How To Make Better Decisions

Decisions are the catalyst to actions which in turn are the catalyst to results. As a leader or manager your success depends on your ability to take decisions. So how can you make better decisions?

  1. Get clear on the result or outcome that you want from the decision.
  2. Generate sufficient options first rather than committing to the first idea that you come up with.
  3. Weigh up the pros and cons of each option rationally.
  4. Listen to your gut feel or intuition.
  5. Don’t let fear of failure or getting it wrong prevent you from making decisions.
  6. Decide, act and refine. A less than perfect action or decision is better than no decision.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to become highly effective leaders and managers. You can sign up for his free audio e-course at

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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