Do you remember your last wrong decision?
It probably felt right at the time. Surely, the logic that you used was precise and strong. But, still it didn't turn out the way that you'd prefer.
Leaders benefit from multiple opinions and varied views. We can get so locked into a decision that we forget to truly test it. Are we getting carried away? Have we forgotten about hidden bias? Is it just too emotional a reaction to the situation?
The trouble with a gut reaction is that it often eventually makes you sick. Instincts often stink.
We need reminders, we need calibrators, we need alternatives.
Our own memories are so flawed that they are hardly trustworthy.
Test those assumptions, validate those memories, get the help that you need.
-- doug smith