Your ability to make sound business decisions swiftly—even when they involve ambiguity and risk—is a major factor in your ability to guide and manage a successful team.
Here are some simple hacks to help you make better decisions.
Take yourself out of the issue
Scientific research indicates that the less emotionally invested in a problem you are, the better your decision-making capabilities.
That’s because emotions tend to impact decision-making far more than we realize—even for the most level-headed leaders.
These emotions can range from the deeply seeded (like fears about losing your job), to those as benign as feeling irritable because of a stressful morning commute.
Regardless of the emotion, science shows that your emotional condition at the time you make a decision skews your judgment, and dictates the kind of information you’ll tend to adopt or discard.
To eliminate these biases, Chip Heath, co-author of Decisive: ...(register to read more)