EP. 17 Decision Making

EP. 17 Decision Making

In the latest episode of the Mentored Podcast, hosts Martin and Carson tackle one of the most essential skills in leadership: decision-making. They delve deep into what separates effective leaders from the rest when it comes to making crucial decisions.

Martin and Carson start by debunking the myth that there’s some “magic” formula to making good decisions. They emphasize that decision-making is a skill that can be developed with practice and awareness.

A significant part of the discussion focuses on the common pitfalls leaders face, such as procrastination. Some leaders put off making decisions, which can stall progress and hinder team morale. The hosts discuss why this happens and how to overcome it.

Perspective is crucial in decision-making, and Martin and Carson explain why leaders often struggle to make sound decisions when they’re too close to the situation. They offer practical advice on gaining the necessary perspective to make better choices.

The dangers of impulsive decision-making are also highlighted. In today’s fast-paced world, many leaders make decisions on the fly, leading to inconsistency and confusion. Martin and Carson provide strategies to balance quick decision-making with thoughtful deliberation.

The conversation then shifts to the temptation leaders face to make decisions based on short-term benefits. Martin and Carson explore what drives this behaviour and the challenges leaders face in anticipating long-term consequences. They discuss how having a mentor can be invaluable in helping leaders make decisions that are beneficial in the long run.

Carson, often described as having an uncanny ability to “see around the corner,” shares his insights on how leaders can better anticipate future challenges and opportunities. At the ten-minute mark of the podcast, he shares six mentoring tips he gives to leaders on how to make better decisions.

Martin shares insights on various cultural-based decision-making as well as psychographics.

Tune in to this episode of the Mentored Podcast for a masterclass in leadership decision-making. Gain practical tips and strategies to become a more decisive and forward-thinking leader.

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