Leadership and Decision Making Decision Making Exercise September 4, 2011 The situation for my decision making involves a job opportunity that I am considering pursuing. My first inclination is to evaluate compensation, future growth potential, my family’s thoughts on relocation also to tune in to what my gut is telling me. However I have decided to utilize the smart and systematic decision making process to assist me in this decision. Decision checklist My decision checklist, includes the considerations, weights and answers regarding this position:(1)Is position lateral or upward move, rating =2, upward (slightly), (2) Is position in line with education and experience, weight=4, yes, (3) Is there opportunity for growth and advancement,...The end:
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