scale and scope of that decision a good decision is judged on:... Continue Reading →

How Do I Know It Is Time To Make A Decision?

How Do I Know It Is Time To Make A Decision? What to do – shall I wait and see what happens next or do I dive in and do something? How do you know when it is best to... Continue Reading →

Management Meddling – If It Is Broken Never Fix It

Management Meddling - If It Is Broken Never Fix It There are always good and convincing reasons why we should never rush to mend something, despite what we might be expected to do and wade in to mend something that... Continue Reading →

A Simple Decision Making Process

A Simple Decision Making Process We all are involved in making decisions every day – many are just routine and require little thought, many we have made numerous times before, some we do automatically. Some we sadly keep getting wrong!... Continue Reading →

Managerial Four Stage Critical Thinking Model

Managerial Four Stage Critical Thinking Model We all make decisions in the heat of the moment and when asked why we took a certain course of action we are floundering as to justify exactly why we did what we did.... Continue Reading →

4 Essential Critical Thinking Skills For Management

Why Critical Thinking Is An Important Management Skill Is it better to just accept things that you hear or see? Do we regularly take things at face value? Poor management is always the result of a lack of critical skills;... Continue Reading →

Making Decisions the RIGHT Way

Making Decisions the RIGHT Way All decisions should be made as low as possible in the organisation. The Charge of the Light Brigade was ordered by an officer who was not there looking at the territory. There are two kinds... Continue Reading →

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