After reading through the chapter, a was focused on decision making styles at the beginning of the chapter. This section stuck out to me because I found that I do use two of the decision making styles (Analytical and Directive), but never really find myself being conceptual or behavioral in my decision making. I am Analytical in my decision making because I often search for other ways to solve problems, rather than just the first idea that pops into my head. This is beneficial because I often find solutions that make completing a task easier for myself. on the other hand, there are times when I waste time trying to find a different way to solve a problem and it ends up costing me valuable time in the end.
If I were able to spread by decision making through all four styles it would probably help me find better solutions that I normally would not come up with. I think that if I used a behavioral style instead of always being so analytical I could find different and sometimes even better decision making solutions. With a behavioral style of decision making I would be more open minded to new ideas and solutions. I think this is a big problem when it comes to my decision making skills because I can be close minded and always think I know the best way to solve a problem. Being more behavioral in my decision makign will also benefit me in group work. Sometimes I feel I do not always follow the group because I have my own ways of decision making and can be close minded.