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Post Category: ‘Decision Making & Decision Taking’

ISO9000:2015 Strategic Direction – A strategy management perspective

Are you planning to upgrade to ISO9000:2015?  If so, this article provides practical advice for organisations wanting to establish and …

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Thinking fast and slow: How we really make executive decisions

Last year I wrote a couple of blog posts about “Thinking fast and slow with strategy” that became some of …

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Decision Making and Decision Taking: Why do we not notice the difference

In some of my other blog posts I make a clear distinction between decision making and decision taking. When we …

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The six frogs and decision making

Here is a question for you: There are six frogs on a wall.  Two frogs decide to jump off.  How …

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Helpfully stolen accountability – a lesson in delegation, accountability and decision making control

Let me tell you the story of the curious case of missing financial control. In one organisation we worked with, …

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Strategy does not exist without tensions

Many years ago I realised something while working with clients on their strategy.  I realised that there were points in …

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Quick consensus suggests bad decisions

According to Peter Drucker, “all the first-rate decision makers I’ve observed had a very simple rule: “If you have quick …

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The one test of a useful Balanced Scorecard

In my role as a Strategy and Performance Consultant, I see a lots of ‘balanced scorecards’.  In over 20 years, …

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Decision making and diagnosis: A cautionary tale from a management team

In our six stage decision process the decision framing or situation diagnosis stage is one that is easily stepped through …

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Levels of decision – potholes on the decision making road

One of the components of good decision-making is to recognise the level of decision you are dealing with, and particularly …

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