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Overcoming 5 barriers to decisiveness

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by Kevin Eikenberry

Your day is filled with making decisions. What course should we take? What should our pricing be? What will we do next? How will we explain that to the customer? And even, where do you want to go for dinner?

All day long and in all parts of your life, decisions are required. This article will help you to diagnose why your decision-making might not be as effective as you’d like. More im­­portant, once you have a diagnosis, you will have ideas for being more decisive, starting now.

The 5 barriers

1. Fear. Sometimes, people are afraid to make a mistake, afraid to be wrong, afraid to make a decision. This happens to everyone, especially on big decisions. Caution is OK, paralysis is not.

Action: Ask yourself, “What is the worst outcome that could come from this decision?” If you can live with that outcome, make the decision. Remember, that outcome isn’t imminent, only possible. If that negative outcome isn’t a...(register to read more)

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