Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

Cost-Benefit Decision-Making

The cost-benefit and return on investment (ROI) are decision support models. It is not the intent of this section to provide a detailed examination of these tools. Cost-Benefit strategies include: Determining what the decision will cost and what benefits will result. Understanding when the decision will pay for itself (i.e., when will the decision result

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Case Example – Time to Make a Decision: The Case of the Constrained Data Center

by Gordon Whitehead, Founder of Leaders247 The Case of the Constrained Data Center “Peter, I’ve been looking over the numbers and I think we have underestimated our capacity strategy for the Northfield data center.” “Oh, what do you mean Mirah?” “Well, we planned for a major upgrade to data center capacity in November of the

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Case Example – Urgent Decision: The Case of the Weak Supply Partner

FictionCase From Leaders247 Founder Gordon Whitehead The Case of the Weak Supply Partner “Janet, we have a small crisis. Well, actually, it’s a big crisis.” Bob was trying to frame the problem quickly. Janet looked up from the computer screen recognizing that Bob sounded anxious. “Yes Bob, what is it?” Before Bob could begin to

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Decision-Making Framework

A Simple Model There are many excellent models illustrating a process for decision-making. At Leaders247 we are constantly concerned with helping our clients develop sustainable practices. Sustainability requires processes that are easily repeatable. Easily repeatable processes have to be simple, logical, and produce results so that people want to go back to re-use them. Our

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Decision Leadership

Fundamental Leaders have a fundamental responsibility to make decisions. At Leaders247, we have found four key fundamental principles related to leadership and decision-making: Principle 1: Leaders are obligated to make decisions. Principle 2: All decisions made generate more decisions to be made. Principle 3: Don’t extend decision-making timeframes – bring them closer. Principle 4: Informed

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Key Concepts

Focus You will work through four key concepts that will help you deepen your leadership capability with the following skills: Learn to use a light-weight and simple decision-making framework that takes advantage of both the leader’s thinking skills and the insights of others. Strengthen the leader’s ability to engage their team and others in the decision-making process. Help

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