How Leaders Use Balanced Decision-Making Skills to Move Organizations Forward

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Our parent organization, KT recently published this white paper that speaks directly to all decision-making leaders.

In every organization, decisions must be made and actions taken. Usually the realm of decision making is the responsibility of leaders. They must select the actions, determine how they will be carried out, and be accountable for the implementation of the decision and for the subsequent results.
Gut feelings and years of experience may be sufficient for most day-to-day decisions, but major decisions that move an organization forward come with a real element of risk. Leaders need a structured process that is based on an informed analysis and participation from key stakeholders to arrive at a balanced decision that everyone can support.

Find the Cause-Lose the Problem A White Paper

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Research shows that problem‐solvers often jump right to developing solutions—missing the
opportunity to fix a problem once and for all.
Problem solving that fully and permanently eliminates problems requires us to know true
cause. Too often problem‐solvers act quickly on one problem and then move on to the next
problem—only to have the original problem later reappear. Effective problem solving requires
us to:
1. Identify and understand the problem
2. Determine true cause
3. Develop a solution
4. Implement the solution
This white paper explores research on the common pitfalls of problem solving and
the best practices that ensure lasting solutions.

 

Creating and Sustaining Decision-Making Excellence - A White Paper

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Does your district…

  • See people at all levels and positions as capable decision makers?
  • Eagerly seek stakeholder involvement…even when conflict is likely?
  • Use data to assess results, measure outcomes and drive decision-making?
  • Have well-run, purposeful, and productive meetings?
  • Plan proactively for meaningful change?
  • Have a positive climate characterized by collaboration, trust, and transparency?

If you could not answer yes to all of these questions, you may be missing some key components for building organizational capacity.

Download our White Paper:  Creating and Sustaining Decision-Making Excellence

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