Why a Leader Must Make Informed Decisions




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Salhat Abbasova
Manager, Azerbaijan

Why a Leader Must Make Informed Decisions

Ramos said: 'No authority shall rule over reason, on the contrary the mind must prevail over the authority to manage it'.
Therefore a wise leader should consider others' opinion, especially the views of experts, and then make the best decision, which may increase his or her authority.
 

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Any Manager Must Make Informed and Educated Decisions

I agree with you that making any decision based on facts or information is important. Otherwise you’re not making business decisions, but you‘re gambling.

One step further: any manager or leader should make EDUCATED decisions under normal circumstances that is. When a person makes an educated decision about something, she has learned about the subject before making up her mind — she has been educated or educated herself, and she understands the subject well or even completely. A heck of a reason for visiting 12manage before you make any major business decision to look for methods, models, and ideas from others 😃

In my opinion, the extent to which a decision has to be informed and educated does depend on the decision-making context / environment. And the risk attitude of the decision-maker is also playing a role.
You might want to take a look at an earlier very good discussion about the role of gut feeling in decision-making.

 
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Anonymous
 

How to Make Informed Decisions?

In a recent article "4 steps to making informed decisions", Marty Jacknis mentions following check l... Sign up

 
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Matthias Bittrich
Business Consultant, Germany
 

PROs and CONs of Informed Decision-making

Decisions under stress or fatigue are almost always bad. This is a well known negotiation tactic, an... Sign up

 
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Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa
 

Pros and Cons of Informed Decision-Making

Indeed one shouldn't make a too hasty decision, especially in a fast moving, agile, context, when th... Sign up

 
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Anonymous
 

How to Tell Whether a Decision Was Informed?

How can you know if someone's decision was actually based on facts? Or on personal experience? Or ju... Sign up

 
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George Kampango
Malawi
 

Why a Leader Must Make Informed Decisions

This topic is indeed very interesting and full of meaning. If a decision has to bring about the requ... Sign up

 
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Lucas Kennekae
Manager, Botswana
 

Making Informed Decisions in a Dynamic World

While it is important that all information be available to make informed decisions, we should also c... Sign up

 
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umar ibrahim
Student (University), Nigeria
 

Group or Functional Approach to Leadership

A group or functional approach to leadership allows leaders and group leads to understand eachother.... Sign up

 
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Abdullahi Dodo
Lecturer, Nigeria
 

Self-Confidence While Making Informed Decision

To make an informed decision a leader needs to liaise (cooperate) with an expert in the field to rem... Sign up

 
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Michael Norris
Director, United States
 

Informed DM in Public Safety and Chaotic Situations

Informed decisions are not always possible in the world of public safety. In complex and chaotic sit... Sign up

 
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Gandhi Heryanto
Management Consultant, Indonesia
 

Tradeoff in Decision-making between Being Informed and Relying on Instinct

Sometimes we have to forget correct or wrong in making a decision. In business decisions, it is not ... Sign up

 
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Sridhar Gopal
Management Consultant, India
 

Leaders must Ensure their Information Sources are Reliable

It's a known fact that leaders should generally make well informed decisions. A key concern is then ... Sign up

 
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James Mudzikitiri
Business Consultant, Zimbabwe
 

Educated and Calculated Decision Making

I think there is a need to differentiate between educated and calculated decision making. Though exp... Sign up

 
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George Kampango
Malawi
 

How do we Ensure Informed Decisions are Made?

Whatever people said here about (informed) decision making, is perfectly right. A question still rem... Sign up

 
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Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa
 

Informed Decisions Require Both Ratio and Intuition

There is a seeming gap between the rational and the intuitive. INFORMED decisions require a measure ... Sign up

 
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Matthias Bittrich
Business Consultant, Germany
 

Calculated Decisions

@Jaap, I guess "educated decision" means a decision based on your social imprinting, environment, ed... Sign up

 
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Akhlaque Ahmed
Student (MBA), Pakistan
 

Decision-making and -implementation

@George Kampango: I think making decisions is an important process and needs to be unbiased, neutra... Sign up

 
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Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa
 

A Leader Must Make Informed and Ethical Decisions

@Matthias Bittrich: One other criterion for every business decision is indeed that of ethics. This ... Sign up

 
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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

Use Six Thinking Hats to Make Informed Decisions

Many of the comments can be addressed by using the Six Thinking Hats process. A typical hat sequenc... Sign up

 
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Daniel Schneider
Business Consultant, United States
 

3 Decision Making Styles

Basically, people make decisions in one of three skill sets: - Analytical and Critical; - Intuitiv... Sign up

 
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Graham Williams
Management Consultant, South Africa
 

Use Six Thinking Hats to Make Informed Decisions

@Gary Wong: I love de Bono's method for tackling group decision-making and problem-solving!... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Informed Decisions are Balanced

Having information seems fundamental to TAKING a decision. Lack of information is ignorance. Activit... Sign up

 
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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

The Instant of Decision is Madness

While we can control the making of a decision, we can't control the consequences. So we take a leap ... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

The Main Resource in Decision-making is Time

@Gary Wong: It seems to me that the main resource in decision-making is time. If we have enough time... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

The Informed Decision Process and the Reason Why

"Leaders must take informed decisions - Why?" Because if they don't, they won't be leaders for very... Sign up

 
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Alkhaly Mohamed Tahey Conde
Lecturer, Guinea
 

Reasons for Making Decisions with Clear Information and Proper Process

@Maurice, you are quite right to state this golden rule. If a decision is not based on clear informa... Sign up

   

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