Author Ellen Ensher discusses the challenges of decision making by asking you to reflect on your own process and to consider new research that outlines a method in decsion-making based on principles of cognition, intuition, emotion, and spirituality.
- Decisions are hard.…As a manager, you have to make many decisions every day,…for yourself, and for your team.…Let's cover my new research about a method…of decision-making based on Jesuit discernment principles.…First, reflect on a past important work decision.…When you think about that decision,…consider your process, or how you made that decision.…We have found that most of us tend…to have a preference for making decisions…by emphasizing one or maybe two main approaches.…
What is your style?…Do you usually lead with intuition/emotion,…logic/cognition, social support, spirituality.…In our research, we found that people…who use a variety of approaches to decision-making…are generally more satisfied with their decisions…than those who rely on only one.…Think about these four styles as lenses,…as if you were looking at your decision…through a kaleidoscope.…
Each lens gives you a slightly different perspective.…For example, my team member Rachel approached me…about a decision she was facing,…whether to retire or continue working for another year.…
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team's daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today's leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.
- Roles of a manager
- Becoming a new manager
- Engaging employees
- Creating a compelling vision and culture
- Setting goals
- Hiring and training
- Evaluating performance
- Coaching and mentoring