Avoid these traps when making decisions

Talent Technologies

Yet while many of us may believe that decisionmaking is ‘rational’, here are 7 common emotional traps that can result in poorly-conceived decisions… Do you recognise these decision making traps?

Avoid these traps when making decisions

Talent Technologies

Yet while many of us may believe that decisionmaking is ‘rational’, here are 7 common emotional traps that can result in poorly-conceived decisions… Do you recognise these decision making traps?

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Lessons on leadership: Shackleton

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Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic offers lessons of courage, decisionmaking in the most difficult of circumstances, and leadership in the face of stubborn and unrelenting adversity. We’d like to share with our readers in the Tropics looking for a good heartwarming Christmas tale some lessons on leadership provided by one of the most acclaimed leaders of all time.

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 43 with Nina Bhatti, Principle.

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Stop People from Wasting Your Time

Harvard Business Review

Meetings are also dangerous when their list of invitees has been wantonly constructed, filled with irrelevant people and lacking decisionmakers with the authority to get things moving. Make sure you understand who the real decisionmakers are, and don’t waste your time (or other people’s) until they can be present and participate. We’re all too busy, spending our days in back-to-back meetings and our nights feverishly responding to emails.

Writing a Rejection Letter (with Samples)

Harvard Business Review

It’s not any easier to get rejected in that fashion, and writing that way undercuts your authority as a decisionmaker. Simson Petrol. I have a friend who appraises antiques — assigning a dollar value to the old Chinese vase your grandmother used for storing pencils, telling you how much those silver knickknacks from Aunt Fern are worth. He says the hardest part of his job, the part he dreads the most, is telling people that their treasure is worthless. I can empathize.

The Magic of Steve Jobs

Women's Leadership Exchange

But no matter how smart and talented they are, Jobs is the final decisionmaker. Does Steve Jobs have a magic wand? With the news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as APPLE CEO, journalists and business bloggers, like me, are commenting in droves about the magic he created at APPLE. It does seem like Jobs has supernatural powers to be able transform an entrepreneurial venture into the number one brand in the world, producing products that have changed our lives dramatically.

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-06-03

Tanveer Naseer

RT @ mikemyatt : Reading: Leadership Lessons from Babe Ruth: [link] via @ TanveerNaseer # Why Keeping Your Options Open Is A Really, Really Bad Idea by @ hghalvorson [link] # decisionmaking # Thanks! Here’s a compilation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: Thanks @SmartBrief for including my piece on #leadership and Babe Ruth in SmartBrief Career newsletter! link] # Grateful and humbled by response to my latest # leadership piece.

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-05-27

Tanveer Naseer

Here’s a compilation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: New blog post: Coffee House Book Review – “Workarounds That Work” by Russell Bishop [link] #productivity # Whatever You Feel Compelled to Do, Don’t [link] # behaviour # Thanks Mark! RT @ MarkLPeterson : A primary task for leaders – Helping Employees Reconnect With Their… Purpose [link] # Why innovators are decathletes [link] # innovation #teamwork # Tx Katri! RT @ KatriK : Hear!Hear!

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-01-28

Tanveer Naseer

Asking Yourself the Hard Questions [link] # leadership #decisionmaking #. RT @ DorothyDalton : From @ TanveerNaseer another great post. – The One Challenge All Leaders Secretly Face [link] *Tx Dorothy! #. Expanding management: The delicate art of sharing control [link] # leadership #. RT @ Leadershipwatch : New Post: Cross-Cultural Leadership: How to Build Mutual Trust? link] # culture #alignment # leadbiz #.

The Startling Fact About the Criteria to Make More Effective.

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Using “Systematic Decision Making&# methodology, DecisionMaker Pro let you start a decision, setup criteria and assert all respective choices in an objective way. RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.

The 5 Signs of a Bad Manager!

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The Magic of Steve Jobs Part 2

Women's Leadership Exchange

But no matter how smart and talented they are, Jobs is the final decisionmaker. Steve Jobs has died. That it such a cold and unwanted fact about a man that has warmed the hearts of millions with his joyful, beautiful and super-functional technology. I wrote a blog at the end of August when Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO. Everything I wrote then communicates my feelings about Steve today. And anyway Steve Jobs lives on in the hearts of most Apple product users (and who isn’t?)

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-02-11

Tanveer Naseer

Three Times You Have to Speak Up [link] # communication #decisionmaking #. Thanks BestColleges.org for selecting my blog as one of the “25 Best Management & Leadership Blogs of 2011″ [link] #. If you buy @ LauraGoodrich ‘s book Seeing Red Cars on Feb 14th, 50% of royalties will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation [link] #. RT @ JSSBenn : Three Rules of Three for Successful Communications – [link] by @ TanveerNaseer *Thanks Jim; glad you enjoyed it. #.

Twitter Weekly Highlights for 2011-03-18

Tanveer Naseer

4 Problems With Our Brains That Cause Us To Make Dumb Decisions [link] # psychology #decisionmaking #. Here’s a compliation of some of the articles/tweets I shared on Twitter this week: Leaders, Are You Developing Your Employee’s Super Powers? link] # leadership #. RT @ mikehenrysr : Consider yourself a “Thought Leader&# ? You might think twice & read this by @ mikemyatt # LeadChange [link] #.

Criteria for a Critical Decision

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Using “Systematic Decision Making&# methodology, DecisionMaker Pro let you start a decision, setup criteria and assert all respective choices in an objective way. RSS Feed Schedule a Call Free E-Book Assessment Test Coffee Schedule Coaching Lunch About Us CO2 Story Our Approach Our Successes Our Executive Coaches Gary B.

Experience Means Nothing – Judgement is Everything

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Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 46| Steve Cunningham + ReadItFor.Me

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Longrunonomics vs. Shortrunonomics

Harvard Business Review

It doesn't offer much hope, though, for clear guidelines to macroeconomic decisionmaking. Something I wrote last week motivated Paul Krugman to riff : By 1988, it was already obvious that equilibrium business cycle theory had failed. Shiller had already circulated his devastating demonstration that asset prices were much too volatile to be explained by fundamentals, and the 1987 market crash had provided an object lesson in panic.

Is Economics Ready for a New Model?

Harvard Business Review

You can find lots of scholars at top economics departments who study why bubbles and crashes happen, and how psychology and genetics shape individual decisionmaking. Economic theories based on rational behavior have been called into doubt by recent events. A few maverick scholars "are stepping up the hunt for new models that could more accurately describe the real world." Some look to psychology for answers; others are interested in importing approaches from the physical sciences.

Gene Sperling and Wall Street's Giant Sucking Sound

Harvard Business Review

But on the whole, if you believe that people respond to economic incentives, you have to believe that Wall Street's artificially high pay scales have come to have a big impact on decisionmaking in Washington — and that this is an unhealthy development for our democracy and our economy. Gene Sperling, the longtime Bill Clinton aide and West Wing archetype/writer, is President Obama's new top economic adviser.