Problem Solving & Decision Making

  • 3 Courses | 1h 52m 22s
  • 21 Books | 16h
  • 7 Audiobooks | 36h 54m 22s
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Tackling complex problems and making good decisions are key to the leader's role. Explore best practices.

COURSES INCLUDED

Welcome to the Leadership Development Program
Whether you're new to a leadership role or a battle-tested veteran, there is always more to learn about leading people, leading teams, or leading your business. Learning is a life-long journey, and leadership development is an ongoing process. In this course, you'll be introduced to Skillsoft's Leadership Development Program. Comprised of thirty modern competency-based leadership channels, this program will help expand your knowledge about what it takes to be a leader and the necessary mindsets and behaviors that enable successful leaders to face and overcome the challenges they encounter every day. This course provides an introductory overview to the program and the rich array of courses, resources, tools, and expert advice available to help you grow your leadership career.
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Leading through Problem Solving and Decision Making
The hallmark of leadership is being able to work through problems and make tough decisions using the skills and experience of your team. In this course, you'll learn how to use a three stage approach to engage your team in this effort.
7 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Problem Solving & Decision Making
Could you be a better decision maker? Absolutely. Better decisions result from a timely response, collaborative efforts, and an absence of emotions. Become an expert problem solver and start making smarter decisions today.
14 videos | 55m available Badge

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BOOKS INCLUDED

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Problem Solving and Decision Making
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the difference between a decisive leader and an impulsive one, as well as the best way to confront problems within a team.
book Duration 1h 2m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on The Critical Difference Between Complex and Complicated
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how the solutions to complicated problems don’t work as well with complex problems and explains why.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Theodore Kinni

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Dynamic Networks Improve Remote Decision-Making
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review discusses how crisis events demand decision-making networks that are dynamic, not static, and respond to frequent feedback.
book Duration 4m book Authors By Abdullah Almaatouq, Alex “Sandy” Pentland

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Five Key Elements of Problem-Centric Selling
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that when it comes to winning over customers, sales teams need to adopt a new approach.
book Duration 3m book Authors By J. Keenan

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Toyota's Secret: The A3 Report
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn Toyota's unique method for problem-solving and decision making.
book Duration 3m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Want to Make Better Decisions? Start Experimenting
This article from MIT Sloan Management Review reveals four lessons for using randomized controlled experiments to create value for your company and customers.
book Duration 14m book Authors By Max H. Bazerman, Michael Luca

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MIT Sloan Management Review Article on Stop Jumping to Solutions!
In this article from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll learn the necessary steps to take in order to avoid making poor decisions in complex situations.
book Duration 16m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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MIT Sloan Management Review on Data-driven Decision Making
In this collection of articles from MIT Sloan Management Review, you'll discover how you decide which data is worth paying attention to and which is just noise and that solving that riddle is the key to better decisions.
book Duration 40m book Authors By MIT Sloan Management Review

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Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction
Problem Solved provides you with a consistent decision-making process based on research principles. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

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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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The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Powerful Problem-Solving Techniques to Ignite Your Team's Potential
In The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, author Paul Sloane shows business leaders how to go about creating organizations that are innovative and lateral thinking. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 10m book Authors By Paul Sloane

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Secrets of Power Problem Solving
Secrets of Power Problem Solving provides the framework and skills that businesspeople need to create a more effective workspace, free of both money- and people-related problems. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 9m book Authors By Roger Dawson

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Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers
Illustrated with examples ranging from everyday issues to serious problems, this book will help you understand the behaviors that great problem-solvers use to tackle the hardest problems with skill and panache, regardless of the industry or nature of the problem.
book Duration 2h 7m book Authors By Nat Greene

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What's Your Problem?: Identifying and Solving the Five Types of Process Problems
Outlining proven approaches for seamlessly integrating Lean and Six Sigma methodologies with learning and teaching process improvement, this accessible book will help to improve your courses so that participants acquire essential skills quicker and at lower costs.
book Duration 2h 37m book Authors By Kicab Castañeda-Méndez

