Meridian News
Being a Decisive Leader
August 27, 2015

Being decisive is an essential skill for leaders. Knowing what to decide and when to decide it, as well as including the right people in the decision-making and problem-solving processes are keys to being a successful leader.

On August 28, Marcy Luter, Staff and Management Development Training Coordinator at Meridian Technology Center, will present Being a Decisive Leader as part of the Everyday Leaders series. Join Luter on Meridian’s campus as she discusses how decisiveness is imperative for effective leadership and why followers want leaders who can make good decisions and confidently stand behind those decisions.

“As leaders you’ll be called upon to make tough decisions that can impact a large number of people,” said Luter. “Research suggests that our decisions are often disrupted by an array of irrationalities and biases. We are overconfident and seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t.” Luter says additionally we may get distracted by short-term emotions. Unfortunately, being aware of these shortcomings doesn’t fix the problem, so we have to learn how to do better.

This session will offer the following:

· A better framework to use when making decisions
· A step-by-step method to help with being decisive
· An opportunity to brainstorm and discuss practical solutions to common decisions we each have to make on a daily and weekly basis

The upcoming Everyday Leaders session will be held August 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Meridian’s campus. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. To attend this session of Everyday Leaders call Meridian Technology Center at (405) 377-3333 or register online at

This professional development seminar is part of a quarterly series on leadership and provides an opportunity for individuals to meet in an informal setting, connect with a network of leaders and discover how they can make an impact in their workplace and community. Each session will combine a presentation on the selected series topic, networking opportunities and small group discussion regarding practical applications.

For more information or to enroll visit or call (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.

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