Category: Decision Making

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Get the story of the problem

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Next time there’s a problem, ask for problem’s story. The story of the problem will give you the first signs, the sequence of symptoms, the actions taken already, and much more. You can even ask more than one person for the story, so you get a richer idea of what’s going on. This is only one of 347 tips  »  Read More

Decision Making: 10 Great Situation Analysis Questions

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Decision Making in Theory Good decision making starts with effective situation analysis. In the world of theory, this is called “getting the facts.” It’s followed by “analyzing the facts.” Then comes “make the decision,” followed by “implement the decision.” This straight-line picture  »  Read More


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Watch for the warning signs of groupthink “We’ve always done it that way.” “That’s the right way.” “Everybody does it this way.” “That’s standard practice.” Whenever you hear those phrases, or anything like them, sound the Groupthink Alert. Garden Variety  »  Read More

Your questions could be the answer

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“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” ~ Henry J. Kaiser That’s as inspirational as can be, but if you want to get from the problem to the opportunity and on to success, you need to ask good questions. The questions you ask determine the answers you get. Here are some questions to ask when you  »  Read More

Decision making for the real world

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After I got out of the Marines, I began working on my college degree. I was working in increasingly responsible positions during the day and attending classes at night. That made for some truly surreal experiences. The professors and textbooks painted one picture. Real life was often very different. Decision making was an  »  Read More

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