Tag Archives: strategic decisions

Sleeping on your decisions

Sleeping on your decisions An interesting blog was written by Maarten Bos and Amy Cuddy in the HBR Blog based on the story that Barack Obama decided to have a nights sleep before making the decision to authorise the raid that … Continue reading

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Decision Makers

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Decision Makers (Abajo: version español de los 7 hàbitos)  Why do strategic decisions go wrong? What are the consequences? What distinguishes the great decision makers from the rest of the pack? Get the answer … Continue reading

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Gary Klein video: “Streetlights and shadows”

Gary Klein video The brilliant academic on decision making, Gary Klein, has launched a new book called Streetlights and shadows. Here is a video clip where he discusses some of the content and de-bunks certain myths about decision making and … Continue reading

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The impact of trust on strategic decision making

The impact of trust when making strategic decisions. I recently came across, and read, a book entitled “The speed of trust” by Stephen Covey (junior) and got to thinking how trust can impact on all aspects of our lives – … Continue reading

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Improving the value of decisions through behavioural strategy

Improving decision value through behavioural strategy Below is a link to a summary on an article written by Dan Lovallo and published in the McKinsey Quarterly earlier this year. The document discusses the impact of biases on strategic decisions and … Continue reading

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Challenges faced when taking strategic decisions: latest research

“Challenges faced when taking strategic decisions”. Executive summary of global survey “A critical factor in the success – and often survival – of any organisation lies in its ability to make effective strategic decisions. This skill is of increasing significance … Continue reading

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The strategic risk most often missed by Boards and Executives

The strategic risk most often overlooked by Boards and Executives I recently came across an article written by Deloitte Consulting entitled: ” Confronting assumptions to find risk and opportunity”. The slightly ponderous heading and somewhat academic style of writing however, … Continue reading

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Stress test your strategy

What critical decisions should you be taking to keep your strategy relevant in the economic crisis? Executive summary of an article by Robert Simons, published in November 2010 edition of the Harvard Business Review. Economic turbulence can quickly expose the … Continue reading

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Global economic risks 2010

Global economic risks as at September 2010 When taking strategic decisions, it is important to understand the current and future environments in which the decision will be enacted , that is we must undertake some scenario planning. The global economic … Continue reading

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Stock market recoveries

Stock market recovery comparisons (13 August) – the big picture remains the same. The original blog (text below) was published on Monday 9th August 2010. The press today and yesterday has been full of problems for Spain, France, Greece, US, … Continue reading

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