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Bad Decision Making Quotes


"The electronic town hall allows for speedy communications and bad decision-making." - David Shenk

"Decision-making is lonely." - Colin Powell

"Changing our decision sets up a bad habit. It reinforces decision-making as an expression of bewilderment and ignorance, instead of wisdom and freedom." - Sakyong Mipham

"I think electric cars can help save Detroit. They reflect good decision-making, and there has been bad decision making in the auto industry for so long, in my view." - Chris Paine

"All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else's poor decision making." - Joshua Ferris

"If you're making a long-term decision for a short-term gain, you're in trouble. If you don't believe me, just ask someone who's in a bad relationship." - Alan Robert Neal

"All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else's poor decision making." - Joshua Ferris

"All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else's poor decision making." - Joshua Ferris

"Good mothers make all kinds of choices. Making a decision that might sound selfish does not make a woman a bad mother." - Jada Pinkett Smith

"Decision making is the specific executive task." - Peter Drucker

"They will watch his decision-making process." - Phil Brown

"Design is nothing if not decision making." - Henry Petroski

"Not making a decision is actually a decision. It's the decision to stay the same." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Sometimes success isn't about making the right decision, it's more about making some decision." - Robin S. Sharma

"There's a lot of reasons why deadline-driven may actually - it's not necessarily a bad thing, it just all it does is it speeds up and makes you a little proactive about decision making." - David Allen

"A bad decision well implemented is better than a brilliant decision not well implemented." - Peter Schutz

"Every bad decision I've made has been based on money." - Eddie Murphy

"Decision making can sometimes seem like inner civil war." - Jim Rohn

"Balanced emotions are crucial to intuitive decision making." - Michael Eisner

"Design is a career where you learn creative decision making." - Biz Stone

"Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about." - Mike Krzyzewski

"The sweetest part is acting after making a decision." - Emily Saliers

"Decision-making is a skill. Wisdom is a leadership trait." - Mark Millar

"The hard part is implementing the decision, not making it." - Guy Kawasaki

"Decision making, like coffee, needs a cooling process." - George Washington

"I'm scared of people with power making the decision." - Ray Dalio

"Public decision-making does not lend itself to certitude." - Jim Leach

"Collective management will build companies - not top-down decision-making." - Peter Diamandis

"All decision-making is a values-clarifying exercise." - Tony Robbins

"Adhering to budgeting rules shouldn't trump good decision-making." - Emily Oster

"One person making a wrong decision affects the whole country." - Jared Diamond

"Making an un-perfect decision is far, far better than not making a decision, which is the worst possible decision you could make." - Hank Green

"When you're having trouble making a decision you're making it too soon." - Esther Hicks

"Using the 'military decision-making process' is extremely valuable when making policy decisions." - Joe Heck

"So much of what I've learned, so much of what's good in my life, was learned because something bad happened, or from making the wrong decision. Through bad decisions I learned how to find the ways to make the right ones." - Cheryl Strayed

"We are deluged with information. We have to process now three times as much data as we would have done 50 years ago. We're bombarded with tweets, with emails - a state of continuous disruption - and that's bad for our decision making and bad for our thinking." - Noreena Hertz

"Making no decision is a decision. To do nothing. And doing nothing always brings you to nowhere." - Robin S. Sharma

"Decision-making is difficult because, by its nature, it involves uncertainty. If there was no uncertainty, decisions would be easy! The uncertainty exists because we don't know the future, we don't know if the decision we make will lead to the best possible outcome. Cognitive science has taught us that relying on our gut or intuition often leads to bad decisions, particularly in cases where statistical information is available. Our guts and our brains didn't evolve to deal with probabilistic thinking." - Daniel Levitin

"Without women's full inclusion at the decision making table, we cannot have any healthy decision making that is good for men and women alike." - Zainab Salbi

"The art of never making a mistake is crucial to motherhood. To be effective and to gain the respect she needs to function, a mother must have her children believe she has never engaged in sex, never made a bad decision, never caused her own mother a moment's anxiety, and was never a child." - Erma Bombeck

"No decision-making system is going to guarantee corporate success. The strategic decisions that corporations have to make are of mind-numbing complexity. But we know that the more power you give a single individual in the face of complexity and uncertainty, the more likely it is that bad decisions will get made." - James Surowiecki

"When I made the decision - when my team-mates made that decision, when the whole peloton made that decision - it was a bad decision and an imperfect time. But it happened." - Lance Armstrong

"The individual citizen has very little possibility of having any influence - of making his opinion felt in the decision-making." - Erich Fromm

"You know in politics you are dealing in the realm of choices. You don't always have clear-cut decision between a thoroughly principled position and a thoroughly unprincipled one. You're making snap decisions with paucity of information, generally trying to do the best that you can, but you will make errors, and sometimes it's a decision between a bad and a worse alternative. It has to be done, because we need to order our society, and of politics it can literally be said: Bad job, but someone's got to do it." - Peter Costello

