This qualitative study explored the intersection of self-talk and decision-making. Leaders in today’s world face increasing volume and complexity of decisions. Using a phenomenological approach to understanding the experiences of people managers in the United States, this research conducted interviews to understand the role self-talk plays in a people manager’s decision-making processes and to what extent self-talk influences people managers to avoid making a decision. Findings suggest that self-talk is a foundational component of decision-making. A manager’s awareness of how to best leverage and manage self-talk may increase an organization’s capacity for strong decision-making.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Decision making; Self-talk; Leadership
Date of Award
Graziadio Business School
Lewis, Chris M., "Exploring the intersection of self-talk and decision-making" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 1373.