What causes well-meaning people to make poor decisions? To find out, researchers looked at 360-feedback data from more than 50,000 leaders to find the most common paths that lead to bad decisions. They include:
- Waiting too long for others’ input.
- Failing to get the right input at the right time.
- Failing to understand input because of insufficient skills.
- Failing to understand when something that worked in the past will not work now.
- Failing to know when to make a decision without all the right information and when to wait for more advice.
If you recognize the habits that lead you down these paths, you’ll be halfway to making better decisions.