Infographic about emotion and decision making

Oh man!! We recognise this.

It’s so easy to let our emotions run away with us, especially when the stakes are high or relationships important – both at work and at home.

And in these situations, our ability to have a healthy dialogue, lead important result-oriented conversations and come to clear decisions is limited.

Counterproductive but absolutely normal.

Here are 3 of our top tips to reduce the emotional dip and keep the decision power in check – play with both levers and test it.

– Be even more curious. Ask for clarity to seek understanding. Listen.
– Keep the big picture in mind and stay with the correct perspective.
– Take a break and breathe. Practice self-awareness. Get away from it for 5 to 10 minutes.

– Separate the emotions from facts. Focus on the data.
– Stick to your agreed framework or process.
– Seek advice of a trusted colleague before you decide.

What are your top tips in case you are running into this in your next meeting?