Surviving Leadership Chaos
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" We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill
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28 Common Decision-Making Mistakes to Avoid

28 Common Decision-Making Mistakes to Avoid | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it
We make decisions every day. The only way to avoid the land mines is to know where they’re located. Here are 28 decision-making mistakes to avoid.
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(From the article): We make a lot of decisions every day. They have a huge impact on our happiness and success. Yet most of us never question whether our decision-making process is flawed. It stands to reason that the only way to avoid the land mines is to know where they’re located. Here are 28 mistakes to avoid:
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Right or Wrong Isn’t the Issue

Right or Wrong Isn’t the Issue | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

Treating non-moral decisions like moral – right or wrong – choices, establishes adversarial relationships. Church people do this when they fight over methods, programs, or the color of the church’s front door.

 

 

Treating options like moral decisions makes you look like an out-of-balance fool. Chill out!


Via Richard Andrews
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The habit that will consistently make you more powerful at work

The habit that will consistently make you more powerful at work | Surviving Leadership Chaos | Scoop.it

When we try to do things in a rush, we are usually destined to fail from the start — something I learned from my own mistakes. Faster doesn’t necessarily mean better.


Via David Hain, Bobby Dillard, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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(From the article): Being a patient listener allows us to absorb the full message, both spoken and unspoken. Being patiently mindful of the speaker’s every gesture, facial expression, and change in tone allows for a fuller understanding of the underlying issues.

TIME ALLOWS FOR SMARTER DECISIONS.

The best ideas seldom come to mind immediately. The longer we take to ponder a problem, the easier our brains may find it to fit everything into place. It is often in the quiet moments when inspiration strikes, and it hardly ever happens when we are desperate to make a decision. An attitude of patience helps us to smooth over those inevitable bumps in the road, and we usually reach the best path in our own time.

 

Any decision can be made quickly, but the consequences of those choices live for much longer. We live in a world where split-second decisions and decisive actions are constantly encouraged at our workplaces. How much smoother would things be if we all took the time to make the right decision the first time? It is all too easy to be hijacked by pressures and emotions and rushed into a hasty mistake.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 1, 6:26 AM

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience" ~ Tolstoy, HT @faisal_hoque

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 5:07 PM

Patience allows us to pause and listen closely to others, the world, and ourselves.