I often find coworkers or managers jumping to conclusions during meetings. People seem like they know what they are talking about during the meetings, but when I talk to them in private afterwards, and inquire further about their decision, I can't help but think that they need to think a little more.
Sometimes when I try to take a step back during the meetings, and bring up an issue, it simply gets dismissed. I think it makes me look pretty bad, because I have both impeded the flow of the conversation and possibly questioned a "higher authority" (possibly my boss or someone else's boss). Furthermore, I don't get a chance to prove my claim, so I look like I'm wrong, and just causing a fuss.
I am more of the contemplative and careful thinking type, but others usually move faster (at the cost of jumping to conclusions) and just want to "get things done". We've made a lot of blunders I feel could have been resolved, because I saw the issues before everyone else.
Without simply going with the flow at every meeting, is there a way I can get everyone to think more on my level?