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Gregg Fairbrothers '76 and Rocky Leadership Fellows Discuss "Leadership in Decision Making"

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Gregg Fairbrothers '76 opened his session on "Leadership in Decision Making" by asking Fellows to reflect on the most important decision they have made to date and on the most important decision they will make in their lives.  He stressed the importance of being decisive in leadership positions and introduced a variety of decision making models. 

Fairbrothers then discussed the inherent uncertainties of decision making in the real world and elaborated on the role of emotion.  The key to successful decision making is a willingness to take risks and the ability to weigh multiple options for an adequate length of time. 

Fairbrothers opened the discussion up for questions ranging from his background in the oil and gas industry to financial decision making.  He left Fellows with the advice that no matter what path they chose they should find a strong mentor in their respective fields and seek to learn everything they can from that person.

-- Karen Doster '11

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