How to make decisions under pressure

How can we be fully effective when time becomes a scarce resource and the non-stop flow of demands prevents us from taking a step back? Without distance there can be no discernment, and without discernment, how can good long-term decisions be made? Every day, you make all sorts of decisions. Some have little strategic importance, while others are extremely significant and have a rapid impact on business performance. Unfortunately, even the best people sometimes make bad calls, because decisions stem from an extremely complex, unconscious process that sometimes ends with a mistake. To find out which of your decision-making strategies are most likely to lead you in the wrong direction, answer the following eight questions.

1. Memory is misleading

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2. To decide quickly, it is best not to ask people around you what they think

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3. To make decisions, trust your intuition

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4. The decision-making process is progressive and not spontaneous

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5. In times of pressure, you have no choice! You must always make a decision, and quickly, whatever the circumstances

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6. Pressure is useful for decision-making

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7. Only 15% of people adopt an appropriate response to highly stressing situations

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8. The ability to withstand pressure is innate

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