Are you sunny or are you blue? That’s either the title to a really bad song from the ’70’s or a serious question every business leader should ask before making a decision. Let’s take a look at your mood filter.
Filters. We all have them and look through them at the world around us. We are a product of the socioeconomic environment in which we were raised and the fortune or misfortune of personal and professional events. We use these filters consciously or subconsciously to make countless business decisions each day.
We can be in a good or bad mood. Executives are not immune to feelings of joy, sadness and other common human emotions. You must recognize when a mood filter is in place and adjust decision-making to account for your state of well-being. Feelings of excessive happiness or gloom can be especially harmful during financial decision-making. The executive can suffer buyer’s remorse after a major business purchase or financing if the mood filter fogged the decision-making process. Your personal and business legacy is at stake.
The world around us causes mood changes. Sometimes you can’t change your circumstances but you can adjust your condition or response to the situation. Develop a toolbox of responses to different external events.
Be aware of your filters. Simply noticing your mood is the first step to making better business decisions.
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