Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Skills of Decision Making

We keep making decisions , big or small , every day .These decisions  , in a way , define and decide our lives .Books have been written ,and complicated  and rigorous models have been invented for good decision making .I have tried to summarise my own ideas about decision making as below .
1.Decide without fear or favour.
2.Decide on the basis of  four things:a)Evidence  b)Values c)Due process and law d)Risks you are prepared to take in choosing a decision option .
 3.Decide whether you want a quick decision or a slower decision .It depends on whether the decision is strategic or operational .
4.Decide if you need any expert advice.
5.Be clear that you and you alone are responsible for the consequences of decision , even if there  are committees , advisers or assistants to help you .
6.Reflection and dialogue precede decision making .
7.Decide  how you will implement the decision .Implementability is a part of decision making .
8.Timing is of essence.
9.Believe firmly in the rightness of your decision .
10.Once you have made a decision , do not vacillate .Stick to it.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Reverence for Self

1.Have reverence for Self.
2.Have great expectations from Self.Decide your expectations from Self with lot of reflection .
3.Know and keep  trying  to know your Self, your interests, and tastes.
4.Be what you are .Don't  have a fake behaviour or  project false image.
5.Give free and full expression to your Self .That is leadership.
6.Nurture and look after your Self.
7.Permit no one to insult your Self .If some one humiliates you , protest and walk out.
8.Balance concern for Self with concern for non-Self.
9.Decide for your Self Standards, Principles and values  , as also the minimum  acceptable standards which you will demand from others.
10.Have faith  and trust in Self , and not in stars or others.
11.Do the scrutiny of Self regularly.
12.Keep your Self motivated .Do not depend on others for your motivation .
13.Recognize individuality in others.
14.Maintain integrity of Self .This will follow mainly because of your reverence for your Self.
15. Practice Self regulation and Self discipline , overcome temptations.
16.Practice Self help .Don't lean on others.You have to prepare your Self to fight your battles alone.
17.Do not sell your Self for money.