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Chapter 5. Understanding the Technical T... > Suggested Responses to a Closer Look

Suggested Responses to a Closer Look

Now take a moment to compare your recommendations for increased supervisory effectiveness with those of authors Davis and Lewey.

The Thinker

  • Set decision deadlines.

    The thinker might even share the situation with a trusted colleague, asking for a reminder as the deadline draws near.

  • Learn to trust your gut.

    Each person has two sides of his or her personality: the analytical and the intuitive. Thinkers must learn to trust the latter.

  • Increase risk-taking behavior.

    By definition, all decisions have risks. Thinkers must ask, “What’s the worst thing that could happen if this decision is made?” Then compare that with the consequences of not making any decision at all.


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