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Manage Better by Making Great Decisions Fast

The trained business manager makes better business decisions more quickly! Better management decisions
“A man’s judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.” Raymond Ames Spruance (1886 – 1969), United States Navy Admiral in World War II.

Making great decisions faster improves business performance and businesses management, here’s how:

  1. Managers need to think faster
  2. Managers thinking needs to be organised

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The Science behind Decision Making

There has been a lot of talk about the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Intellectual Intelligence (IQ) at work (and in life)with the emphasis on EQ particularly for management and leadership positions.

One way to look at how these relate is to understand how our brain makes decisions. (in simple terms).

Our brain has two parts responsible for our emotions and logic.

The amygdala is the emotional part of the brain, the cortex is the rational.

However the amygdala has 10 times more neurons going to the cortex than it receives. So while the amygdala can send a lot of messages to the cortex, the cortex can’t do much in return.

Information reaches our emotional brain faster than the cortex. Therefore we are hardwired to react emotionally to people and situations (this is heightened in people with emotional issues).

What does this have to do with management? [...]

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