Decision Making

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  • 10 Books | 39h 20m
  • 11 Audiobooks | 65h 59m 21s
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Some decisions are more complicated or critical than others and require a disciplined process. Learn strategies for effective decision making.

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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.
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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 | 17m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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 | 15m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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 | 19m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on 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.
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BOOKS INCLUDED

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills
Presenting a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues, this book is filled with real world examples that demonstrate how the tools work in action and includes dozens of practice exercises applicable across industries and functions.
Book Duration 3h 17m Book Authors By Michael Kallet

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Decision-Making Training
Whether you’re a seasoned workshop facilitator or a novice instructor, this book provides a roadmap to helping people make decisions competently and confidently, leading to success for them – and for your organization.
Book Duration 3h 18m Book Authors By Robert H. Vaughn
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

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What's Your Future Worth? Using Present Value to Make Better Decisions
In What’s Your Future Worth?, author Peter Neuwirth explains the need to consider both the present and future consequences of your decisions. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 17s Audiobook Authors By Peter Neuwirth

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Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making
Streetlights and Shadows explores the limitations of applying analytics and computation to solving complex problems, the power of human intuition, and methods to successfully harness our tacit knowledge alongside our explicit procedures. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 40s Audiobook Authors By Gary Klein

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Never Bet the Farm: How Entrepreneurs Take Risks, Make Decisions – and How You Can, Too
Never Bet the Farm will help you get your business up and running and give you sound advice to assist you in achieving success. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 9m 10s Audiobook Authors By Anthony L. Iaquinto, Stephen Spinelli Jr.

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The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking
The Decision Book offers an easy-to-understand look at various models that not only simplify the decision-making process, but also help readers to better understand themselves and others. In this Review, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 11m 51s Audiobook Authors By Mikael Krogerus, Roman Tschäppeler

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How We Decide
This audio edition examines how the human mind makes decisions and how we can make those decisions better.
Audiobook Duration 9h 38m 39s Audiobook Authors By Jonah Lehrer

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Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams That Got Them Right
This audio edition introduces a model that taps the collective judgment of an organization so that the right decisions are made.
Audiobook Duration 8h 1m 55s Audiobook Authors By Brook Manville, Thomas H. Davenport

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Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
This audio edition offers fresh strategies and practical tools to enable us to make better choices - because the right decision, at the right moment, can make all the difference.
Audiobook Duration 9h 9m 25s Audiobook Authors By Chip Heath, Dan Heath

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Fire Up Your Brain!: Strategies for Creating Greater Mental Performance
This audio edition will teach you the fastest way to access your subconscious for rapid change.
Audiobook Duration 1h 8m 19s Audiobook Authors By Larry Iverson

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The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific, Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching the Life You Know
This audio edition tells listeners how we create our personal reality through our conscious beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world.
Audiobook Duration 22h 27m 47s Audiobook Authors By Jane Roberts

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Decisive Intuition: Use Your Gut Instincts to Make Smart Business Decisions
This audio edition is a practical guide on intuitive decision-making for anyone in the business world to get to the answer they need faster.
Audiobook Duration 6h 54m 56s Audiobook Authors By Rick Snyder

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Total Focus: Making Better Decisions Under Pressure
In this audio edition, Navy SEAL sniper, Brandon Webb learned all about performing while experiencing heart-pounding stress. His first business venture failed miserably. He realized his big mistake was neglecting to apply what he already knew about focus under pressure. He teaches how to have total situational awareness to stay out of danger and adapt to changing circumstances.
Audiobook Duration 7h 38m 22s Audiobook Authors By Brandon Webb, John David Mann
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