Decision-Making: Get Set, Go!How to make good decisions? Techniques and coaching. Sorry, no legal advice!
Make good decisions
Our decisions define us because decisions have consequences for us and other people. Coaching makes it easier to identify priorities, find options and choose from alternatives. Therefore, you will find here information about coaching and decision support, decision techniques, perspectives, and tools for good decisions.
The oldest, shortest words— yes and no— are those which require the most thought.
Sometimes it’s the smallest words like yes and no that make us pause for thought the most.
All these questions, all these decisions: Are you going to stay employed, or do you dare to take the leap into self-employment? Is it better to expand the offer or to specialize? Do you plan your life, or do you decide on spontaneous adventures? Should you stay in bed or get up? Hamburg or Saint-Tropez? Pizza, Pasta or Beluga caviar? Would you like to ask a personal coach for support in your decision-making or not? … Take a deep breath!
We are often faced with important decisions: short, medium, and long term. We can answer some of them immediately – almost instinctively – and when the decision has been made, you feel satisfied and joyful, enthusiastic and relaxed. Other decisions, however, rob us of sleep. Too much depends on the right choice. They distract us, our concentration and quality of life suffer…. and if we avoid the decision too long, then suddenly someone else or other circumstances decide for us, which rarely leads to a desirable result.
If you want to stop repeating the same obsessive questions…. over and over and over and over and over and over again… and you don’t get ahead… just ask me. Instead of giving you an answer, (even better) I support you to select the best choice by…
- finding and selecting your most important decision criteria such as motives, values, and principles.
- reviewing the factors that influence your decision.
- identifying the best choice by reflecting on the opportunities and expectations with regard to your own needs.
- exploring the possible scenarios through the advantages, disadvantages and opportunities, risks and consequences of your decision.
- thoroughly examining whether a decision needs to be made immediately or whether it might be more advantageous to delay the decision, or whether there is another important decision with a higher priority that needs to be dealt with first.
I have been working as a coach since 1998. It’s often about decisions. Although I do not decide for my clients, I help them to make good decisions. It is typically a matter of first clarifying the mind, recognizing the possibilities, and expanding the scope for action.
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I was stuck in a rut, in all aspects of my life. I needed someone to listen to me and help me find the way out of the fog. I found coach Karsten Noack in Berlin. By the time our session is over, I have a new level clarity as well as confidence and energy to move forward. I recommend Karsten to anyone looking to make any kind of impactful change in their work or career and especially as a resource for decision making.
Karsten Noack is a great executive coach to partner with. Every coaching conversation with him is refreshing and insightful.
My coaching experience with Karsten taught me how to think differently. His coaching has helped me find more effective ways of easing my own process to clarity and steps to progress. Karsten is a great listener, and very engaged. He prepared me for a life changing decision. And it was a good decision!
I have always been a very indecisive person and preferred for others to make decisions on my behalf, and then inevitably resent them if it turned out to be the wrong decision. I now know what my core values are and every decision I make refers to them.
Articles about decision-making
When problem-solving everyday issues become a tug-of-war over who’s right and who’s wrong, then settling even the smallest of discussions becomes a battle. Don’t ignore conflicts. Deal with them!
Intentional mirroring is the deliberate imitation of other people to make them feel good. It serves to promote rapport and can also be used against the interests of the mirrored.
Some people have an opinion that deserves attention. Often, however, this opinion is not heard. Then it is time to decide whether to keep it that way or to share the point of view more clearly with others. Not everyone dares this step. What about you?
Learn how to recognize manipulation and choose counter-strategies. Here are descriptions of eleven types of manipulation techniques including body language.
Be aware of the side effects of planning. We could miss being in the moment right now.
Integrity is an important part of a character. Integrity is a choice we make, and it’s a choice we must keep making, every moment of our lives. Develop and protect your integrity.
Do you think that impatience and laziness are sins? Or do you see the good intent?
Published: June 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: February 21st, 2022
German version: https://www.karstennoack.de/die-richtigen-entscheidungen-treffen/