How to make a GeekGirlCon decision

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Helping GeekGirlCon staff make informed decisions in their roles. www.geekgirlcon.com

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How to make a GeekGirlCon decision

  1. 1. How to Make a GeekGirlCon Decision By Erica McGillivray, President
  2. 2. Common ways people make decisions: Actively Decide Ask someone to decide for them Crowd-Source Inaction
  3. 3. You are awesome. Let’s empower you to make decisions!
  4. 4. No matter which way you make your decision, you are still responsible.
  5. 5. “There is no time forfuckery.” – Tammy Vince Cruz
  6. 6. General Decision Making• Who?• What?• Where?• When?• Why?• How?
  7. 7. Does it involve money?
  8. 8. Think Critically
  9. 9. Dig to the Heart of the Matter
  10. 10. Use Your Resources
  11. 11. Do Your Research
  12. 12. Consider complexity, history,consequences, and alternatives
  13. 13. Don’t Overthink
  14. 14. Listen to your instincts, but dont let them control you
  15. 15. Ask Wisely• Clearly ask for something• Give choices or suggestions• Give a time frame• Simplify the decision making• Hold off on asking and think more Thoughts?
  16. 16. Hang in there!
  17. 17. Who to Involve
  18. 18. OR
  19. 19. Make Sure They’re the Right People
  20. 20. When in doubt, ask your manager first
  21. 21. • Not a Magic 8 Ball.• Not the GeekGirlCon Jesus.• Does not always have all the facts.• Cannot always help in a timely or effective manner.• Will not tell you what shoes to wear with your chemistry joke t- shirt.
  22. 22. Crowd-sourcing can be dangerous
  23. 23. Sometimes, you just need to let people know
  24. 24. How to Evaluate YourDecision
  25. 25. The Most Important Question: Does This Reflect Our Mission Statement?GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing toscience and technology; comics arts and literature; and game play andgame design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creatingcommunity to foster continued growth of women in geek culture.
  26. 26. The Five Pillars of GeekGirlCon Supportive Celebratory Welcoming Community Empowering
  27. 27. Supportive
  28. 28. Welcoming
  29. 29. Empowering
  30. 30. Community
  31. 31. Celebratory
  32. 32. Be able to explain your decision
  33. 33. Execute that decision
  34. 34. Do things, tell people http://carl.flax.ie/dothingstellpeople.html
  35. 35. Celebrate Success
  36. 36. 95% of the time, failure is okay, lesson learned, & something we can fix.
  37. 37. Next?
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