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Strategic Organizational Alignment by Chris Crosby

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CHAPTER 12

Decision Making

Introduction

Consultant: “Mike, we have been talking about this problem for 45 minutes now. How much information do you need in order to make a decision? It seems pretty clear that this is big enough that you should do something.”

Manager (surprised and suddenly sitting up in his seat): “Um, yeah, OK, well you’re right. I knew enough after ten minutes but just sort of checked out. All right, so this is how I want us to handle it . . . ”

 

One of the most basic tenants of leadership is the ability to make a decision. Yet many leaders are hesitant to decide, for various reasons. Leadership is about taking the chance to move towards your desired goals even if some doubt the direction in which you are headed. Your objective ...

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