What is Decision Making? This question is being asked daily in the corporate world as professionals struggle to have a decision-making process that is viable and progressive.
It is a vast subject and sometimes and it is best to approach it from a different angle – what is Decision Making not?
- An automatic repeat of past decisions
- An escape mechanism to prevent a thinking process
- “to just make a decision”
- A panic response
- An emotional last minute response
- A quick fix methodology
- Surety that relies on past experience
- A wishful thinking
- A pain prevention strategy
- An escape from reality mechanism
Decision Making is a process that is never sure! Now… that is a strange statement to make by someone who teaches it for over 25 years!
I say that because you never get 100% result in any decision making, simply because every decision has obvious and not so obvious consequences, some of which remain hidden for a long time.
So what is Decision Making? It is a Critical thinking/Emotional Intelligence/instinct process that needs time, competency and patience, whereby, the final decision strives for the best possible result, but understands that 75% success is the best possible ultimate result. At the same time, preparations are made for the 25% negative consequences that will no-doubt impact the outcome.
Therefore, decision making without ongoing strategic development and strategic thinking, will likely lead to much more than 25% adverse results.
I conduct Decision Making seminars world-wide with a substantial success that places my clients in the safest and creative position possible, which is critical at time of Change.
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Enjoy your Growing Development….
The Thinking Coach™