CMI’s Next Top Models (for effective decisions)

Written by CMI Insights Monday 11 September 2023
Effective decision making is critical for leadership success. As you become more confident with the various models, the process of making conscious and unbiased decisions will become more automatic
An illustration of a man standing at the entrance to a maze made up of letters that spell out "decision"

How many decisions do you make each day? It’s tricky to estimate. Numbers range from the tens to the tens of thousands. 

Managers and leaders are constantly racking up their decision counter over the course of a workday. Who to delegate to? Which strategy to choose? How to push a project forward?

As you know, it’s not always straightforward to make decisions, and it’s far too easy to doubt that the ones you’ve made are right.

We’re taking a deep dive into some of the most useful tools to help you make more effective decisions.

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The decision-making process

Definition: Decision making involves considering alternatives and using judgement to choose the appropriate and timely course of action.

Keep reading for more on essential decision making techniques and strategies


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