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Category: Problem Solving Tools

Improve decision-making by brainstorming with 2-6 stakeholders

Last week I started a short series on specific proven techniques you can use to improve the quality of your decision-making in your role as a leader.  Last week’s technique was to develop at least three or more realistic alternatives

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Improve decision-making by developing alternatives

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about decision-making by leaders.  The reason isn’t terribly earth-shattering, it’s only because an association client has asked me to re-develop a program for their members on tools and skills for problem-solving and decision-making.  But

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Why you shouldn’t fall prey to “reverse delegation”

About a year ago, I wrote a column for Profit Magazine – How to Stop Doing Employees’ Work For Them – about how not to fall into the classic leadership trap known as “reverse delegation”, which is the natural tendency

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Don’t lose sight of your important role in making decisions

Making decisions is what leaders do.  Whether it’s hiring staff, evaluating vendor proposals, or resolving process bottlenecks, making decisions is our bread and butter.  It’s why we get paid the big bucks! J  Given that making decisions is such a

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When the policy manual is a good thing …

Last year, one of my regular columns in The Globe & Mail was titled Three reasons to ignore your company’s policy manual and in it, I made the case for being flexible in the application of company rules and policies. 

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Problem-solving tip: now is better than later

As regular readers of this blog know, I often offer up ideas to help leaders deal with and resolve the myriad of issues you deal with on a daily basis.  In fact, just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote

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