Five common decision-making mistakes and how to avoid them

Teams tend to make decisions in one of three ways. All three approaches have their place and their strengths.  However, trouble arises when we fall prey to overusing one of them. Or when we automatically apply a decision-making style without much thought as to what’s needed for that situation – a kind of ‘knee jerk’…

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Beware this decision-making flaw

There’s a pesky little decision-making flaw that we all fall prey to. This insidious decision villain seems to ramp up big-time during any election season, and we’re seeing it run amok now, so this week’s blog is a timely reminder for us all. Since this is a leadership blog, I’m going to focus on how…

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5 tips for making better decisions during COVID-19

Right now, along with millions of other leaders around the world, you’re having to make decisions about things you never thought you would, at a pace you never imagined. You’re also making these decisions in an environment that’s changing not just day-by-day, but sometimes, hour-by-hour.  So if you find yourself attempting to control more than…

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3 Simple Steps Leaders Can Take To Improve Their Thinking Skills

When one of the people I respect the most in the leadership world accepts my invitation to do a guest post in The Leader’s Digest, it makes me pretty chuffed.  So this is me, pretty chuffed indeed, introducing this week’s guest author, Tanveer Naseer! Tanveer Naseer is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker, award-winning leadership writer, author,…

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How To Get Your Collaborative Swag On

Imagine you and I are flies on the wall in one of your team meetings. If we didn’t know anyone in the room, how long would it take for us to work out you are the boss? Where are you sitting? At the head of the table? Who is talking most often? Who is talking first? Is…

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3 Ways For Leaders To Make Great Decisions (plus free download)

Is your team culture as lacklustre as share market trading during the GFC? Do you feel like  Mr or Mrs ‘Jolly Hockey Sticks’, trying (somewhat unsuccessfully) to engender passion, enthusiasm and teamwork from your troops? If this is the case, chances are you are overusing the “I decide” decision-making approach. Wanna revive it like a Baywatch lifeguard?…

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How To Identify Your Core Values

They say that if you really want to see what a person values, look at their wallet and their calendar. Often we say something is important to us, but our actions speak louder than our words. And sometimes our commitment to our values is really put to the test. Which is exactly what happened to me…

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