impossible to make the “right” decision where situations are complicated in a
dynamic environment. Our 3 tips should help you at least find the smartest
1. During the decision-making process, you work as a whole: body, mind, heart
and spirit. Making responsible and careful decisions requires a holistic
- How do you feel physically when thinking about making a decision?
- How do you act rationally when making decisions?
- What does your intuition tell you?
- Do you feel strong emotions, including desire or dislike?
When making intelligent, maybe even wise decisions, it is vital to use a
rational model or play with emotions. Author Suzy Welch has developed a very
simple methodology to consider the consequences of our decisions in the long
term. Simply answer these three questions: What consequences will my decision
- 10 minutes?
- 10 months?
- 10 years?
3. Consciously examine the various aspects
which play a role in your decision. Take your time! Your goal is to find
optimal balance between the different problem areas. The scope of the decision
plays a key role here, of course. You may choose spontaneously between pizza or
pasta. But when it comes to reaching a decision about the purchase of a company
or hiring a new manager, the situation is somewhat different. Remember: Try to
keep calm when making important decisions. Otherwise your decision-making will
be impaired by reason (blind trust in figures) or emotions (anxiety, desire)
and you risk making the wrong decision!