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If a decision leaves everyone happy, it could be a bad decision, leadership blogger Ron Edmondson warns. Other signs of a wrong decision? It’s easy, you made it alone, you made it quickly, or it changes nothing. RonEdmondson.com

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Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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