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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The decision-making model: Three approaches for any given situation

Making decisions is one of the most frequent and critical activities you undertake as a leader. We’ve all suffered from those decision making gremlins like sunk cost bias, and the fundamental attribution error. And unfortunately, there are no magic bullets for expert decision making. There is no ‘one right way’ when it comes to making…

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Don’t Let ‘Sunk Costs’ Be Your Leadership Iceberg

You probably haven’t heard of Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov. But he might just be the man who saved the world. According to National Geographic, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a Soviet patrol submarine B-59 almost launched a nuclear-tipped torpedo. It was surrounded by American destroyers near Cuba and dived to avoid detection. As…

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Gut Instinct

The topic of gut instinct can easily fall into the eerie-soft-and-fluffy-hippie category. And I can understand that. Lots of people are turned off by the thought of tuning into that deep, intrinsic ‘knowing’ we are all said to possess. Take my husband for example. I can just imagine the look on his face if I…

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