We make countless decisions every day: when to hold a meeting, whom to hire for a critical role, whether to greenlight a new project. for high-stakes decisions where a mistake might be fatal, involve an impartial party in your decision-making process.
Someone with a fresh perspective and without your emotional attachment to the situation can help identify where your decisions may be unduly influenced by past experiences. Ask a colleague from another department or an outside consultant to play this role. For crucial decisions, it will be well worth the time to seek that extra opinion.