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Decision Making

Follow Your Gut. It's Never Wrong

Leon Logothetis | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Leon Logothetis

Another one of the many reasons why you should always follow your gut is because it is yours, plain and simple. It's unfortunately easy to get side tracked with a decision when other peoples ideas start to enter into your mind.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

The Price of Making Decisions Alone

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Growing up, I loved reading Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Holmes's remarkable powers of observation and deductive reasoning never fail...

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions to Make Empowered Decisions

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

With these three questions, it is possible to look at decisions without weighing pros and cons or over-evaluating every minute detail.

Taking Responsibility for My Actions

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I became extremely uncomfortable about having to confront this situation but I knew in my gut that I could not just let the matter go.

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

The Toughest Choice You'll Ever Make as a Business Owner (and You're Probably Unaware It's Even a Choice You've Made!)

David Finkel | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
David Finkel

See if any of this sounds familiar: Your day starts out with an overfull to-do list, one you know you won't even have time to tackle as the day bring...

How Smart Leaders Arrive at Dumb Decisions

Dianna Booher | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Ever find yourself in an organization or on a team that's struggling because of a leader's poor decision? You sit back and reflect on the leader personally and wonder why a savvy, experienced, and ordinarily capable person could make such a dumb decision.

The Illusion of Control: Letting Go of Anxiety When We Have a Choice

Scott Halford | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Scott Halford

I'm 35,000 feet over the Pacific on my way to Maui. I'll finally arrive about 6 hours late because of one airline issue after the next today (not weather).

Pre-Decision Making: How to Make Better Decisions Under Stress

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A critical decision is one that shapes your future, things that affect your career, your relationships, and your reputation.

Commence to Move Forward

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Commencement is not only the day your diploma or degree is conferred, but the start of you using the knowledge you've gained to advance yourself and create more than income but a fulfilling life.

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

5 Phrases That Signal You're Making A Bad Choice

Amy Morin | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Although it sounds a bit ridiculous, everyone behaves impulsively, gives into immediate gratification, or overlooks risk sometimes. Here are five statements we try to use to justify our poor choices.

How Doctors Think: Addiction, Neuroscience and Your Treatment Plan

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Ever wonder how a (good) doctor comes up with her/his recommendations for treatment? What the critical thinking underlying the suggestions might be? ...

Why Our Choices Don't Matter as Much as We Think

Reem Kassis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

I can't be sure, but I do know the grass always appears greener on the other side, even to children. So instead of judging each other, why don't we invite the person across the street for a cup of coffee onto our lawn?

4 Steps to Take Before Quitting Your Job

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Peppercorn

Lauren was frustrated with her job. Management had decided to change her primary focus from advising internal clients on technology decisions to me...

Following Your Internal Compass and Making Your Own Decisions

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

Remaining in the present moment, which flows with time, knowing the moment is not static, this is how one is able to hear clearly the voice within. What is your greatest challenge? Do something about it beginning now.

I'm Allowed To Be Confused About The Future -- And You Are, Too

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 06.11.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

I often feel as though I should already have my life figured out. A lot of my peers already have plans for their post-high school careers, but I find myself shrugging my shoulders every time somebody asks me, "What are you doing after high school?"

How to Get From Here to There: Part I, Entrepreneurship and Maslow's Hierarchy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

Understanding what motivates people's decisions and how people can find success is one of the keys to building a successful community.

12 Things Only Over-Thinkers Understand

YourTango | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

Is this you: standing in the middle of the supermarket trying to debate over something as frivolous as a box of rice? If you answered yes, congratulations! You are an over-thinker.

How to Stop Second Guessing Yourself and Make Decisions With Confidence

Alexis Meads | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

Grasp a firm, unwavering belief that the Universe is working for you. And if you're struggling with making decisions, start with a couple of small ones. And once you decide -- decide with gusto! Make the choice and follow your lead with confidence.

The Neurology of Lending

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.02.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Microfinance is a psychological enigma. It is not in anyone's economic best interest to lend money to strangers without getting anything in return. Without interest or guarantee, what is the motivation to take on such financial risk? It seems more akin to charity than to banking. Is it? The fact is that we don't know the neuropsychological underpinnings of such selfless lending.

Sensible Only in Retrospect: Extracting Useful Advice from the Linear Lie

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you're at the start of a career or in the early stages of a business, few things are more useful than the real histories of those who have gone before. It's just that there's a trick for extracting useful and actionable truth.

Prescription for Indecisiveness: Get Out of the Huddle

Alka Dhillon | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

When you are unattached to the outcome of the decision, you make decisions that create space for the best possible outcome for you. However, when you are attached to the outcome, fear and indecisiveness come and take the space and then the outcome is much less ideal and a very stressful experience.

Finding the Answer That's Been There All Along: How to Discover the Direction With Wings

Tama Kieves | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Tama Kieves

There is always a brick wall underneath your plaster. There is always the presence of everything you want, covered by the familiar. It's waiting for you. It's been there all along. There's an astonishment beneath your confusion and habitual way of thinking.