This month I discuss and explain the 5 various decider-types via Maja Storch. Today I´d like to introduce the quick or prompt decider!
We all run via certain programs in our minds and the most conflicts arise when different decider-types have to go all together into the same direction, following the same rules at a certain speed. And then you meet the prompt decider!
That´s the type who inflames real fast by her or his own ideas, the world is full of wonders which offer a lot of opportunities. The quick decider goes from one topic real fast over to the next, being fascinated by the next theme and changes the path during the conversation again and again …. just to let go of the red line (as we call it in Germany: “der rote Faden”) or of the central theme, as you might know it. Their natural enthusiasm appears real quick!
And the dangerous burn-out just might wait around the corner –
Prompt deciders live in a home-made chaos! They receive an inner evaluation of an overall impression from new potential projects and ideas but they have trouble making a clear plan: what budget do we need? How much time shall we consider realistically for this project?
Unfortunately they get a bad mood when someone enters this enthusiastic inner circle of opportunities and asks logic questions! Plus, their somatic marker, which quickly releases a “GO!” isn´t supporting when others don´t add their GO to their quick decision. Again, a bad mood is pre-programmed. They want to start right away, be active and handle it, without planning. It feels to them as if they have to fully BRAKE when actually being inflamed with inner speed, already shifting gears in their mind!
Is that you?
A prompt decider like you has to use the inner brake to lower the enthusiam. That´s hard to do! And this is how you can handle yourself in each of such situation: if this inner volcano is about to burst, step back and wait 5 minutes. Think it over! A prompt decider needs to come to a stop. Wait for a result.
Of course, a prompt decider like you will still make a lot of decisions over the year, but these decisions will be of a better quality than before, when you started running ahead without thinking about the details and some relevant consequences….
Don´t change being a decider, just try to change the QUICK way you tend to approach each decision!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –