Season 4, Episode 2: How to Think Strategically | Decision Making Skills
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In Season 4, Episode 2 of the "Drink Like a Lady" podcast, we talk about how to improve your decision making skills as a female leader.The focus for Season 4 is "How to Think Strategically." Strategy and decision making are close cousins. 

In Episode 2, Meghna Shah, Director at PwC and a member of my Women’s Leadership Academy,  leads teams and is client facing. She speaks from her experience, on what makes for GOOD decision making skills. 
1. Not all decisions are created equal

  • Understand the types of decisions being made and consider the severity of impact
  • Keep it in perspective 

Have the Right Mindset | Be Solution Oriented

  • Ask yourself, "What are you trying to achieve?" or "Does this action help solve the problem? If this problem is solved in this way will it get e closer to my overall objective/outcome?"
  • Always have your OKRs - the big objectives and key results you are want to achieve, close at hand. 

Take Action | Avoid "Analysis Paralysis"

  • Make a plan
  • Set timelines
  • "Observe don’t absorb" 

It’s not a "Till Death Do us Apart" decision

  • Review decisions periodically to see if the original need is being met/resolved 

Cast a wide net

  • Have a wide variety of acquaintances - working with new people, colleagues improves teamwork and active listening skills and activates a different side of your brain
  • Talk to experts in the field. Diversity of thought is key.

 If stuck - Rest and Recharge

  • Power of exercise - movement brings momentum
  • Sleep on it

You can listen to all 4 seasons of "Drink Like a Lady" at https://joyadass.com/podcasts/
or on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music.

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