CADDManager on January 5th, 2012
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Decision Making

Managers and line workers are called on to make decisions every day. Some are small and can be processed quickly and others are major efforts. Learning to make good decisions takes time and usually takes a lot of bad decisions into account. How do you work through the decisions you make? Do you have a […]

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CADDManager on January 9th, 2012
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Decision Making

You cannot decide what to do next until you know what or where there is a problem or opportunity for progress.  Identifying these is the first step. Problems and issues that come up are easy to identify.  They present themselves every day and just need to be addressed.  But what exactly are you looking for?  […]

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CADDManager on January 16th, 2012
This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Decision Making

Our topic is decisions.  As we all know, decisions are based on the available information you have to process prior to making the call.  If you have very little information to go on, you run the risk of making the wrong choice.  If you gather too much, then sometimes it clouds the water. Some decisions […]

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CADDManager on January 24th, 2012
This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Decision Making

When decision time comes there are always limiting items that come in to play.  Knowing the limits and constraints will improve your decision making by placing boundaries around the extents of what could be done. These boundaries may include time constraints that limit the time you can take in the progress of the change or […]

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CADDManager on January 25th, 2012
This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Decision Making

Develop potential solutions Now comes the step where you start brainstorming decisions and possible options that may generate positive outcomes.  In a pinch you will move through these steps quickly.  When you have time, you can think a little more on these items.   Decision-making is not as involved as Strategic Planning, but it impacts your […]

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CADDManager on February 6th, 2012
This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Decision Making

Making the Call (Selecting the best option) You have gathered information and sifted through the piles of reports, documents, input from people and management perspectives.  Now you are ready to make the decision. Don’t hesitate Making decisive choices is critical to getting things done in a timely manner.  While it is hard to know exactly […]

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CADDManager on February 13th, 2012
This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Decision Making

Bad Call! It may be in your favorite sporting event that this accusation is made.  You yell it at the Umpire in baseball, the Referee in US football, or maybe the local official of your child’s chosen sporting event.  We are all subject to bad calls, not just sports officials.  Thinking about the fast calls […]

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CADDManager on February 15th, 2012
This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Decision Making

Cognition is our ability to think.  It is the actual process of thinking.  It includes gathering data, mentally weighing and measuring options, thinking through possible outcomes and coming to conclusions.  Cognitive closure is the end of that process. My wife is a teacher and I remember discussion we had when she was in school about […]

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CADDManager on March 13th, 2012
This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Decision Making

We were discussing situation and influences on our decision making processes.  One that I have not brought up yet is the cost of getting it wrong.  I always get in the wrong line at the grocery store.  I try to get it right, but always seem to pick the wrong line that ends up taking […]

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