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Explore Your Decision Making Style


Explore Your Decision Making Style

Recall an important team decision.  Then assess your leadership role by answering the following questions. Use the rating continuum: 1= Not done well; 2= Done somewhat well; 3= Done very well

  1. 1  2  3  Did you gather adequate data, background, and/or information about the issue?

  2. 1  2  3  Did you concisely and clearly state the purpose or need for the decision?

  3. 1  2  3  Did you clearly state the desired outcomes?

  4. 1  2  3  Did you prepare all team members to consider and discuss the issue?

  5. 1  2  3  Did you give team members the information/time to reflect on the situation?

  6. 1  2  3  Did you encourage active and open discussion of the issue?

  7. 1  2  3  Did you set and explain the guidelines for the decision?

  8. 1  2  3  Did you manage and focus the discussion?

  9. 1  2  3  Did you offer pros and cons for the various options?

  10. 1  2  3  Did you get a commitment from team members for the decision?

  11. 1  2  3  Did you clearly outline the action plan and timetable?

Did you score 24 or above?  Consider reframing your approach with those items you marked with a 1 or 2.

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