Monday, March 16, 2020

The Monthly “Decision Master” Book Tuning: How to Close Decision Gaps

You need to keep a growth mindset, updating knowledge, enforcing cognitive understanding, and move up to the next level of decision maturity.

"Decision Masters” refers to the digital leaders or professionals who can leverage multidimensional thought processes, information and intuition, take a step-wise scenario for making effective decisions consistently.

Decision Masters also refer to the businesses or organizations that follow a set of well-defined principles, leverage fine-tuned decision processes, efficient information management systems, decision frameworks, tools, and metrics to enable people across the organization to make effective decisions collaboratively.

                How to Close Decision Gaps

Bridging Digital Cognitive Gap: From Being Bi-Polar Judgmental to Having Multidimensional Discernment? Both businesses and the world become hyper-connected and overly complex, either for leaders or digital professionals today, to survive and thrive in such the digital “VUCA” new normal, you need to keep a growth mindset, updating knowledge, enforcing cognitive understanding, and move up to the next level of discernment and intellectual maturity.

How to Bridge Insight Gaps in the Boardroom Leadership is about envisioning and leading the business towards its future. Top leadership roles such as board directors are supposed to be the guiding force in the enterprise. In practice, the digital era is volatile, complex, uncertain and ambiguous. Many say that the multitude of gaps (thinking, knowledge, innovation, strategy execution, etc.) are enlarged because different industries, organizations, functions, and individuals evolve with varying speed. To lift up the board leadership maturity, minding the insight gap is challenging, but a critical step for improving leadership effectiveness. Leadership is an influence, influence comes from progressive mindsets, profound insight, and step-wise actions. Insight is an understanding of cause and effect based on the identification of relationships and behaviors within a model, context, or scenario.

The Cognitive Gap Cause and Effect? Cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge through thought, experience, and senses. The "mind" represents our consciousness and awareness. It is the software that promotes and regulates each function and each action of our body, from the reproduction and reconstruction of our cells to the food process and distribution, to our voluntary and involuntary movements, and to all our behaviors, etc. However, the brain activities function for survival instincts are still primitive, what are the further aspect of human sophistication in regards to vision, communication, and innovation for problem-solving or overcoming challenges? And what are further problems caused by cognitive gaps and how to bridge them effectively?

How to Close Perception Gaps? Perception is one's interpretation of reality. It is as we see, observe and experience as defined by our mental "band-pass filters.”Perception is one's interpretation of reality, so it is very subjective and varies from person to person. When we are “mindful,” we not only see but also perceive; we not only live but also experience; this will have an effect on others and how we interact with the surrounding. But what are the gaps between perception and reality? How to overcome bias caused by prepositioned perceptions, how to close those perception-based gaps and make a positive impact on your surroundings?

Critical Thinking Gaps: Critical Thinking is the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion. There are very few real critical thinkers because it is a complex type of thinking with the multitude of thought process, at the deeper level, critical thinking has creativity embedded in it. The critical Thinking technique can be taught, but Critical Thinking skills can only be developed via practicing independent thinking, insightful observation, and conscious and even superconscious reasoning. There are critical thinking gaps existing which cause leadership blind spots and poor decision making, how to identify and fill them to improve leadership maturity and digital professionalism?

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