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The Diagrams Books: 50 Ways to Solve any Problem Visually
Including tips and advice on how you can apply them to your own situations, this accessible guide presents fifty of the most useful diagrams that are used by consultants, academics, MBA students, and smart managers globally to assist with problem solving and thinking.
book Duration 39m book Authors By Kevin Duncan

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Creativity and Problem Solving
Containing mind-stimulating exercises and down-to-earth strategies, this concise, career-changing book reveals 21 proven, practical techniques readers can use to immediately begin generating a stream of productive ideas, and will help anyone tap into the root source of their own intuitive genius.
book Duration 1h 6m book Authors By Brian Tracy

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A Welch Way Playbook on Finance for Managers
In this Welch Way Playbook, we present the tools and proven techniques you can apply to gain an understanding of financial analysis. This Playbook is your game plan for success.
book Duration 1h 14m book Authors By Strayer University

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151 Quick Ideas for Delegating and Decision Making
151 Quick Ideas for Delegating and Decision Making empowers you to navigate the multilevel decision-making landscape and to use delegation to grow a cohesive team geared toward achievement. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
book Duration 11m book Authors By Robert E. Dittmer, Stephanie McFarland

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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.
book Duration 6m book Authors By Mikael Krogerus, Roman Tschäppeler

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Transforming Leader Paradigms: Evolve from Blanket Solutions to Problem Solving for Complexity
Drawing upon decades of leadership experience and years of research with executives across many different industries, this book is about strengthening every organization’s capacity to solve complex business problems.
book Duration 3h 15m book Authors By James E. Luckman, Olga Flory

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Design for Cognitive Bias
This book gives whirlwind tour of the cognitive biases that encroach on our lives and our work, and learn to start designing more consciously.
book Duration 1h 40m book Authors By David Dylan Thomas
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

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151 Quick Ideas for Delegating and Decision Making
151 Quick Ideas for Delegating and Decision Making empowers you to navigate the multilevel decision-making landscape and to use delegation to grow a cohesive team geared toward achievement. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 23m 17s audiobook Authors By Robert E. Dittmer, Stephanie McFarland

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The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills: Powerful Problem-Solving Techniques to Ignite Your Team's Potential
In The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, author Paul Sloane shows business leaders how to go about creating organizations that are innovative and lateral thinking. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
audiobook Duration 22m 21s audiobook Authors By Paul Sloane

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The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life's Most Difficult Problems
This audio edition introduces a breakthrough approach to conflict resolution and creative problem solving, transcending traditional solutions to conflict by forging a path toward a third option - 3rd Alternative.
audiobook Duration 16h 44m 31s audiobook Authors By Stephen R. Covey

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Cracking Complexity: The Breakthrough Formula for Solving Just About Anything Fast
This audio edition shares a proven formula for dramatically solving an organization's toughest challenges in mere days.
audiobook Duration 7h 14m 54s audiobook Authors By David Benjamin

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Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction
This audio edition will show you how to use the powerful AREA Method to make complex personal and professional decisions with confidence and conviction.
audiobook Duration 5h 24m 47s audiobook Authors By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

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Creativity & Problem Solving
Containing mind-stimulating exercises and down-to-earth strategies, this audio edition will help anyone tap into the root source of their own intuitive genius. Read by the author.
audiobook Duration 2h 10m audiobook Authors By Brian Tracy

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Business Decision Making: Streamlining the Process for More Effective Results, Second Edition
How do executives make decisions? Are their decisions conscious or unconscious? Can they explain each decision they make? What tools can they use to improve their decision-making process? These are some of the questions this audiobook addresses.
audiobook Duration 4h 34m 32s audiobook Authors By Milan Frankl
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SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED

Leading the Business
Becoming a successful business leader means more than just directing and motivating your people. It also requires understanding the business you're in and making sure that you're making decisions that will help your company meet its goals. In this Leading the Business Unit Benchmark, you'll be able to make a frank assessment of your current skills in strategic planning and execution, identifying your strengths and recognizing areas of weaknesses that will benefit from further learning and growth.
14m    |   14 questions