Learn to make effective decisions and solve problems using critical thinking and simple, practical tools. You make decisions and solve problems every day. Learn how to apply critical thinking techniques to these activities. Every organization must be nimble when solving new and recurring challenges; and everyone within the organization must be able to use critical thinking and creative problem solving to take action on these challenges. Avoid the tendency to start solving a problem before it is clearly defined. Admit to poor decisions and take corrective action, even if it's tough.
Adopt approaches that work and learn to:
In today's face-paced work environment, decisions and requests for action are bombarding you constantly. If you make these decisions in "firefighting" reactionary mode, you are more likely to make mistakes. Being proactive and thinking critical dramatically increase the chance you will make an excellent decision and take the action to get the best results.
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D., and President of Advantage Leadership, Inc. works with leaders and their organizations to Increase your bottom-line results through strategic leadership, engaged employees, and delighted customers in all economic sectors. Draw on her proven ability to mentor you through major change, customizing successful solutions to your complex issues. For over 25 years, Rebecca has contributed value as an executive, manager, educator, and consultant, honored on four continents. She is a Ph.D. in organizational development, a National Speakers Association Legacy Professional Member, and St. Petersburg Engineering Academy Foreign Member and author of books on strategic leadership and planning.