Look Before You Leap: 17 Ways To Slow Down Impulsive Decisions

As a leader, you’re often called upon to make and execute decisions quickly. While decisiveness is certainly a good trait, being too quick to act can lead to rash, impulsive choices that can ultimately hurt your team and your business.

If you often find yourself jumping to conclusions, then having to backpedal through the consequences of hasty decisions, you might want to retrain yourself to slow down. It’s important to gather all the facts, talk to everyone involved, and consider all possibilities before putting your plan into motion.

We asked 17 members of Forbes Coaches Council to share their top tips to avoid impulsive decision-making. You can read their answers on the original posting of this article on Forbes: Look Before You Leap: 17 Ways To Slow Down Impulsive Decisions.

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