An effective manager is able to respond to the need of each situation with the best decision making style. Be aware of your natural default style and train yourself to use the others where appropriate.
- What style did you use?
- Was that the best style of that situation?
- How could you have made a decision differently?
- What style(s) would you like to develop?
- Do you know of any situations now that you could use to do so?
Bonus tip: You can manage and coach people more effectively when you are keenly aware of their decision making style. Be aware that this can also be a source of conflict within a team.
This blog is based this book. In it are actionable idea on being a better manager: The 1% Edge - The Workbook - Power Strategies to Increase Your Management Effectiveness