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.
This is a huge subject and sometimes It is best to approach it from what Decision Making is 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 20 years!
I say that because you never get 100% result in any decison 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 most safe and creative position possible, which is critical at time of Change.
Please contact me for any information you may need.
The Thinking Coach