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3 Steps for Powerful and Effective Decision Making

Making good decisions is one of the most critical parts of every leader’s job. It’s not easy in today’s complex and fast-paced world. It’s even more challenging when engaging a team to make decisions together.

Below are three powerful ways to become better decision-makers, proven from experience with my clients.


An eBook written by the author of several great books and business consultant, Gino Wickman.

This eBook is concise, full of how-to’s and packed with real-life stories that will improve you and your team’s decision-making ability immediately.

In this eBook you will find:

  • The four major discoveries about making good decisions.
  • The exact process for doing so.
  • Examples of leaders that have succeeded using these methods.



A blog written by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, an Enneagram expert and thought leader on applying the Enneagram personality system to business.

In this short and practical blog you will find:

  • Strengths you can lean on for great decision making.
  • Challenges your personality type may contribute to your decision making.
  • Practical ideas for how to develop effective decision-making skills.



Your decision-making process and style is greatly influenced by your main personality type, the strain you are experiencing and your dominant center of brain intelligence (Feeling, Action, Thinking). Decisions happen in context which means being adaptive to the situation with your decision-making approach is critical — and difficult. The more you able to adapt your style to the context, the better you’re decisions will be.

In this comprehensive leadership assessment you will find:

  • A personalized map of your strengths, challenges, biases and habits you bring to decision-making.
  • Understanding the impact you have on others with your decision-making style and the way others decisions affect you.
  • Strain could play a role in your decision-making style.
  • A make-sense framework for bringing self mastery to your decision-making appropriate to the context.




[This post was originally featured on Diane’s website. Used by author permission.]

Diane Ring owns Ring Results, an Austin, TX based leadership development and executive coaching firm serving top executives, managers, technical professionals and high potential talent from small, startup businesses to publicly traded Fortune 1000 companies. She has served individuals and organizations for 20 years to fulfill their potential through better understanding of emotional intelligence and connecting behavioral and neuroscientific knowledge with leadership development and career management. Diane is an MSU alumnus from 1982 with majors in employment relations and psychology, and has been in perpetual learning since and holds numerous certifications. She combines deep self-exploration with tangible tools to make sense of navigating careers in today’s “new normal” business world of accelerated volatility, uncertainty and complexity. Learn more about Diane

Contributing Writer(s): Diane Ring, '82