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"The best way to make a decision is to do your worrying before you place your bet. In other words, do everything you can to first make sure the right decision is made. But once you've made that decision and execution is the order of the day, then stop worrying and fretting about the outcome." (James Van Fleet in 'The 22 Biggest Mistakes Managers Make'.) Make it easier to decide Most of us are faced with hundreds of decisions a day and the choices we make can affect our lives and others' lives, too. Consider these steps to make the decision-making process less traumatic: Frame the 'question' requiring a decision positively. In their book, 'Decision Traps', Russo and Shoemaker noted that, when managers were told that a certain corporate strategy had a 70 per cent chance of success, most favoured it. But when the strategy was described as carrying a 30 [...]