Tuesday, February 25, 2014

3 Tips to Make Better Decisions as a Leader

Making good decisions is something leaders must be able to do and most quality situational leadership training programs focus on this must-have skill. Participants emerge from training with a process to follow for making decisions but can still struggle with choosing among options in a timely manner.

Here are 3 tips to help narrow down the choices and get you moving more quickly on to the next critical decision.
  1. Prioritize your objectives. Of the goals you have set, which are the few that will have the greatest impact. Eliminate the others from consideration for now. You need to focus on the most important.
  2. Share your thoughts with a trusted colleague. It always helps to have another perspective and, as so often happens, once you verbalize your thoughts, you may come up with a fresh insight and better alternative solution.
  3. Just do it. In the end, you simply must put a stake in the ground and act. Even if the decision is not the ideal, you need to move forward.

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