Decisions, Decisions series – 6 of 7 – WRAP – Prepare to be Worng (:~))

In the first of the series, I shared my two favorite decision-making frameworks, Cynefin for deciding what type of decision you are making and WRAP to walk through a process to make an optimal decision.  This is the sixth in the series and fourth on WRAP - Prepare to be Wrong.It is inevitable.  We are going to be wrong. Especially … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions series – 6 of 7 – WRAP – Prepare to be Worng (:~))

Decisions, Decisions Series (5 of 7) WRAP framework – Attain Some Distance

In the first of the series, I shared my two favorite decision-making frameworks, Cynefin for deciding what type of decision you are making and WRAP to walk through a process to make an optimal decision.  This is the fifth in the series and third on WRAP - Attain Some Distance.  There will be two more to close out the … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions Series (5 of 7) WRAP framework – Attain Some Distance

Decisions, Decisions series (4 of 7) – WRAP – Reality test assumptions

In the first of the series, I shared my two favorite decision-making frameworks, Cynefin for deciding what type of decision you are making and WRAP to walk through a process to make an optimal decision.  This is the fourth in the series and second on WRAP - Reality Test your Assumptions. To reality test our assumptions, … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions series (4 of 7) – WRAP – Reality test assumptions

Decisions, Decisions Series (3 of 7) – WRAP Framework – Widen Your Options

So far, we have looked at two phases of decision-making illustrated by two decision-making frameworks: Cynefin framework - Use to decide the type of decision; Simple, Complicated, Complex, Chaotic WRAP - Use to optimize the decision process. Widen your options Reality test your assumptions Attain distance BEFORE deciding Prepare to be wrong This post is … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions Series (3 of 7) – WRAP Framework – Widen Your Options

What is the WRAP decision framework (Decision series – 2 of 7)

Now that we have reviewed the Cynefin framework to help us think about what kind of decision we are making to help set proper expectations as to the risks and the steps, please find below a summary of each step in the WRAP decision framework taken from Decisive authored by Dan and Chip Heath to help us with the … Continue reading What is the WRAP decision framework (Decision series – 2 of 7)

“Decisions, Decisions” Series – 2 Decision Frameworks (1 of 7)

Leaders have to make a lot of decisions (sometimes too many). Over the next couple of months, I am going to share my two favorite decision-making frameworks - Cynefin (pronounced "kin-ev-in") from Dave Snowden and WRAP from the Heath Brothers (not the candy guys). What I have come to believe is that there are three main … Continue reading “Decisions, Decisions” Series – 2 Decision Frameworks (1 of 7)

When is a decision really made? 4 parts Drucker, 1 part Flynn (1 minute read)

I just finished reading Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker. As with most things Drucker, it was written many years ago and still holds true today; especially one section - when a decision is truly made. Sometimes, we make a decision and wonder why it has not been carried out fully and/or are surprised by the … Continue reading When is a decision really made? 4 parts Drucker, 1 part Flynn (1 minute read)