Making Better Decisions

We often like people that are just like us. We prefer to spend time with them, work with them, and surround ourselves with them.

While this is fine in our personal life, it could be a detriment to our business. The most successful leaders know that good decisions are made by examining issues from multiple angles. CEO’s intentionally build their management team to have different personalities to create healthy conflict, so that issues are debated internally before ideas go to market.

How comfortable are you surrounding yourself with someone who can question your plans and actions, and make you think and rethink your course of action? The next time you chat with that person, view it as helping you view things from different perspectives. If you don’t have someone that plays devil’s advocate on your business advisory team, get one. It could mean the difference between a well-thought-out strategy or one that is blinded by merely positive thinking.

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