How to Make Courageous Decisions

Last updated March 26, 2018

How to Make Courageous Decisions

Last updated March 26, 2018

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Overview

Making the right decisions are tough for any leader under most circumstances. But when decisions will inevitably create pushback, when jobs are on the line, or when there are no clear answers, it can be so stressful that many leaders freeze in place.

How can you build the courage to act as a leader at your institution? Using real scenarios from higher education, we’ll explore a series of practical steps a leader can take to build both their awareness and ability to make decisions that are fraught with complexity and ambiguity.

Who should attend?

If you have ever experienced confusion, defensiveness, or delay in making a tough decision, you would benefit from attending this webcast. We specifically encourage middle and senior managers to attend.

Agenda

  • Defining “courageous decisions?”
  • Four practices of courageous leaders
    • Identifying key support
    • Leveraging others
    • Anticipating opposition
    • Planning to meet opposition
  • Four ways to build your strength
    • The role of personal and institutional values
    • The role of heritage
    • Self-care
    • How to build pre-resilience
  • Using a visual map to aid in your decision making