Leadership Essentials: Decision Making
Decision-making is about selecting the best choice from all the available alternatives. You need to gain agreement and clarity about why a decision needs to be made, understand what the decision is trying to achieve, and be open to all possible options, seeking advice from others to avoid unconscious bias.
‘Leadership Essentials: Decision-Making’ provides an overview of why decision-making is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how good decision-making can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at decision-making in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Tools and Techniques
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Implementation and Evaluation
"In the long run, decisions made in an informed and coherent manner will be more likely to produce satisfactory outcomes than those made without a full understanding of the decision, and of decision making in general"
"All decision options have resource implications - even the decision to do nothing frees resources which could otherwise be used."
Steve Cooke and Nigel Slack - Making Management Decisions (1991)