#HCLDR Chat – Feb 12 2013 – Decisions

Decision Making (credit: Spiritwest)Decision-making is an important leadership skill. For healthcare leaders, decisions can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Thankfully most of the decisions we have to make day-to-day are not in the same vein (excuse the pun).

This week’s tweetchat is on the topic of making good decisions. Mike Myatt wrote an excellent article in Forbes offering some tips on how to make better decisions. One tip from Myatt that I believe is particularly relevant to healthcare leaders is how to deal with the huge volume of information that is available at our fingertips as well as that bombards us every day. “The key to dealing with the voluminous amounts of information is as simple as becoming discerning surrounding the filtering of various inputs.”

On the lighter side, Margaret Heffernan over at Inc. Magazine wrote a nice piece about the need to keep your energy level up when approaching big decisions. In her article, Heffernan talks about the energy we expend thinking through the myriad of choices and potential outcomes. Good advice…though I must admit I’m guilty of not eating breakfast as she recommends.

Please join us Tuesday February 12th at 8:30pm for our #hcldr tweetchat on decisions. Everyone is welcome!

T1: What should be taken into consideration when making an important decision? What should not?
T2: Can/should social media be used to aid in healthcare decision making?
T3: What decision making approaches/strategies have you used and work well?

See you Tuesday!

Colin

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