As everything in life, each theme offers two sides.
Today I write about the bright side of being a decider from early days on. As an early riser you have developed the decider mentality. Your main benefit by now is that you think and act like a decider, automatically. It became a natural habit for you. You are a strong personality!
You look at all alternatives before you decide via pro and contra lists. You will be critical before deciding to not follow a certain bias everyone of us developed. This critical thinking helps you understand your subconscious arguing for one side only. This is called following a bias. You learned by now to be the challenger and the ultimate judge!
Translated for a company this means: a team has a choice of what points it wants to make and what way it wants to make them. They “just need” to build a good decision making process. And this is how you approach to it:
- explore alternative points
- recognize uncertainty
- search for evidence that contradicts the beliefs (bias)
Mostly anybody else than you follows the natural habit of the young brain pattern, using the old “this yes” and “that one, …no” process –> by just considering the next close options, mostly narrowed in a small frame.
BTW: this pros-and-cons list for deciding was an advice made by Benjamin Franklin for a colleague. He gave this advice in 1772.
On top, this kind of easy deciding might be bounded by short-time emotion. And short-time emotion is a result of negative experience. It´s this strong gut feeling which suddenly stopps you. If you allow short-time emotion to interfere your decision making process, you allow your past experiences to reject a great opportunity in present time. And just think of the consequences for your future!
How lucky you are as an early decider.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –