Decision Making

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  • 10 Books | 39h 20m
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Some decisions are more complicated or critical than others and require a disciplined process. Learn strategies for effective decision making.


Leveraging the Power of Analogical Thinking

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Leveraging the Power of Analogical Thinking
When struggling with a difficult problem, it’s easy to become hemmed in by traditional habitual thinking. Learning to leverage the power of analogical thinking allows you to think creatively and gain fresh insights through the exploration of unexpected similarities.In this course, you’ll learn what analogical thinking is, when it’s best used, and how to use it. You’ll also learn under what situations it can fail, and how to avoid superficial analogies so you can make better strategic choices.
6 videos | 28m
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Getting to the Root of a Problem
Solving problems requires strategic thinking. You need to ask the right people the right questions to get to the source of the issue and find the solution. In this course, you'll learn about identifying stakeholders, gaining their input and trust, and using analysis techniques to get to the root cause of a problem.
7 videos | 26m
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Choosing and Using the Best Solution
When the time comes to make a final, critical decision, you need to be able to understand the reasons for making that decision, as well as its possible consequences. You must also assess the effectiveness of your decisive action in solving a particular organizational problem. In this course, you'll learn techniques for making decisions based on key criteria, such as costs, time constraints, and organizational goals. You’ll explore different decision-making styles, and how each can help in problem solving. You’ll also learn how to plan, manage, evaluate, and celebrate solution implementation.
6 videos | 23m
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Solve Problems Using Systems Thinking in the Workplace
Systems thinking allows you to understand how systems work, as well as your role in them. Systems thinking affords you the ability to see the interrelationships among all events, putting you in a better position to address problems.
6 videos | 26m
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Making Decisions Using Present Value
You may not be able to predict the future, but you can certainly plan for it more accurately if you have the right tools. Understanding present value gives you the power to move toward your best possible future.
6 videos | 17m
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Book Summary

The Diagrams Book: 50 Ways to Solve any Problem Visually
The Diagrams Book provides a comprehensive list of diagrams to consider when outlining a problem to be solved or expressing thoughts and ideas. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m
Book Authors By Kevin Duncan


Handbook on Decision Making: Vol 2: Risk Management in Decision Making
Presenting innovative theories, methodologies, and techniques in the field of risk management and decision making, this book introduces new research developments and provides a comprehensive image of their potential applications to readers interested in the area.
Book Duration 9h 7m
Book Authors By Guangquan Zhang (eds), Jie Lu, Lakhmi C. Jain


Four Cornered Leadership: A Framework for Making Decisions
Presenting information in bite-sized chunks supported by charts and graphs, this book supplies you with a new way to view leadership that is based on learning and continual modification in response to prevailing conditions.
Book Duration 3h 46m
Book Authors By John Roland Schultz


Handbook of Decision Analysis
Addressing both the soft personal/interpersonal skills of decision making and the hard technical skills involving mathematics and modeling, this book shows how to identify and overcome the numerous challenges of decision making and choose the appropriate decision process.
Book Duration 7h 39m
Book Authors By Eric R. Johnson, Gregory S. Parnell, Steven N. Tani, Terry A. Bresnick


Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram and the Problem of Obedience
Explaining the various obstacles to ethical managerial decision-making, this thought-provoking book presents clear explanations of the key concepts underlying the issues and provides suggestions for how ethical considerations can be centrally placed in decision-making.
Book Duration 5h 10m
Book Authors By Crina Archer, Elaine E. Englehardt, Laura Pincus Hartman, Michael S. Pritchard, Patricia H. Werhane


What's Your Future Worth? Using Present Value to Make Better Decisions
Offering a simple, systematic way to make much better decisions, this book will be indispensable for anyone who has ever had to figure out whether to stick with an awful job or follow his or her bliss, fix that old car or buy a new one, increase 401(k) contributions or keep the same take-home pay, and a thousand other decisions.
Book Duration 2h 40m
Book Authors By Peter Neuwirth


Making Better Decisions Using Systems Thinking: How to Stop Firefighting, Deal with Root Causes and Deliver Permanent Solutions
Providing a framework to help managers go beyond simply fighting fires every day, this insightful book offers the tools to address the underlying causes of recurring problems and delivers long-term solutions.
Book Duration 2h 32m
Book Authors By Bill Bryan, Jaap Schaveling


Think Fast!: Accurate Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Planning in Minutes a Day
Offering you an up-to-the-minute toolbox of strategies and tactics you can use to optimize your business, this useful and easy-to-read guide examines real-world consumer issues, giving you top-level skills to address a wide range of practical business, professional, and life problems.
Book Duration 1h 43m
Book Authors By Guy A. Hale