So the first decision was how to write the title of this post. Is it “decisionmaking”? Or is it “decision-making”? How about “decision making?” Since this isn’t the style guide or the Chicago Manual of Style or APA standards, and I get to choose – I chose one word.

How do we make decisions?

Some of my favorite methods are:

♦Clearly state the choices.

♦Create a pro and con list.

♦Review similar past experiences and the choices I made.

♦If the choice is not critical or significant – choose something creative…like spelling “decisionmaking” as one word!

♦Trust my gut.

♦Ask mentors for guidance.

♦Pray for the clarity to select the best choice.

What’s your decisionmaking process?