At First Class Concepts we think that collaboration is essential. We collaborate with our clients, their customers and our sales team to get the job done. Asking others for their opinion and input on a difficult decision is of course important but don’t forget the buck stops with you. As a leader you have the final say. Waiting for everyone’s opinion before making a decision will only slow you down. Get your information from great sources and then act.
Stop aiming for perfection.
Do you want every decision to be just right? At First Class Concepts we understand your predicament. Perfection is something we should all strive for, right? Well, kind of. The reality is that perfection is pretty unattainable. In the direct sales world we push for high sales targets to drive us forwards but we’re conscious of the fact that not every day is perfect. The same is true with decisions. The chances of getting a difficult decision 100% right are slim. Instead do the best you can do in the time you are given. Better a 95% right project or presentation delivered a day early than a perfect one a day late. Don’t miss the boat because you’re looking for the final 5%.
Admit your mistakes
If you’re a leader and you think that you’ve never made a mistake then you’re sorely mistaken! You have, you just haven’t admitted it to yourself or others. We’re all going to make mistakes, some big and some small. Our ability to own up to them, apologise for them, and find a way to correct them is what gives us our credibility. At First Class Concepts we think you’re better to make the wrong decision every now and again than be habitually indecisive.
Trust your gut
Our final piece of advice is to trust your instincts. Have you every had all the facts and figures in front of you, but still couldn’t decide which direction to take your clients campaign in? What is your gut feeling, do you have a hunch about one thing or another? Our instincts are developed by experience and they’re normally pretty accurate, trust them when it comes down to it.
Decision making is never going to be easy. The bigger the decision, the more difficult it will be to make. Nevertheless First Class Concepts is confident that developing your decision making skills is essential as a leader. Take the time to fine-tune yours, today.