#6 How Leaders Make Decisions

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It’s estimated that we make over 35,000 decisions in a single day! As a leader, these decisions can have significant impacts for those you lead and serve. How do we ensure we are making effective decisions?

In this episode, we characterize the different ways we think about decisions, considering both the Naturalistic and the Rational Decision-making approaches. We introduce a decision-making framework for each that enables you as a leader to make more effective decisions. We discuss some of the additional practical questions you can ask, regardless of the decision context, to ensure you are making an effective decision for your team. Finally, we offer some practical strategies to help you and your team avoid decision fatigue, ensuring you can make the right decisions that will create significant impacts!

So, join us to learn a few practical strategies to become a better decision-maker.

Related Episodes & Resources

  • Podcast Episode #1: 3 Powerful Questions to Think, Communicate, & Lead Better. Making effective decisions for our team requires us to think broadly and deeply. This episode unpacks 3 powerful questions that enable us to think, communicate, and lead better.
  • Article: 5 Steps to Cultivate Ownership in Others. As we consider how to develop others and cultivate their ownership, you may find it useful to delegate some decisions to them. Read more about cultivating ownership in this article!

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