Make That Decision: Strategies for Becoming a Better Decision Maker
Available OnDemand in the SSP OnDemand Video Content Library
From the LYRASIS Learning Library, now available as part of SSP's OnDemand Video Content Library
One of the toughest tasks expected of managers and leaders is to make good decisions. Whether the stakes are small or significant, getting the decision right will enable professionals to make the best possible use of library resources for great service delivery. Effective leaders decide within reasonable timeframes, avoid analysis paralysis and achieve fair, practical resolutions. This webinar introduces participants to the art of decision making through the exploration of time-tested approaches to making thoughtful, service-centric decisions. At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
- Gain familiarity with the behavioral aspects of decision making in order to better avoid failure points and increase the odds for better decision making outcomes
- Identify individual tolerance for risk in order to understand how risk impacts how and why we make (or avoid) decisions
- Recognize different strategies for making decisions in order to optimize the decision situation with the most appropriate strategy for making the decision
- Acknowledge the inevitability of decision failure in order to achieve more comfort with risk and the ability to avoid procrastination when decisions must be made
About the Instructor:
Steven J. Bell is the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library leadership, higher education, open and affordable learning, design thinking and user experience. He authored two regular columns for Library Journal Academic Newswire, "From the Bell Tower" and "Leading From the Library" from 2009 through 2019. As an adjunct instructor for the San Jose State University iSchool he teaches courses on design thinking and open education librarianship. He is co-author of the book “Academic Librarianship by Design” and editor of the book “Crucible Moments: Inspiring Library Leadership”. Bell is currently an adjunct faculty member for the San Jose State University iSchool where he teaches design thinking.
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