How to Make Better Decisions in Your Leadership Position.

Avoiding Emotion-Based Decisions.

Vincent Vicari

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How many decisions do you make in a day? Hundreds? Thousands? There are big decisions and micro decisions. What to eat for breakfast? What shoes to wear? Should I stay in cash or start buying more of that ETF?

These are daily life decisions everyone faces. It’s how humans function. Our ability to make high-level and simultaneously basic, mundane decisions helps us adapt to challenges.

Now place yourself in a leadership position. Not only are you responsible for your day-to-day, but you have responsibility for others. You are tasked with not only ensuring deadlines are met, but a myriad of other responsibilities.

As a leader, you rely on higher-functioning thought processes to make sound, evidence-based decisions. You can’t tell external stakeholders you simply “felt” like doing something.

Maybe you relied on your “gut” instinct, but that is not a reliable process. Nor will it gain the confidence of others. Good decision-making is based on evidence and reason.

Avoid the Noise

How often are we involved in meetings that seem dominated by one or two voices? These are the talkers, the ones who feel they have much to contribute because…

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Vincent Vicari

Writings on Personal Development, Leadership, and Creativity.