Top 7 Strategies For Better, Faster & Smarter Decision Making
By Christopher M. Knight
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- You *must* know your end outcome, first.
- Prepare in advance, because "success happens, when opportunity meets up with preparedness."
- When in doubt, make the best decision in the moment, rather than not making a decision, which can be a worse decision, than no decision.
- Remember that making a 'decision, not to do decide', is perfectly alright in many circumstances, and should be made guilt free.
- If you can't decide, then get out of the way, for someone who can make a decision. ha ha ha! :) I always wanted to say that. :)
- Make a list of decisions that have to be made daily, and pick 25% of them which can be delegated right now to someone else.
- If you're the boss, its often better to just steer the decision making process, by the folks who are more knowledgeable on your team, than to make bad decisions by yourself. Often times I will delegate a decision to be made to a person on my staff, not because I don't want to make the decision, but because I am certain that person on my staff can make a better decision in that case/issue.
Article Submitted On: May 12, 1998