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5 Making decisions in meetings

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A meeting should be the perfect opportunity to get decisions made. However, some people are naturally more decisive than others; for them, it is relatively easy to respond to a situation, weigh up how to tackle it, make the decision, and move on. For the indecisive, the process can be nightmarish, stressful, and eat up an awful lot of valuable time.

The trick is to find a decision-making style that gives you enough time to ensure that a decision is well considered, but cuts out the procrastination. Avoid the temptation to make knee-jerk judgments: you may think you are creating a good impression by looking decisive, ...

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