Decision making: are you finding it hard?
We are faced with decisions making all day, every day. Many are inconsequential and do not merit spending much time. What to have for lunch, whether to walk or take the bus. They can be made quickly and easily.
But what about more important decisions? Ones that involve your own work, business, or your staff or family?
On a good day, when work is going well, you may find decision making comes naturally and with problem. What about when you’re faced with the bigger decisions and you’re feeling stressed? Or there’s too much going on? Or you’re having a crisis of confidence and you know you need to make a decision, but you just cannot see anything clearly.
Coaching can help you find the clarity needed for good quality decision making. Using questioning techniques, your coach will firstly help you relax so that you’re in a better frame of mind. Then you can calmly work thought scenarios – some you may have already thought about and many that perhaps you hadn’t. Then you can consider the impact of the decisions as well as the consequences.
You can list your options, and figure out pros and cons. Your coach will challenge you to think a little further and perhaps challenge you on some options that you discounted too quickly.
Coaching provides an opportunity for you to work through ideas without fear of criticism, so that all bases are explored.
Taking time out to really work out what is right, to invest time in decision making is so important.
Get in touch if you feel you’d benefit from coaching for decision making.
My article on identifying and considering choices might be useful – read it here.