How do you go about making important decisions?
I evaluate my options, laying them all out in front of me. I find it helps to write down briefly what my alternatives are, so I can examine them objectively. Then I rely on past experience, company policies, and―in part―intuition to guide me to a decision. I look at each situation individually and weigh possible outcomes before making a choice.
If it is a big decision that has no precedent, I get input from those who will be affected by it―the staff―as well as those who will be called upon to explain my decision―my superiors.