9Decisions to Get Promoted

Probably the worst motivation for making any decision is the personal, self-aggrandizing motivation of making a decision in such a way as to position yourself for a promotion. This usually means a decision that benefits you, but not others. You’ve seen this: A manager reorganizes his department just to demonstrate he has ideas rather than because the department will be more efficient or effective after the reorganization.


Resist the motivation to make decisions for personal advancement.

There are two good reasons to reject this motivation for a decision. First, it’s a poor excuse to make a decision. As a manager, you are charged with making decisions to improve outcomes for the organization—not yourself. ...

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