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Category Archives: Decision-making

Clutch decisions

Strictly speaking, a psychiatrist is essentially a physician who specializes in mental disease. . .

Roundup: from decidedly dopy to dubiously decisive

Excellent stories have been stacking up, with no logical place or time to link to them. So, we’re going to do a roundup today as a venue for offering these truly worthwhile resources. . .

Delegating leadership

One of the problems with the word “leadership” is that it is pretty slippery. You can define it to mean whatever you wish to emphasize, under whatever circumstances you face, at any given moment. So, let’s just consider the two basic categories into which definitions of leadership, or its presumed components, tend to fall . . .

Delegating decisions

We have seen that a manager cannot delegate responsibility, but can delegate authority without losing any of it – and without losing any control, into the bargain. So, how does this relate to the commonly made suggestion that employees should be given “ownership” of decisions? To begin with, it points to something that is key to a proper understanding of delegating . . .

Delegating authority

Your greatest problem as a manager is not the weight of responsibility you bear. That is, of course, a very real burden. But the reason it is not your biggest concern is precisely that there is nothing you can do about it. Except . . .