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How our learning ability and getting advice impacts decision-making

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Keywords: learning, learning ability, absorptive capacity, advice, expert advice, peer advice, decision-making, decisions When you think about the continual stream of decisions that people make in organisations on a day-to-day basis, the very fact that a decision is having to be made rather than the choice just being an habitual action, means that there is […]

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The impact of decision-making and making choices

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Keywords: decision-making, choice making, choice, decisions, self-regulation, emotion regulation On a day-to-day basis we make probably hundreds, if not thousands, of small decisions and choices. Many of these are small habit-based and routine choices, like what order to do things when we get up in the morning, spanning right through to life changing and momentous […]

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Most leaders’ decision making is “ill-informed, outdated, and incorrect”

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A 2005 study found that many leadership strategic decisions are based on, and I quote, “evidence that is ill-informed, outdated, and incorrect”. Yes, leaders are usually using the most up-to-date internal data from their various management information systems to make operational and tactical decisions, however when it comes to the underlying, and often hidden, deep […]

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