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Leadership in Action: Good Choices—Making Better Decisions by Knowing How Best to Decide by Christopher Musselwhite

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HURDLES AHEAD

Leaders who draw on experience to improve their decision making have probably catalogued the many pitfalls and barriers they encounter when making and implementing decisions. These barriers to good decision making can be grouped into four categories: inadequate problem identification, interpersonal barriers, analytical barriers, and failures in learning.

Inadequate Problem Identification

Most people have experienced this dilemma—you work diligently to solve a problem only to discover well down the road that you are working on the wrong problem. No amount of manipulating or reframing will result in the outcomes you originally hoped for. Inadequate problem identification can lead to weak problem analysis, a focus on inappropriate ...

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