The numerous daily leadership decisions we make, both at work and in life, are small chances to make a big impact. In this episode Richard Moran, author of Never Say Whenever: How Small Decisions Make a Big Difference, offers a blueprint to help everyone understand why and how the choices we make, even the minor ones, are pivotal to professional development and career trajectory. For young graduates just starting out to seasoned professionals seeking ways to reenergize their careers, it’s a timely call to get on track and stay on track with boosted productivity and an impressive personal brand.
There are so many different ways to use the word whatever. Let’s define what we’re talking about when we say “whatever.”
A lot of research has been done on decisions and it turns out there are a few main big decisions we all make throughout life. Many of the leadership decisions that may feel big aren’t as big as they feel.
How can we give attention to the decisions that warrant attention and avoid decision fatigue?
So we know the research says that for many decisions, the faster you make them, the more successful you’ll be. There’s also a comfort required with the risk because not all of these decisions are going to go our way. How do we navigate that risk-to-reward balance in making leadership decisions?
What is if-then scenario thinking and how can we use that in our day-to-day leadership?
There’s a place for using our gut, making gut decisions, and trusting your gut. And it’s important to recognize the level of how informed your gut is.
What are the kinds of questions as a leader that you want to be consciously thinking about and making conscious leadership decisions?