How to make stronger leadership decisions in 2019

  • Being aware of how the brain takes shortcuts can help you avoid decision-making traps.
  • When individuals get tired, the automatic and instinctual part of the brain takes over and this more easily leads to cognitive bias.
  • This article outlines some techniques to help you widen and change your decision-making lens.

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Leaders are required to make decisions every day, and in a world that is constantly changing and increasingly complex making good decisions is harder than ever. There are competing priorities, multiple perspectives, a myriad of stakeholders, and conflicting demands when balancing short and longer-term interests.

For leaders wanting to elevate their decision making amidst this context, they need to first start with understanding what can inhibit them.

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