3 Simple Tips for Efficient Decision-making


Decision-making has been a necessary part of my role for many years, both in running my own businesses and in my consulting work, where I’ve helped many other leaders to make important decisions about their own businesses. Does that make me a good decision-maker? I’d like to think so, but I’m also aware that there is always room for improvement. Have I ever struggled with decision-making, made a bad one, or procrastinated in the false hope that an issue would just go away? Yes, more than a few times if I’m honest, and so will you, both in your professional and personal life.   Make Better Business and Personal Decisions: 3 Tips to Help You In fact I’m sure you’re already experienced in the trials and tribulations of decision-making, as most of us are. However, it’s always possible to improve your approach to making decisions, if you wish to.  Anyone can benefit from the tips I’m about to share, but they are especially relevant if you’re in a business leadership role, or you plan to be. The following three suggestions come courtesy of my own experience, mistakes, and successes in decision-making, along with those of my business colleagues and peers. They are focused on business decisions, which really require an efficient balance between speed and thorough calculation, but of course you can apply them to personal decisions too, especially those which appear daunting to make.   1) Don’t Be Afraid to Leap  If you wait for every last piece of information that will support your decision, you’ll wait forever …  or at least for far longer than is acceptable. If you are always afraid of making the wrong decision because you lack information, you’ll hold up the progress of your business. Even the best decision-makers take the wrong path sometimes, and that’s OK. If you gather as much information...