It was just one sentence. I mean it wasn´t even a small chapter in the book, just one sentence with the message: for sound decision making, honesty is the best policy.
Honesty – the input you give or get. Without honest information, chances are low to get the best and quickest result. And think of all the consequences you have to deal with…. If you deliver the opposite of an honest information you get the opposite of a great result.
Example: What if the Headquarter asks your dept./store for the Sales from the past year because they plan their potential sales for the up-coming, and you (and the other stores) give a little more just to keep the economy going? A result causes linked decisions. Now just think of what kind of an endless process the Headquarter needs to adjust – afterwards? They miss the overall goal. It causes costs instead of benefit. Fact.
Give honesty a lot of attention in your decision making processes. Information for decisions is not about internal marketing, it is not about wrapping something more pretty in hope to reach something better – no. Honesty is the shortest path to your goal. Honesty is the most favorable information you can pay.
Take these secrets with you today:
The Art of Decision Making lies in systematic thinking. Be a systematic and qualitative thinker and
- look ahead
- learn along the way
- do some testing
- make commitments
- back off
- explore new byways
- gather information to learn what new information to gather (!)
- …. do it
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –