How to keep an open mind while making decisions

We hear it all the time: Don’t jump to conclusions. Get all the facts before making your decision. But that is easier said than done.

We each have personal biases – based on our experiences and beliefs – that influence the way we view the world and our decision making. Whether we recognize this flaw, many of us likely make decisions based on a gut reaction, and then find reasons to support it. And for whatever reason, there’s a negative connotation associated with changing your mind that can hinder our ability to see other options and pursue a route that differs from our initial inclination.

This is a challenge that great leaders must overcome.

In a recent blog post, leadership guru Dan Rockwell offers strategies to help leaders through the decision-making process that goes deeper than making a pros and cons list. Here are the areas to think through and come to the best decision:

 

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