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By Tom Davidson

While group decision-making can be the best way to solve problems in some cases, successful managers need to know when to use it and how to manage the process well.  Deadfalls are animal traps used outdoors to snare or kill prey in survival situations, while decision deadfalls are traps that unsuspecting managers can fall into. Both […]

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By Tom Davidson

As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20,” which helps to illustrates an important point about the difference between “good” and “bad” decisions. Here are three of the deadly decision deadfalls that await all managers but especially inexperienced, unaware or naïve managers just trying to do their jobs:  A “deadfall” is a trap sometimes used in wilderness survival to […]

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By Tom Davidson

As a leader and a manager, you will need to make difficult decisions, students of leadership have no shortage of examples to study from the U.S. Government these days, most of them bad, and this week has been no exception. Students of leadership have no shortage of examples to study from the U.S. Government these […]

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By Tom Davidson

When it comes to deciding how to decide, remember these 3 things: Of the 1,000,000 decisions you make a year, the first decision you always make is the one that you rarely know you’re making, the choice of how you’re going to decide. That decision could take anywhere from a nanosecond to many weeks. Furthermore, […]

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By Tom Davidson

There are many ramifications of how you decide, so before making too many decisions on autopilot, jot down these criteria and keep them handy: Whether you know it or not, think about it or not, consider the consequences or not, the first decision you make is always how you will decide. While it might sound like circular, […]

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