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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In our programs small groups of 4-6 managers come together for 90 minutes of reflective dialogue and peer-coaching guided by one of our module workbooks. This approach is based on decades of research by Henry Mintzberg and his colleagues in management education. With this building block we deliver a cascading development program and a reflection cafe program.

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