151 Quick Ideas for Delegating and Decision Making: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

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Contents

Quick Ideas for Delegating and Decision Making 1 1 What Is a Decision?
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Decisions as Remedies
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Decisions as Avenues to Progress
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Is It Yours to Make?
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Why Are You Making This Decision? 8 6 Decisions to Save Face
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Decisions to Gain Prestige
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Decisions to Fit In
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Decisions to Get Promoted
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You Can Be a Cheerleader
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Being Supportive of Other Decision Makers
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Learn From Others Experiences
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Respecting Differences of Opinion
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Handling Other Decision Makers
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Handling Those Affected by the Decision
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Handling Your Own Staff
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Be Ask Assertive Not Tell Assertive 142 85 Show Them Dont Tell Them
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Is It Soley Your Decision to Make?
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Do You Need to Share the Decision With Someone Else?
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Consulting the Key Players
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Do You Need a Consensus?
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Is Consensus Decision Making Right for Your Situation?
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When Consensus Is the Answer
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When Its Not
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Know Your DecisionMaking Style
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Simple Decisions
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Whats the Problem?
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Start With the End in Mind
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Research Starts With the Ears
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How to Listen Effectively
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Techniques for Asking Questions
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ThinkDont React
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Think Options
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PrioritizeKnow What Decisions to Make When 46 27 Seek Input From OthersEven When Its Solely Your Decision
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Decisions to Save Face
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Consult With Mentors Veterans in Your Field Company Experts and Colleagues
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Value Others Insight
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Have a Brainstorm
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Weighing Pros and Cons
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There Are No Mistakes Only Lessons
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Risk Is GoodEmbrace It
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Leverage Risk for a Calculated Outcome
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Avoid Making Decisions From Ego
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Avoid Making Decisions Political
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Avoid the Proverbial KneeJerk Reaction
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Avoid Group Think
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Group Think Is ManipulationIts Not Consensus 70 41 Remember the Organizational Layers Involved 71 42 Whoa Youre Challenging the Status Quo?
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When Culture Stands in the Way
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AmbiguityApplying the Law of Coorientation 77 45 Look for the WinWin Result
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Decisions That Require a Strategy
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The Law of Diminishing Returns
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Banishing the What Ifs
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Keep an Open Mind
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Let Go of Assumptions
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Let Go of Fear
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See the Possibilities
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Dont Be Afraid of Conflict
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Change Is a Natural Catalyst for Conflict
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Change Is the Fuel of Progress
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Dont Take It Personally
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Dont Make It Personal
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Handling Those Who Disagree
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Base Your Decision on the Merits of the Proposal or Solution
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Resist the Urge to Go With the First Option on the Table
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Resist the Urge to Go With Very Limited Facts
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Resist the Urge to Dismiss Problems That Require Dynamic Levels of Decisions
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Do Whats Right
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Walking With Integrity
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No Decision Is a Decision
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Dont Be a Buridans Ass
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Take a Step Backward to Review
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Sometimes You Need to Use Brakes
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Comparing Outcomes With Goals and Objectives 117 70 Overcoming Mental Decision Blocks
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Go Have Fun
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Sweat It Out
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Go Mindless
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Give It a Rest
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Try Some Theory
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Continue to Move Forward Even When Problems
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Whos That Cheerleader in the Cute Outfit?
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When You Dont Have the Final Decision
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Power Versus Influence
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Practicing Reason Over Rank for Better Decisions 149 89 WinWin Is an Easy Sell
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Evaluating Decisions
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Evaluation Also Means Looking at People
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Good Decisions Today Are Tomorrows Successes Replayed
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Moving OnFrom Sucess and Failure
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Defining Delegation
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Delegation Versus Decision Making
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What Delegation Is Not
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Organizational CultureAre You Set Up to Succeed? 165 98 A Closer Look at Delegation
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Delegating Sideways and Upward
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Why Delgate?
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But Ill Be Giving Up Power
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Get More Time to Get More Done
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Make Quick Quality Decisions
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Employees Unite
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Encourage Employee Commitment 180 106 Teach a Man to Fish
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Know Your Management Style
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Develop Your Coaching Skills
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They Like Me They Really Like Me
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Popularity Is a Plus
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Delegate to Improve Relationships 191 112 Authority Versus Responsibility
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Show Them the Vision and the Rewards
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Have a Game Plan
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The Who and What of Delegation
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Assessing the Team
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Selling the Work
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Make Your Optimism Obvious
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Set Expectations
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Set a Time Line
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Follow Up
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Confidence in Competence
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Fight the Fear of Mistrust
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The Big Decisions
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Fight the Fear of Delegating the Bigger Decisions 217 126 Outline Specifically What You Want Done
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Spread the Word
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Dont Jump at the First Sign of Trouble
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Arise
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Have Employees Help Resolve Problems
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Perfection Not Necessary
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Organizational Rewards of Delegating
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Your Rewards for Delegating
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You Get Relieved of Workload
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Greater Team Involvement
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Better Results
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Increased Team Loyalty
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Enhanced Capabilities
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Enhanced SelfEsteem
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Enhanced Sense of Accomplishment 243 141 The Importance of Trust
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Provide Training
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Training for Trouble
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Celebrate Success
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Reward Success
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Be Encouraging
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Be More Than a Good Listener
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Be a Mentor
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Be a Resource
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Dont Delegate and Forget
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Make Delegation a Standard Operating Procedure 262 About the Authors
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McFarland APR
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Back Cover Material
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