Decision Making: Get Set, Go!How to make good decisions? Techniques and coaching. Sorry, no legal advice!
Make good decisions
Coaching and tips for decision-making, decision-making techniques, perspectives and tools for making good decisions. Our decisions define us, because decisions have consequences for us and other people. Coaching makes it easier to identify priorities, options and alternatives.
The oldest, shortest words— yes and no— are those which require the most thought.
All these questions, all these choices: do you continue to be employed or take the plunge into self-employment? Up the offer or specialize? Plan your life out or opt for adventure? Stay in bed or get up? Be outgoing or more introvert and shy? Hamburg or Saint Tropez? Pizza or Beluga-Caviar? Ask a personal coach for assistance with your decision-making or not? … Take a deep breath!
Again and again, we are faced with important decisions: short-, medium- and long-term. Some of them we can answer immediately — almost gut instinctively — and once the decision is made you feel content and joyful, enthusiastic and you feel relaxed. Other decisions, however, rob us of our sleep. Too much depends on the correct choice. They distract us, concentration and quality of life suffer … and if we avoid them for 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 you’re not making any headway … then just ask me. Instead of giving you an answer, (even better) I support you in making the best choice by …
- finding and exploring your most important decision-making criteria like motives, values, and principles
- reviewing the factors that influence your decision
- reflecting on the opportunities and expectations in the light of your own needs
- exploring the possible scenarios through the advantages and disadvantages and opportunities, risks and consequences of your decision
- thoroughly checking whether a decision has to be made immediately or if it is perhaps more opportunistic to delay the decision-making or if there is another important decision with a higher priority that needs addressing first.
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.
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First published: March 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: April 3, 2018
Translation: April 3, 2009
German version: https://www.karstennoack.de/die-richtigen-entscheidungen-treffen/