35. Don't let decision-making bring you down32
If you only have a hammer, you think every problem is a nail.
endy Leebov, Ed.D.
There are creative tools to help individuals and teams make
decisions without having agonising, endless debates.
Some common decision-making exercises
Brainstorming lets your mind go to think of as many ideas as you can as
fast as you can. Record as many as possible in case you forget them. Criticism
is not allowed because it slows down the flow of ideas.
- Flowcharts are pictures of processes that show
every step of the process and how steps relate to one another. This helps to see
the situation to determine exactly where change is needed.
- Tree diagrams look like trees with
several branches. They show the breakdown of large questions, goals or problems.
This exercise helps you move from the general to the specific in an organised
way. An easy way to get started is to ask, "why" at every