How to Develop Your Decision-Making Skills...by S. Manikandan David Josleyn Matt Conklin
Good Decision Makers are Successful People • Your ability to make sound decisions can help you: • Achieve Your Goals • Avoid Mistakes *No one makes the right decision every time*
Anatomy of a Decision • Define the Problem • Reevaluate the Situation • Gather Information • Think of Alternatives • Choose an Alternative • Put Your Decision to Work
Intuition: The ability to know or feel something w/out using logic or reason Analytical Skill: The ability to use logic to examine and measure a problem The "Art" and "Science" of Decision Making
People Power:A Guide to Making Decisions in Groups • Groups offer important advantages: • Knowledge & Experience Diversity • More Energy • Extra Motivation • Groups can have drawbacks, too. • Feel Pressure (fitting in) • Feel They Can’t be Honest (critical) • Socialize • Rely on Others
DO: Be Honest Accept Responsibility Use Time Wisely Have Confidence DON’T Have Unrealistic Expectations Make “Snap” Decisions Take Unnecessary Fool Yourself Decision Making Do’s & Don’ts • Making a decision is easy – • but making the RIGHT one requires skill and knowledge
What if You Make a Wrong Decision Mistakes can be the best teachers – use them to your advantage! & CONTINUE TO MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS - AND TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!
Reference: • My HOOAH 4 Health • S. Manikandan is working as a Faculty Adviser on Personality Development and Soft Skills Training at Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore Dist, Tamil Nadu, INDIA. • Sponsored by the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, the Army National Guard, and the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve.