Introduction by Phil LeNir:
Following is the second excerpt of the themed discussion guides on Decision Making: It’s not what you think. Henry Mintzberg and I started a company called CoachingOurselves to develop these discussion topics.We brought a reflective approach to developing leaders and managers to the enterprise learning space.
The building blocks of our approach are 90 minute sessions by small groups of managers. Each session is guided by one of our themed discussion topics. Managers work through the topic together; sharing their knowledge, learning from experiences, resolving issues and planning strategy and actions to make change happen.
The 90 minute sessions are the foundation to Leadership Development Programs, HIPO programs, Reflection Cafes, Cultural Change initiatives, and Event Workshops.
The topics can be used standalone, or can be combined with others to build a curriculum focused on specific business objectives; driving change, leadership, developing the organization, engaging people, venturing and innovating.
In this blog I have included the second part of the topic titled Decision Making: It’s not what you think. It has been split into 3 parts, with the second part below. To get real value out of this topic gather your management team together for discussion and reflection on your decision making process. Simply begin a discussion by answering the question(s) on each page, and let the discussion go wherever it needs to go.
As opposed to the classical view based on classroom training or e-learning, Henry and I believe managers and leaders learn best through reflection on natural experience in the light of conceptual ideas. This approach has been successfully used by hundreds of organizations around the world to deliver leadership and organizational development programs and initiatives.
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Following is the second part of the CoachingOurselves topic: Decision Making, It’s not what you think, by Henry Mintzberg: