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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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SECTION 1

THE PRINCIPLES OF DECISION MAKING

INTRODUCTION

Some decision makers like to prevaricate. They look for reasons to put off making a final decision for as long as they can and collect enough information to sink a battleship in the process. Like a dog with a bone, they won’t let go of whatever decision they have been wrestling with until they have no choice.

Then there are managers who appear to make snap decisions and never look back. These managers can appear downright reckless to staff of a more cautious disposition. They seem content to rely on minimum information and gut instincts when making even the most important decisions.

It would be nice if I was able to say that it is the people in the middle who make the best decisions, but ...

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