Why do people fail? Generally, be it a personal or business decision, it all comes down to the decisions that people make. In order to minimise the chance of a bad decision it is important to understand why you are making bad decisions. While poor decisions can arise from external and unavoidable factors they are also dependent on your own habits. Habits that you have held for a number of years may be holding you back and hindering you from making good decisions.
Some of the most obvious bad habits include laziness, over-dependence and indecisiveness. Understanding these habits and which ones apply to you could be the key to greater success in your business and personal lives.
Moreover, good decision makers are generally good leaders. Understanding how to better structure your decision making processes, and to challenge poor habits in others is important to ensure your team, or organisation as a whole is making the right decisions. Everyone can benefit from better decision making and the Harvard Business Review has outlined these key habits that are leading to poor decision making. Which are your worst habits?
The full article can be found here.
Harvard Business Review - Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman - 9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions.