True leaders will make a conscious decision based upon facts alone.
By developing a carefully structured solution that it is both reasonable and effective, they will best serve the needs of the company. After the plan is enacted, a true leader will also follow-up. They ensure that the outcome was as desirable as they had presupposed. Moreover, they are willing to be flexible to ensure success.
Conversely, a weak or failing leader will make an unconscious decision. This is often a decision based upon emotions and innuendo rather than fact. It is not uncommon for weak leaders to project their own insecurities into the decisions they make (and in how they treat others). They tend to cling to vague notions of what they perceive rather than what they know.
By their very nature, ineffective leaders are a liability. They cannot sustain their efforts for long. Often, they need to lean on others for basic necessities and duties. Rather than take accountability, their decision-making is based on short-term gain.
A conscious decision can be a simple or complex affair. It is all based upon how you react to it.
Understanding the difference between a conscious and an unconscious decision-making process is the first step to unlocking a higher developmental path for yourself. Learning to void yourself of any emotion and to follow-through on a thought process is key. This in effect, allows you to develop conscious decision-making habits.
Once you’ve started on this path, it only takes a steady practice to perpetuate success.
Below are some tips that will help you develop your own conscious decision-making skills: