Tag Archives: decision-making

Leadership Perspectives: What’s Your Reality?

I’ve been writing about leadership perspectives and the three distinct ways leaders fail to use information efficiently. The third way is not wanting to see the truth.
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Sharpen Your Leadership Perspective

How do you sharpen your leadership perspective? All too often, I see leaders fail to use information efficiently, often ignoring what’s hidden from view. Understandably, information outside the forefront is harder to observe, but it may be the most critical to obtain. Details not initially obvious often have the greatest impact, and their elusiveness causes […]
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6 Leadership Questions to
Overcome Information Overload

TMI: I hear this complaint frequently from my coaching clients. Bombarded with more information than they can effectively process, leaders often miss things that are “hidden in plain sight”. Information overload causes important facts to be overlooked. Leaders commonly bemoan how something so obvious wasn’t caught. In the fallout, outsiders critique these oversights and question leaders’ […]
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Misguided Leadership Perspectives:
Are You at Risk?

Taking a step back to reflect on the last year, what lessons have we learned from 2018? I see an alarming number of business plans fail when leaders ignore the facts needed to make sound decisions. Misguided leadership perspectives can be blamed on a lack of data, wrong data or the inability to understand relevance. […]
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Better Clarity, Better Business Decisions

 More doubt is the last thing you want when you are in trouble. ~ Daniel Kahneman When it comes to better business decisions, fact-finding and information management can be taxing, even for seasoned leaders. Emotions influence most thought processes, and leaders can be left with distorted impressions. When this topic comes up with my coaching […]
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Better Business Decisions:
Strategies and Tactics

I’m always intrigued to learn how great leaders have developed their business decision processes. We all too often see how even smart leaders can make the wrong choices. When this topic comes up in coaching conversations, we discuss three primary strategies to overcome decision-impairing barriers:
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Business Decisions:
Navigating Barricades and Blockades

  In my work as a coach, I have seen even the best leaders struggle from time to time with business decisions. Perhaps the most difficult are some of our own making: those innate traits that inhibit our decision-making process. Unfortunately, it tends to be easier to spot these traits in others. Ask anyone holding […]
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Leadership Challenges in Decision-Making

Whether you recognize it or not, you have two different modes of thought when a decision is required: intuition and analysis. A leader’s decision-making success hinges on resolving the balance between these two modes. React when necessary, but learn to shape your reactive thinking with as much analysis as possible.
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Making the Best Leadership Decisions

Are you making the best leadership decisions? Sometimes, even the smartest leaders are not asking the right questions and they don’t have all the information necessary to make truly informed decisions. But an organization’s health is only as sound as its leader’s decisions. Some companies prosper from wise leadership directions, while others struggle after flawed […]
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Dealing with Leadership Consensus Dependency

You don’t have to look far to see the signs of leaders who aren’t comfortable dealing with disputes. Unfortunately, this only reinforces consensus dependency.
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