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close this bookHundred Tips for a Better Management (Aga Khan Foundation, 1993, 70 p.)
close this folderDecision-making I
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View the document33. Separate the managers from the leaders30
View the document34. Back up your decision-making with planning31
View the document35. Don't let decision-making bring you down32
View the document36. Some suggestions on decision-making:
View the document37. Be decisive! Take action. A decisive person will almost always prevail only because almost everyone else is indecisive33
View the document38. Don't put too much reliance on data. If a quantitative analysis conflicts with common sense, abandon the data34
View the document39. Consensus seeking is a time-wasting, levelling influence that impedes distinctive performance. Avoid it35
View the document40. Don't analyse a problem to death. Avoid ''paralysis by analysis''36

37. Be decisive! Take action. A decisive person will almost always prevail only because almost everyone else is indecisive33

Decisiveness is a willingness to act. If you are well prepared and have a clear grasp of the issue, the options, and the consequences, then act. Take a decision. Do not wait for someone else to do so. You may wait a long time. Most people do not have the self-confidence, the assertiveness, or the information to take a decision. They are probably waiting for you to act.