Tag Archives: Decision Making

Critical Thinking Skills

I just finished listening to a Great Courses series entitled Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills by Professor Steven Novella. This excellent course offers insight and reminders invaluable to all business leaders trying to think critically … Continue reading

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Lead With Questions

As leaders, we often have an employee come to us with an issue or problem. As “make it happen” managers, we then focus on getting the problem solved and getting it done as quickly as possible. Thus, we take charge, … Continue reading

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Foster Fresh Perspectives

As leaders, we can often get stuck in ruts, talking to the same people every day and thinking the same way as everyone else. To breakthrough and come up with new and innovative ideas and approaches to problems and issues, … Continue reading

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The McKinsey Way – A Strong Primer on Problem Solving

Way back in 1999, Ethan M. Rasiel (full disclosure: a business school colleague of mine) penned The McKinsey Way: Using the Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business. In the book, Rasiel reveals the … Continue reading

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8 (Almost) Fundamentals of Problem Solving

As business leaders we are bombarded with challenges that need to be addressed, situations that need to be improved, and problems that need to be solved. Of course, each challenge, situation or problem is different. Nevertheless, there are some fundamentals … Continue reading

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Embrace the “Antithesis” for Better Decisions

As business leaders, our organizations depend on us to make the best decisions for the success of our businesses. The challenge, of course, is that most of these decisions need to be made without complete information and with conflicting facts … Continue reading

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