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Decision Making

Top : Decision Making - A leader's ability to make the right decision at the right time is one of the critical determinants of how effective a leader will be. In this section you'll find advice, tips, models and approaches about making effective decisions.


  • Are You A Good Decision Maker? By NA
    Decisions, decisions, decisions. It seems like every time we turn around, we have to make more decisions. The question is, "Are you a good decision maker?" If you aren't (or don't think you are), there is no need to worry. Decision-making is a skill that can be learned by anyone. Although some people may find this particular skill easier than others, everyone applies a similar process. (Added: 5-Aug-2003 Hits: 99 )
  • Critical Path Analysis and PERT By NA
    Critical Path Analysis and PERT are powerful tools that help you make decsions about how to schedule and manage complex projects. They were developed in the 1950s to control large defense projects, and have been used routinely since then. (Added: 5-Aug-2003 Hits: 97 )
  • Grid analysis in decision making By na
    Use grid analysis in decision making situations where a number of elements need to be organized and factored into the decision equation. Learn how. (Added: 28-May-2004 Hits: 126 )
  • Hidden threats in decision-making By Mark and Anna Withers
    More on thinking errors and how they can result in decision making that is based more on biases in a leader's perceptions than on the realities of the situation. new (Added: 10-Nov-2015 Hits: 224 )
  • Paired comparison analysis in decision making By NA
    Paired comparision analysis is a decision making tool you can use to help establish the relative importance of various factors and decision options. (Added: 28-May-2004 Hits: 113 )
  • PMI - Plus/Minus/Implications By na
    Another tool for organizing your thinking about a decision that involves focusing on the pluses, minuses and implications of each possible choice. (Added: 28-May-2004 Hits: 128 )
  • The Culture of Decision-Making By J. G. O'Boyle
    Learn how hidden cultural assumptions affect your decision making and how others around you make decisions. (Added: 28-May-2004 Hits: 98 )
  • The Human Side of Decision-Making By Bill Belanger
    There are many human traits that interfere with decision-making. Any pilot who has done any reading on the subject is familiar with "Macho," "Anti-authority," "Invulnerable," "Resigned," "Impulsive," etc. If you look carefully, you'll see that some of these traits, "resigned" and "impulsive," for example, are really opposite extremes of the same mental attitude. Carrying this a little farther, if we look at all the extremes, we get the chart below. This is really just a reorganization of the "Impediments to Decision Making" with a couple more extremes thrown in. (Added: 5-Aug-2003 Hits: 96 )
  • Using Pareto analysis in Decision Making By NA
    Learn how Pareto analysis can be used to help identify things that need to be changed, and as part of the decision making process. (Added: 28-May-2004 Hits: 100 )

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