Did I ever tell you that I have various notebooks where I collect questions? It’s a practice that I picked up many years ago, doing so sharpens my thinking, helps me ask better questions and enables me to extract insights from conversations. The rule is simple: ask better questions to get better answers.
Tag Archives: Decision making
3 Ways To Become Aware of Your Thinking Blind Spots
Do you like making bad decisions? I’m 100% sure you don’t and would rather make good ones. Unfortunately, making good decisions isn’t easy when you don’t know why you make bad ones in the first place. So, why do we make bad decisions? That’s a good place to start…
17 Common Cognitive Biases That Stop You From Thinking Clearly
A top skill to have, which requires a lot of work, is clear thinking. And the work required to have clarity of thought requires awareness of what impedes it in the first place. Those impediments are called cognitive biases, which are thinking shortcuts we use to make big and small decisions. We all have them, nobody is immune to them.
What Drives Us To Make Bad Decisions? Here Are 3 Drivers of Bad Decisions
Many years ago I was coaching a client of mine, during one of our sessions he asked me: You know Jorge, I need to get better at making decisions. How can I make better ones? His thinking was a good start, but a better point of departure is to consider and start at the opposite: why are you making bad ones?
3 Reasons Why Making A Decision Can Be So Difficult
Decisions. Big and small, they are part of our everyday life. Everything from choosing what to eat, where to park, what to pay attention to, who you date, who you marry, what you buy; these decisions determine ones future. Yet we don’t consider this when making most of these decisions; specifically the day to day ones.
One Perspective is No Perspective
We’re all biased, so biased that we love to hang out with people who think like us, read stuff that we agree with and do stuff we like to do. It’s all good and well, but what we get in enjoyement we lose in perspective; because that one perspective that we hold isn’t the complete picture of life.
4 Ways To Improve The Quality Of Your Decisions
This is a guest post by Francisco Ramirez, CEO of The ACE Group; a customs broker, warehouse operator and ecommerce fulfillment provider that helps merchants reduce their fulfillment costs. This post was originally published on their blog.
Quick, think about the best decision you made this year. Got it? Ok. How did that decision turn out? If you’re like most people, you picked a decision that ended well. Why? Because we tend to judge choices based on outcomes. But this is a problem, and doesn’t lead to better decisions in the long run.