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Acknowledge anxiety to enhance board decision-making

By | 05/05/2020 in Press articles

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Rather than pretending these feelings of anxiety don’t exist, or pushing them away, it’s important that we use these feelings to enhance decision-making. Emotion is a vital source of information.

There is substantial evidence that we make better decisions if we intentionally assess our emotional state prior to making a decision. So adopting a ‘feel-think-act-review’ cycle ensures that boards can leverage all the information available, including emotional information.


Alison Gill is a behavioural psychologist, triple Olympian and the co-founder of Bvalco, a board evaluation consultancy focused on helping boards become fit for the future.

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