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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Making Decisions

The place that you have reached in your career or your personal life is the result of the decisions you have made. Every decision closes off some opportunities and opens others. Life is full of difficult choices and that is why making good decisions is essential.

Make a decision

  1. Establish evaluation criteria.

  2. Collect appropriate data.

  3. Develop alternatives.

  4. Evaluate the alternatives.

  5. Make the decision.

  6. Implement your decision.

  7. Evaluate the outcome.

Defining the process

Making big decisions isn’t simply about mulling over a few options. Big decisions require thought, information gathering, and the creation and evaluation of alternatives before the decision is finally taken. Timing is critical: you may sometimes be able ...

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