Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Confidence and Your Decision Making

(Photo credit: Geralt/Pixabay)
With so much on the line, we have a responsibility to understand the decision-making process—the components, the flow, the effect of time—and to develop the skills and confidence that enables us to make the best decision possible with the information and time available. (Leading in the Wildland Fire Service, p. 30)
As a fire leader, do you have the confidence to make the best decisions you need to make on the fireline?

Wildland Fire Leadership Challenge - Digging a Little Deeper

Peter Atwater shares his perspective on how confidence affects our decision making and discusses .
  • Watch Atwater's TEDx talk.

  • Discuss this Atwater statement with your team: "Our confidence level drives our horizon preference and that in turn drives what we believe is true that then frames our actions and our decisions."
  • Why does Atwater believe confidence is forward-looking?
  • What is your horizon preference and how does it affect your decision making?

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