Decision Making: It’s Not What You Think

Mintzberg, Henry

Sometimes we think too much about our decisions. Perhaps we would do better to see them more insightfully. Or just act on them in order to think about them better. This session contrasts "thinking first" with "seeing first" and "doing first" as approaches to decision making, using examples from finding a mate to handling decisions at work.

The objectives for this topic are to:

  • Get beyond thinking in decision making to seeing and doing.
  • Appreciate that we have to act in order to think, as much as think in order to act.
  • Approach some key decisions differently.

This topic is available in a "for non-profits" version.

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Our 90-minute discussion modules are intended to be printed out and used by a team of 5 or 6 managers meeting in person or phone/video call. One of the managers acts as the facilitator, or a internal or external facilitator/coach supports the session.

World renowned thinkers such as Mintzberg, Schein, Adler, Ulrich, and over 40 more have captured their ideas and pedagogy on a broad range of topics in our 75 discussion modules. These contain the content and questions to guide your sessions, beginning with reflective discussions on personal experiences and ending with new insights and learnings. Organizations use these as the foundation for innovative leadership training and change management programs.

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