I forgot to mention one of my favorite quote regarding language:
"The limits of my language are the limits of my world." - L. Wittgenstein
The Fundamental Theorem of Decision Making:
You should judge a decision by the process and not by the outcome.
"Do we have the right data? Are we too spotlighted on what's here in front of us?"
"Are you seeing just what you'd like to see?"
"If you thought I was a jerk in the first five minutes, you still think that now.
If you thought I was charming, you still think that now."
"What percentage of housework do you do?"
"Losses hurt more than gains feel good."
"I think we might be too anchored."
Be sure *not* to read the critical word out (i.e., "sleep" and "doctor") when reading the list.
Remember: Dance, Don't Fight
Finally: Be sure to get multiple spotlights -- especially for big decisions. Talk to people.
And listen to Sophie (unless it's about arctic survival).