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ERIC Number: EJ940152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Leadership Decision Making and the Use of Data
Guerra-Lopez, Ingrid; Blake, Anne M.
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v24 n2 p89-104 2011
Intelligence gathering, or data collection, is a preliminary and critical stage of decision making. Two key approaches to intelligence gathering are "discovery" and "idea imposition." The discovery approach allows us to learn about possibilities by gathering intelligence in order to identify and weigh options. The idea imposition approach limits intelligence gathering and focuses resources on promoting a solution. The purpose of this study is to explore the intelligence-gathering stage of organizational leaders during decision making from both of these perspectives and to begin to identify themes as they relate to the data considered, types of decisions and outcomes sought, and level of confidence in decision-making success. (Contains 7 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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