Helping a team or group make decisions about strategy or an activity is a basic leadership task. You may make a decision yourself or help others to reach a decision.
Some members of a group can make decision-making hard because they won’t co-operate or just want to have their way.
You need to be flexible and use different ways to persuade or convince students to follow your lead.
Tips on how to be an effective decision maker
- You make suggestions in the following ways:
You convince others by giving reasons rather than being bossy or overpoweringYou listen to other people’s ideasYou consider the consequences before making a decisionYou remain calm and assertive rather than becoming aggressive if others don’t think the same way as you
- Let’s do…..
- What do you think …?
- How about we ….?