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Peers tend to look for a more senior manager, even if he is not the most competent or knowledgeable person involved, to take over because they are afraid to stick their necks out.
You can overcome the peer-group syndrome by fostering self-confidence, which stems from being familiar with the issue under consideration, experience and the realization that nobody has ever died from making a wrong business decision.
Before jumping into any decision-making process, ask:
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Write a clear, objective set of rules to guide future decisions.
It will enable you to make a decision that is detached from the emotion of the moment.
Never make an onerous decision by yourself. Tap into the wisdom of the company's internal crowd.
... is a technique that relies on using an outside perspective.
If you're stuck in a big decision, you have to pretend you're a new CEO or a turnaround manager who can "see things more clearly." Adopting a third-person perspective helps you tap into an objective mode of judgment--one based on facts and an understanding of the consequences.
The best way to find answers to life decisions is to understand the framework that guides the answers.
With the framework in mind, anyone can answer their own questions more insightful than a...
Frederick Herzberg states that the motivator in our lives isn't money.