How can you as a leader improve decision making?

What is the key of being a good leader? Making prompt and quality decisions of course!

No one like a leader who is not able to bring the conclusion and get to the needed decision in time. Do you constantly ask your colleagues:

  • What should I do now?
  • Which decision should I make now?

Well that’s not a good sign!

Here are a few tips by Casper Ravn-Sørensen on how to improve your decision making and how to become the leader you already know you have in you.

Get to know your goal

It is on you to present the goal to your colleagues, but also on you to learn how to behave towards that goal in the future. If there is a certain development in your product. Or if your audience have started changing. If the audience needs improvement of the product. You are the first that should know everything about it. It is on you to follow up the development of your competition.

Of course, you should consider discussing everything with colleagues in your team. But instead of asking the questions above, try and turn them into:

  • Do you have some more information concerning this issue?
  • What would you do in the following circumstance?

In that way, your position is changing to a leader leading a dialogue rather than a leader that doesn’t know what he/she is doing. That is leaving a better impression on your co-workers, and will bring you the necessary time and information to improve your decision making.

Turn of when you’re not on your workplace

Casper Ravn-Sørensen has a habit of leaving the work behind when leaving his working space. He is a firm believer that one makes best decisions and learns the best when least expecting. There is even a science behind that – you’ll give your brain the opportunity to scan its data bank for information that is already stored and waiting to be retrieved. That is why you should consider not thinking about your work all the time. Instead, you should give yourself some free time since your body and your brain needs it. You won’t lose time by doing this. It’s completely the opposite actually! You will save your time and energy doing things proactively instead of just thinking about a decision that should be made but not getting anywhere.

Learn to admit your mistakes

Sometimes, the hardest thing for a leader is to admit he made a mistake, right?

But do not hesitate to do it. Not only that you are going to show everyone that it is okay sometimes. You will give yourself a break. The stress that you are having for all that decision making is enough. You do not need yourself on your back. Don’t be your worst enemy. If you have made a mistake, admitted it, and corrected it, you are giving the right example to everyone in your team and to your workers. That is a better example than just being indecisive and suspicious towards your own words.

If you need mentoring regarding decision making, feel free to contact Casper Ravn-Sørensen or read his blog. And if you are a young entrepreneur in search for an investment or mentoring about a certain project, feel free to fill in the form and you will be contacted as soon as possible.