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Make Better Decisions Make Better Decisions!
There are many reasons why effective decision making can be derailed: poor research, overconfidence, bias, and procrastination, for example.

Another common pitfall is allowing the desire for consensus to override common sense. You can learn more about this phenomenon with our new video, How to Avoid Groupthink.

Also, you can make poor choices if you don't consider problems from different perspectives. Learn how to challenge your habitual viewpoint with our article, Six Thinking Hats.

It's unwise to make an important decision when your mind isn't "at the races," so find out how to set yourself up for a productive day with our latest article, How to Start Your Day.

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How to Avoid Groupthink How to Avoid Groupthink

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Six Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats

Use this classic technique for examining problems from different perspectives.

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Equipping Your Team to Make Decisions

Find out how to give your people the tools and confidence that they need to make good decisions.

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Decision-Making Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Decision-Making Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

In this one-hour session, explore common pitfalls that can derail effective decision making.

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Learn how to schedule tasks for your most productive times of the day.

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Faye Bradshaw explores strategies for tackling stressful or difficult conversations that we'd probably rather avoid.
A Final Note

Neglecting any element of making an important decision could have serious implications for your organization. Work through a logical and ordered process to maximize your chances of making the right choices!

Next week, you can learn how to keep your communications short and sweet, but still on point. And watch our new video to find out how to pass your probationary period with flying colors.

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