If you are a leader in your organization, you make many decisions each day. Most: routine. Others: carefully considered.

What factors do you consider in making weighty decisions?

  • Is your top concern budget and the bottom line?
  • Do you think about how your decision will influence the team dynamic in your organization?
  • Do you consider organizational priorities and how you can most effectively fulfill them?
  • Are you concerned with both the long- or short-term effects of your choice?
  • If your decision will require adjustments by individual employees, are you concerned about their perceptions and responses to changes in their job description or responsibilities?
  • How much do your emotions affect you?

You may have a system for processing decisions, or you may base your choices on your intuition and past experience. You may work alone or invite others to share their insight.

Your decision making style and approach is part of who you are as a leader. For better or worse, each decision you make, large and small, affects individuals throughout your organization and beyond.

Join the conversation!

How do you approach decision making?

What does your decision-making style say about you as a leader?

What can you do to improve your ability to process decisions?

This was originally posted at Mountain State University LeaderTalk and is re-posted with permission.