This article is intended to explain a conceptual model that can help to make higher quality decisions in management and in other situations where domestic or international stakeholders should be considered. It is solidly based on the management, leadership and motivation literature and adapts to any situation and culture.
To achieve the objective of the article, background for the need of such a model is provided and then, after the model is briefly presented, its use and benefits are demonstrated with an analysis of a hypothetical scenario.
The clearest theme that emerged in almost all of the topic areas (of the debate on leadership issues) was some disenchantment with leadership theory and education. The almost universal view seems to be that, while there are many useful aspects to leadership research in identifying characteristics of effective leadership, it has produced little that is of actionable use in helping practicing managers become more effective leaders, or educators provide students with specific guidance.
The model helps to ensure that all relevant issues are given thought prior to, and during implementation of a decision. Managers, those with subordinates and those in one‐person functions, as well as individuals who may be in leadership roles on teams or projects, can all gain from developing the habit to ask the questions in the model. The same is true of family members when they have to make important decisions.
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