The choice isn’t always black or white. Good judgment lies in knowing which degree of gray to go with. For that, you need to draw on your knowledge, values and experience and consider the consequences of your decisions before you speak or act.
Good judgment leads to good decisions. But that’s not all you will gain from this Thrive Skill. You will also learn how to cope with stressful situations, think on your feet and anticipate and manage risks. All while making wise choices.
Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.
A professional needs to have Good Judgment to make informed decisions. The ability to make good judgments comes from using one’s experiences, values and insights to choose the best course of action.
It is important for professionals to have good judgment as it helps them navigate high-pressure work environments. When we’re faced with challenges or setbacks, the ability to make good judgments helps people come up with the best solution. Good judgment adds value to qualities like problem-solving, creative solutioning and decision-making.
Examples of a good judgment include negotiating between two parties and using objective thinking to diffuse the situation. The ability to think in a calm and composed manner in a crisis is also an example of good judgment.
To develop good judgment, one needs to communicate well with others, become an effective problem-solver and think from different perspectives. Planning, preparation and experience also add to the ability to make good judgments.
The Harappa program that focuses on Good Judgment as a Thrive Skill is the High Performing Leaders Program.
Other Thrive Skills under THINK are Ethical Clarity, Cultivating Foresight, Critical Thinking, Practicing Mindfulness and Big-Picture Thinking.