1. Stop and Think
    Determine what’s going on and what you are trying to accomplish.
    Take time to reflect and set direction.
  2. Recognize Assumptions
    Distinguish facts from opinions; check for implicit assumptions.
    Make sure you are solving the right problem.
  3. Evaluate Information
    What information is needed? Is it relevant/accurate?
    Efficiently and objectively process information.
  4. Draw Conclusion
    Does the conclusion fit the evidence? Achieve my goals?
    Make sure the conclusion logically follows from the information.
  5. Plan of Action
    Type of plan needed? Resources needed?
    Have a plan to implement any decisions.