1. Lecture – “Conquering a Culture of Indecision” Imagine presenting a project a
1. Lecture - “Conquering a Culture of Indecision” Imagine presenting a project and waiting for everyone else to open the discussion. No one wants to comment. There is a loud silence in the room. Remarks are finally made but judging from their remarks, it appears that everyone in the room supports the project. the comments are all positive. Bad appearances can be deceiving. Many people discontent and keeping their reservations to themselves. This silence, discontent, reservation can strangle a project to death. the true sentiment may be that people oppose the project. Silence and the lack of closure leads to false decisions. These are false because they eventually get undone by unspoken factors and inaction. Reading(s): Read HBR “Conquering a Culture of Indecision” Charan (2011). Required: Unit Journal Posts – Individual Students will make two (2) Posts per UNIT. Each Post must be a MINIMUM of 250words. Each Post must consist of the following three (3) elements: an important fact from the UNIT reading, what this fact means, why this post is important to you. Lecture – “The Hidden Traps in Decision Making” Making decision is the most important job of any leader. It is tough and risky. Bad decisions can damage a business and a career, sometimes irreparably. So where do bad decisions come from? They can be traced back to the way the decision was made – the alternatives were not clearly defined, the right information was not collected, the costs and benefits were not accurately weighed. Research shows that we use unconscious routines to cope with the complexity inherent in most decisions. Reading(s): Read HBR “The hidden traps in decision making” Hammond, Keeney, & Raiffa (2006) Required: Unit Journal Posts – Individual Students will make two (2) Posts per UNIT. Each Post must be a MINIMUM of 250 words. Each Post must consist of the following three (3) elements: an important fact from the UNIT reading, what this fact means, why this post is important to you.

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