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Prof. Dr. Ioanna Batsialou, Director and Owner of Ioanna Regen Polyclinic

Sun YES, Ageing NO

Despite the common belief that medical aesthetic treatments are only performed in winter, our need for care is much greater during the summer, says...

Peter Novak, Managing Director at Kolektor Etra

Transformers for the Most Demanding Consumers

Ljubljana-based Kolektor Etra has a tradition of producing power transformers that dates back over 90 years. It is present with its products in more...

Danijela Bojović, Project and Real Estate Manager, Napred

Napred: Synonymous with Progress

Over the past 75 years, Belgrade-based company Napred has established a formidable presence in 10 countries across three continents. This company has consistently emerged...

Djordje Djokic, Senior Partner, Djokic + Partners

Building a Brand Through Quality

Djokic + Partners is considered one of the top law firms in the banking and financial sectors due to its profound understanding of business...

Wolt

Wolt is Transforming the Delivery Industry

Speed, sustainability and growth are supported by technological innovations This headline recently emerged from a Bloomberg interview with Matko Katanec, Wolt Regional Director for CEE...

Srećko Đukić Ph.D., Former Serbian Ambassador And Current Member Of The Forum For International Relations Of The European Movement In Serbia

Decisions From The Top Determine Our (Un)Happy Destiny

A decision is a matter for the one at the top of the political pyramid. Maybe with others the making of decisions is preceded by the considerations of qualified individuals, independently or collectively, but with us there are no rules

Serbia is characterised by the fact that one man makes all decisions. Decisions are the act of the individual, the leader, even when they are collective. And it is time that tells what decisions are like, how useful or harmful they are for the people and the state. From a distance, decisions and decision-makers can be judged more objectively, with right and wrong decisions obvious. It reflects why such decisions were made, and not some others; what was decisive in that, how much benefit a decision brought to the people and the state, to man and citizen – progress, freedom and human rights, life and cultural progress, or regress.

Developed societies have moved on from the times when a decision was down to the will of the individual. In our country, in Serbia, we haven’t. A decision is a matter for the one at the top of the political pyramid. Maybe with others the making of decisions is preceded by the considerations of qualified individuals, independently or collectively, but with us there are no rules. The history of Serbian society carefully records the beneficial and erroneous decisions of politicians and statesmen, gauging their importance and their place in the life of the people and the state.

Decisions made at the top echelon of the state determine our (un)happy reality, both present and future, and new relations. That’s why it’s so important to know who makes decisions about us and how; who are the (in)formal (co) participants that have a decisive influence on the decisionmaker. Diplomats, journalists and others will never stop searching for that answer, wherein “lies” the key to the system, the establishment, the institute of the state

Decision-making is the most complex and responsible job, choice. An ordinary person makes about 2,000 decisions every waking hour. Most of them are insignificant and relate to the instinctive, automatic, according to human urge (dress, eat, sleep etc.). Beyond that, however, decisions are very complex and can only be made in the process of thoughtful decision-making, insured against mistakes and negative ramifications. Being capable of making the right decisions and able to do so is the most important and top quality of a developed society. And in making decisions there should be a suppressing of emotions that play a significant role in life, including in decision-making, and can interfere with choosing between right, correct and wrong decisions.

The absence of a critical mind and opinions of others leads to a mistaken decision, given that it is known that, even in meetings, 70% of declarations usually come down to three people, while introverts would rather remain silent than speak. Even the most energetic leader doesn’t have infinite mental energy. Everyone is overwhelmed by fatigue, routine, a lack of energy, all of which are obvious enemies to efforts to make the right decisions. And one more thing: our age is informational and communicational, during which the volume of information expands, as does the skill of choosing the right information to make the right decision (our brain today processes five times as much information as it did in 1986).

Decisions made at the top echelon of the state determine our (un)happy reality, both present and future, and new relations. That’s why it’s so important to know who makes decisions about us and how; who are the (in)formal (co)participants that have a decisive influence on the decisionmaker. Diplomats, journalists and others will never stop searching for that answer, wherein “lies” the key to the system, the establishment, the institute of the state.

Comment by Zoran Panović

From Lavrov to Macron

Despite the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) having signed a Cooperation Agreement with Putin’s United Russia, and despite SNS President and Serbian PM Miloš Vučević...

Goran Radosavljević, Ph.D. Vice Dean and Director of the FEFA Institute

We Need to Quadruple Our Growth Rate

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Luka Baturan, University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law

Arbitrary Tax Breaks Degrade the System

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Nebojša Bjelotomić, Director of the Digital Serbia Initiative

Instead of Walls and Machines, We’re Investing in People and Their Knowhow

For countries with a falling population, it is recommended that all remaining workers “climb” the ladder of industrial worth. However, this means dealing far...

Andrej Plenković Re-Elected as HDZ Leader with Overwhelming Majority

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Serbia and Egypt Sign Landmark Free Trade Agreement

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United States Adds $18 Million In New Funds To Development Partnership With Serbia

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Montenegro Nominated for Europe’s Most Desirable Destination Award

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Serbia Signs Memorandum on Nuclear Energy Development

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Andrej Plenković Re-Elected as HDZ Leader with Overwhelming Majority

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Serbia and Egypt Sign Landmark Free Trade Agreement

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United States Adds $18 Million In New Funds To Development Partnership With Serbia

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Montenegro Nominated for Europe’s Most Desirable Destination Award

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The International “Aleksandar Tišma” Literary Award ceremoniously presented to French writer Cécile Wajsbrot

The third International “Aleksandar Tišma” Literary Award was ceremoniously presented to French writer Cécile Wajsbrot on June 24, 2024,...

Andrej Plenković Re-Elected as HDZ Leader with Overwhelming Majority

Andrej Plenković has secured another term as the leader of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), winning 84,786 votes in...

Serbia and Egypt Sign Landmark Free Trade Agreement

In a significant move to bolster economic ties, Serbia and Egypt have signed a Free Trade Agreement along with...

United States Adds $18 Million In New Funds To Development Partnership With Serbia

Today, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $18 million...

Montenegro Nominated for Europe’s Most Desirable Destination Award

Montenegro has been nominated for the prestigious title of Europe's most desirable destination in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards...

The International “Aleksandar Tišma” Literary Award ceremoniously presented to French writer Cécile Wajsbrot

The third International “Aleksandar Tišma” Literary Award was ceremoniously presented to French writer Cécile Wajsbrot on June 24, 2024,...
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