Today is August 27, 2012 and today I want to talk to you about making more effective decisions.
Note from Pat: A great process for decision making - because too many of us get in a grove on one thing, and then get hit with something that needs our input and we try to make a quick decision so we can stay in the grove. The end result is a half-assed decision that comes back and bites us on the ass later on (sometimes) or doesn't take full advantage of the opportunity.
Step back. Clear your mind. Focus. Then ask about nice to haves and risks.
Oh, and it helps to make your team aware of this process so they can come to you with the information and recommendations so you can run through their logic and support their decisions!!!