"Perhaps selling your children, your future, just happened one bad decision at a time." - Janette Rallison

"There's more to us than the moment we made a bad decision." - Jenji Kohan

"A very simple bad decision is to get into debt. And that is very expensive." - Dan Ariely

"Boredom is usually what spurs either bad decisions or any decision at all." - Amy Seimetz

"The most difficult part of any endeavour is taking the first step, making the first decision." - Robyn Davidson

"Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making" - Jack Dangermond

"When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple." - Tony Robbins

"Making a decision to sell is the most difficult thing we do." - Walter Schloss

"Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action." - Joseph M. Juran

"It is too late if we wait until the moment of temptation before making our decision." - Nathan Eldon Tanner

"Shooting percentage is just as much about decision making as it is about technique" - Jeff Van Gundy

"This is all about having great leaders who can drive agile innovation and agile decision-making." - Steve Ballmer

"We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision." - Gary Collins

"True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done." - John Wayne

"Find ways to decentralize. Move decision making authority down and out. Encourage a more entrepreneurial approach." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Two basic values, autonomy and solidarity, serve as helpful prompters in any decision-making process." - Gyorgy Konrad

"Free and open expression coupled with visionary leadership generally encourages good decision-making." - M Russell Ballard

"I think all decision making is very instinctive, in the end." - Nell Hudson

"You have to be willing to have the decision-making follow the data." - Ted Cruz

"Economic policy and decision making do not function in a political vacuum." - Manmohan Singh

"I believe in evidence-based decision making. I want to know what the facts are." - Hillary Clinton

"A lot of times, in music especially, it's producers making a political decision." - Reggie Watts

"Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking." - Malcolm Gladwell

"People always want to have ownership and decision-making and autonomy." - Stan Shih

"The difficulty is not making a decision, it's living with the consequences." - Micah Baldwin

"When making a decision, focus on what feels "shackles off" versus "shackles on"." - Martha Beck

"You have more independent eyes scrutinizing the decision-making and financial statements of companies." - Steve Odland

"It is a mistake to let aesthetics drive your rational decision making." - Cory Doctorow

"Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking." - Malcolm Gladwell

"The key to good decision making is not knowledge... It's whether our work fulfills us." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake." - Maya Angelou

"If you have difficulties making a decision, choose the lesser of the two evils." - Rajneesh

"Affirmative action is an effort to include every aspect of society in the decision making." - Andrew Young

"Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not." - Phil Crosby

"You aren't sure if you're making the right decision - about anything, ever." - Joan Didion

"Between calculated risk and reckless decision-making lies the dividing line between profit and loss." - Charles Duhigg

"Very ancient parts of the brain are involved in moral decision making." - Frans De Waal

"If a decision-making process is flawed and dysfunctional, decisions will go awry." - Carly Fiorina

"I am very indecisive. I'm always afraid of making the wrong decision." - Katie Leung

"A monk's extraordinary patience can be a hindrance to desperate decision-making." - Harsha Bhogle

"Everyday decision-making around the world is constantly based on what came before us." - Steve Berry

"So yes, European decision making is not pretty. But it does work." - Helle Thorning-Schmidt

"The market turns out to be just one special case of collective decision-making." - Geoff Mulgan

"Money is a short-term result that incentivizes short-term decision making." - Simon Sinek

"So yes, European decision making is not pretty. But it does work." - Helle Thorningschmidt

"Good household decision-making often relies on thinking about your household like a firm." - Emily Oster

"I often say that good crisis management is good decision-making under stress." - Steven Fink

"Enzo get up you're making me look bad." - David Haye

"Public is a good expert on making bad mistakes!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Prison is an expensive way of making bad people worse." - Douglas Hurd

"every individual can make a difference ... if we continue to leave decision making to the so-called decision makers, things will never change." - Jane Goodall

"Developing an explicit decision-making process upfront for how you will make that decision will help alleviate conflict and gridlock when you actually need to decide." - David Livermore

"Let me tell you, if you're ever making a decision and the principle reason you'll do it is because of money, then it is absolutely the incorrect decision." - Hill Harper

"Knowledge has the power to help us avoid making bad choices that produce bad results." - Zig Ziglar

"Making bad people seem human is the key to making them really scary." - Tom Noonan

"Making 'bad people' seem human is the key to making them really scary." - Tom Noonan

"I think the worst decision is usually no decision. If you make the wrong decision you can usually course-correct, but if you don't make it, you've already made it, and it's usually the bad one." - Roger Ailes

"making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision." - Paulo Coelho

"You're not gonna win every outing. I don't mean game. You're not gonna beat everybody out for the top job. Sometimes you're gonna be the best, but you're not gonna get the gig because there are other factors, people making the decision might like somebody more than they like you. It's vicious. And you have to be totally, singularly focused on yourself. Not in a bad way." - Rush Limbaugh

