Tag: Decision Making

Act or React

Why is it so easy to react before thinking how to act appropriately?

Sadly, most reactions are based on a lack of adequate details, false information, and misguided perspective. We allow our emotions to eliminate reason and good judgment.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.”

In these moments, our minds possess a greater ability to think clearly and make decisions that affect how we act.

We prevent heated arguments, snap decisions, incorrect accusations, wrong conclusions, and the regret of saying or doing something we cannot retract.

Slow and Steady

Leaders encounter many dimensions that concern the future of any organization and they must make decisions that often alter direction.

A slow and steady approach to decision making and implementation is beneficial for several reasons.

1) Leaders have time to think through angles impacting the development of the project.
2) The consequences of decisions can be considered before enacting the plan.
3) Generally speaking, a thorough approach that legitimizes the direction and buy-in from others is more forthcoming.

Effort to take a more slow and steady approach on the part of leaders develops a strong credibility to the demands of leadership.