Involve Others in Your Decision Making
July 06, 2011
Enhance the effectiveness of your decision-making by tapping the knowledge, input and perspective of others. Ask others:
- "What do you think?"
- "Who else would you recommend I ask?"
- "What am I missing?"
- "Who will this decision affect?"
As a leader, seeking the opinion of others communicates their role is important, it conveys respect and appreciation, and it strengthens their bond with you - their leader. Asking for input from internal team members draws them in to the decision-making process and helps them feel "ownership" for the decision. "Others" may include:
- Direct reports
- You boss or manager
- Your coach
- A mentor
- Your mastermind group
- An outside adviser
- Any business associate who's opinion you respect