Decision Making as a Leader

When you become a leader of people, people look to you to make decisions. The question is; should you be the one to make that decision? Should you socialise the decision before making it? Will other people buy into the decision? Your decision-making style that made you successful as a self-leader may not always be compatible as a people leader.

This reflective and participative Decision Making As A Leader course will explore your styles and how to flex that style appropriately to reach better outcomes for you and the team. 

Course Content

Your Natural Decision-Making Style

  • The autocratic – democratic decision-making style spectrum
  • Your personal style and inherent benefits and traps

Deciding How to Decide

  • Exploration of Victor Vroom’s Decision-Making model
  • Case Studies Analysis
  • Application of tools to different scenarios

Decision Implementation

  • Peer coaching and application of Vroom’s model to personal case-study
  • Communicating your decision to the team
  • Overcoming the challenges of your decision style

Course Approach


  • How we view our own decision-making style and question the benefits and drawbacks that style gives in different situations


  • A deeper understanding of how we make decisions and the options that are available to us
  • New thinking patterns to allow you to explore different ways to make decisions with other people


  • How you make decisions with other people against robust criteria
  • Thinking patterns that may trap you into making inefficient decisions

Embedding Success

Post-programme activities to support the transfer of learning and building of habits


Reflect on recent approaches to making decisions when time was not a critical factor.

What was your approach to making that decision involving others?

How did that help or hinder?

What does this tell you about how you make decisions?

Now reflect on recent decisions when time was a critical factor and repeat this process


Look at your to-do list or your upcoming meetings or projects.

What are some of the bigger decisions you may need to make?

What will you look out for as triggers or signposts that will help you make a better choice of decision-making style


Review a recent or current large decision that needs to be made or in the current process of making.

How do you know this is the best approach.

What changes might be worth making?

What challenges need to be overcome?


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Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

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We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

Generation Proof

Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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