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.


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 has Assessment available Badge
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
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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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