7 posts about
Decision Making

Managing Excerptations: Adopting Appropriate Beliefs

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me. "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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Managing Excerptions: Reducing Choice

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I started my blog to kick my non-writing habit. I've now got enough material to start blocking out a book (hooray!). So while I'm doing that, I thought I'd start a small series looking at some of the books that have influenced me "Managing expectations" is one of my least favourite managerialisms. I cringe whenever I hear it....
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A Business Decision is an Exercise in Humanity

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We all like to be successful. Being successful in business makes us feel fantastic. We want more success in life as a general rule. Because of this we tend to try and do more of what made us successful. But when we repeat what we gave us success yesterday, we make ourselves less successful tomorrow. This is because...
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Senior Leaders Have One Decision to Make

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Business organizations are decision making networks. To ‘organize’ is to construct or establish. The word comes from ‘organ’ which has a confused etymology. It surfaces in the Greek as an ‘implement, a tool for making or doing’. It had a strong association to musical instruments. Which is helpful because the metaphor of a business organization as a machine...
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Working in Two Time Dimensions

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The purpose of this blog is to capture my thoughts about the current state and future direction of the profession of management. I don't buy into the leadership vs management debate: it feels like a false dichotomy to me. Part of the problem is we need new words. So I use [.] as a place holder instead of 'manager',...
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