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Category/Topic: Decision Making


By Tom Davidson

Jeremy Douse is a Certified Forester serving the Tanana Chiefs Conference out of Fairbanks, Alaska, where he provides consulting services for Native American landowners, corporations, villages, tribal entities, and municipal governments in the state. Jeremy started his career as a seasonal firefighter on the Pike National Forest in Colorado. On today’s show, Jeremy discusses why […]

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By Tom Davidson

I recently interviewed Scott Wallinger (left) for my podcast, an iconic manager and leader in the forestry profession (http://leadershipnature.com/podcasts/s1e13-scott-wallinger/), and Scott reflected on his lessons in leadership through the lenses of history and experience. Near the end of this episode, Scott talked about the tendency of foresters to analyze things until they have the answer […]

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By Tom Davidson

As mentioned in Question Traps are Just around the Cubicle, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly started a minor fad last month among political commentators by asking presidential hopeful Jeb Bush if he would have ordered the Iraq invasion “knowing what we know now.” More than a trap question (because it’s hypothetical), the inquiry also implied that […]

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By Tom Davidson

On one of the rare times I’ve flown first class, I sat next to a Congressman on his way home from Washington, D.C. I asked him if he would be talking to his constituents on this visit, and he clarified. “No. This is my last trip. I was voted out of office.” Being curious, I […]

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By Tom Davidson

It’s understandable for managers to make snap decisions and true that they are sometimes absolutely necessary, but not good to make them a habit. See why: Managers have enough pitfalls, mistakes and dead ends to avoid in their daily work that they don’t need to fall into the most common decision-making traps, which I call […]

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