"A fixed habit is supported by old, well-worn pathways in the brain. When you make conscious choices to change a habit, you create new pathways. At the same time, you strengthen the decision-making function of the cerebral cortex while diminishing the grip of the lower, instinctual brain. So without judging your habit, whether it feels like a good one or a bad one, take time to break the routine, automatic response that habit imposes." - Deepak Chopra

"The essence of the phenomenon of gambling is decision making. The act of making a decision consists of selecting one course of action, or strategy, from among the set of admissible strategies." - Richard Arnold Epstein

"It's actually very surprising how little we think about the quality of our decision-making and how we could improve it. How absent decision-making classes are from educational curricula. How little we think about how it is we think." - Noreena Hertz

"When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple. Most people, though, are unclear about what's most important in their lives, and thus decision making becomes a form of internal torture." - Tony Robbins

"Take responsibility for your last bad decision, and then let it go. Don't blame others or make excuses for yourself." - Deepak Chopra

"There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one." - Laurence J Peter

"The whole point of life is learning to live with the consequences of the bad decision we've made." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Take ownership of every decision you make because you will be hold responsible for the film, whether good or bad." - David Fincher

"I stand by every decision I've made throughout my career and my life, good or bad, up or down." - David Coverdale

"We constantly feel stressed, overwhelmed and guilty.It's our own fault if we're unhappy. It means we made a bad decision." - Renata Salecl

"Make the basic shot-making decision early, clearly and firmly, and then ritualize all the necessary acts of preparation." - Sam Snead

"It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life." - Paulo Coelho

"When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons." - Sigmund Freud

"In part because individual judgement is not accurate enough or consistent enough, cognitive diversity is essential to good decision making." - James Surowiecki

"Most of society's decision making for young people happens without young people, and that could not happen without adultcentrism." - Adam Fletcher

"My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-draw ing to other people." - Laurie Anderson

"Any decision you make isn't worth a tinkers damn until you have formed the habit of making and keeping it." - Henry Ford

"Although self-reported endorsement of sexist attitudes did' predict hiring bias, self-reported objectivity in decision making did." - Cordelia Fine

"Making decisions is probably the most important thing people ever do. Nothing happens until someone makes a decision." - Ezra Taft Benson

"It's very important, who has the most delegates. The superdelegates should not be the ones making the decision." - Linda Chavez-Thompson

"Organisations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity." - N. R. Narayana Murthy

"Although self-reported endorsement of sexist attitudes didn't predict hiring bias, self-reported objectivity in decision making did." - Cordelia Fine

"Just a recognition of the reality of decision-making and the state of play in the government of Israel." - Richard Boucher

"Simple messages travel faster, simpler designs reach the market faster and the elimination of clutter allows faster decision making." - Jack Welch

"Making a true decision means committing to achieving a result, and then cutting yourself off from any other possibility." - Tony Robbins

"The art of good decision making is looking forward to and celebrating the tradeoffs, not pretending they don't exist." - Seth Godin

"Making the decision to do more serious work raises eyebrows. It's less easy for the industry to deal with...." - Jacqueline Bisset

"Whenever you're making an important decision, first ask if it gets you closer to your goals or farther away." - Jillian Michaels

"Deliberation is not a particular type of speech, but a political act of collective decision-making in consideration of consequences." - F. David Mathews

"Russia has cultivated an opaque network of patronage across the region that it uses to influence and direct decision- making." - Al Franken

"If you're going to decide to run a data-driven campaign, decision-making has to follow it." - Ted Cruz

"Making an investment decision is like formulating a scientific hypothesis and submitting it to a practical test." - George Soros

"Being alive and understanding that and making the decision to acutally live take a lot of courage." - Emily Haines

"A graphic is never an end in itself; it is a moment in the process of decision making." - Jacques Bertin

"My job is a decision-making job, and as a result, I make a lot of decisions." - George W Bush

"Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered what I call the fact-founded, thought-through approach to decision making." - Marvin Bower

"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results." - Scott Adams

"Senators, like everyone else, want to feel a part of this decision-making process. They want to feel included." - Tom Daschle

"Policy-making, decision-taking, and control: These are the three functions of management that have intellectual content." - Anthony Stafford Beer

"Curators are great, but they're inherently biased. Curators are always making an editorial decision. Those biases have really big implications." - Ethan Zuckerman

"My job is to make images and leave the decision-making and conclusion-drawing to other people." - Laurie Anderson

"A president is supposed to calm the American people with sober decision-making in the national interest." - Monica Crowley

"Decision making in a democracy depends above all on knowledge and not just the intel available to presidents and policymakers." - Nancy Gibbs

"Regret is a bitter emotion, so painful that the urge to avoid it often drives decision-making strategies." - Robin Marantz Henig

"There are very few people at the decision-making table to argue for minimum-wage workers. Very few people." - Elizabeth Warren

"When it applies to the Olympics and making a decision, I have to claim Australia as my country." - Kyrie Irving

"In not making the decision, you've made one. Not doing something is the same as doing it." - Iwan Bloch



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