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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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SECTION 4

DECISION MODELS ABOUT YOU

INTRODUCTION

The phrase ‘Know thyself’ was inscribed over the doorway to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Like many apparently simple maxims it had more than one meaning. Some took it to mean that people should pay no attention to what others said about them, because the wise person knew the truth about themselves (both good and bad) and therefore knew their true worth. Another interpretation was that it was a warning to those who possessed very little insight into who they were or what they were like (a bit like the no-hopers on Britain’s Got Talent) to wake up and face reality.

To be a good decision maker you have to ‘know thyself’. You need to know what you stand for and what made you the person you are. ...

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