Expert Insights on Decision Making

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What to do, what to do…? Decisions are tough, but they don't have to be. Understanding what makes for a good decision and what tools you can use in the decision-making process makes it possible to address issues quickly and comprehensively.


  • Acquire insights on how to make better decisions.
    Acquire insights on developing an awareness of previously held unconscious biases to improve your ability to make better decisions.
    Acquire insights on the anatomy of making an effective decision.
    Acquire insights on using the rapid tool to get clarity about your role in the decision making process.
    Acquire insights on the four components of effective decisions.
    Acquire insights on the four different decision-making styles.
    Acquire insights on how to make better decisions by having intelligent and controlled debates.
    Acquire insights on utilizing the wisdom of an entire group for making better and longer-lasting decisions.
    Acquire insights on developing frameworks for effective decision making that are aligned to the values of your organization.
    Acquire insights on how to use the two-by-two grid framework to achieve effective and immediate solutions.
    Acquire insights on how to improve the decision-making process through a healthy debate.
  • Acquire insights on design thinking and the problem of fixation.
    Acquire insights on how to select the best idea to implement.
    Acquire insights on the show-me technique to ensure that the users’ actions match what they’re saying.
    Acquire insights on why leaders sometimes make flawed decisions and how to overcome them to make better decisions in the future.
    Acquire insights on how to make fair and just decisions by building buy-in and commitment from team members.
    Acquire insights on how to overcome bad decisions.
    Acquire insights on factors that will help you make wiser decisions.
    Acquire insights on how to be a better decision-maker.
    Acquire insights on the importance of making decisions as humanitarians that would make this world better.
    Acquire insights on slowing your mind to unleash curiosity, ask questions, and increase the capacity to absorb new ideas.
    Acquire insights on understsanding the decision-making forumla, six steps times three.


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    Firefighters ordered to drop their gear to escape a fire didn’t; and died. To avoid fixations; medical students were told to say; out loud; in the presence of others they trusted; all the symptoms; all possible diagnoses; and a plan to eliminate the diagnoses one by one. FREE ACCESS
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    Developing an awareness of previously unconscious biases improves your ability to make good decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  The Anatomy of Making an Effective Decision: What; Who; How; and When
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    What decision is it? How is it framed? It there more than one decision? Who plays what role in the decision? How is the decision made? Who does what to whom when? When should the decision be made? FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Need Role Clarity in Decision Making? Use the RAPID Tool
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    D is the Decision maker.  R is the person who Recommends the decision.  I is for people who provide Inputs.   A is for people who must Agree.  P is the person who Performs or executes.  Make sure you have only one D, R, and P. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  The Four Components of Decision Effectiveness
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    The components are quality (making good decisions); speed (deciding faster than the competition); yield (executing as intended); and effort (not too little or too much). FREE ACCESS
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    6.  The Four Decision Styles
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    A decision style may be directive, democratic, participative, or consensus.  A style may need to change with increased competition, a new CEO, or a merger, but organizations need a predominant style to provide clarity. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Better Decision Making Through Debate Making
    4m 14s
    When an important decision must be made; announce the meeting well in advance. Encourage participants to arrive with strong; well-researched positions. Also require participants to switch and argue their opponent’s position. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Use the Wisdom of the Group for Better Decisions
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    Utilizing the wisdom of an entire group results in better; longer-lasting decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Frameworks for Decision Making
    3m 17s
    Develop decision frameworks aligned with your values and know what your bottom line is. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Decision Tools: Value x Effort
    2m 26s
    To make good decisions; use a simple framework in the decision-making process. Ian Metcalfe shares how easily a two-by-two grid can be used to achieve effective; immediate solutions. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Improve Decision Making Through Debate
    3m 35s
    A little debate can go a long way toward improving your decision-making processes. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Design Thinking and the Problem of Fixation
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    In the ideation stage of design thinking, it's easy to get trapped into a single idea—a problem known as fixation. Mike Roberto presents techniques to overcome this problem. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Selecting the Best Idea
    1m 51s
    Selecting the best idea seems like the right thing to do, but it can cause problems down the road. Find out how to choose the right ideas to take forward. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Users Workarounds Reveal True Behaviors
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    People often say one thing and do another, so design thinkers engage users in the show-me technique to ensure users' actions match what they're saying. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Why Do Leaders Make Flawed Decisions?
    3m 49s
    Why do leaders make flawed decisions? Group think. Learn how to overcome it and make better decisions. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Fair and Just Decision Making
    2m 59s
    Implementing decisions efficiently and effectively means building buy-in and commitment from team members. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Overcoming Bad Decisions
    2m 6s
    Everyone makes bad decisions occasionally; what's important is to know how to move on. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Instinct; Debate & Data Make The Best Decisions
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    To make wise decisions; you need to consider several factors. Gavin Patterson describes those factors and helps leaders see how to incorporate them in their decision-making process. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  How to Be a Better Decision-Maker
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    To be a better decision maker pay attention to data; not assumptions. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Decisions That Make the World Better
    2m 34s
    To positively impact our organizations, our communities, and the world itself, we must lead and make decisions as humanitarians. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  Curiosity, Questions, and Keeping an Open Mind
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    When you’re presented with a new idea, or when you meet a new person, it’s natural to jump to conclusions. The problem, however, is that you tend to seek out evidence that supports your conclusions. In other words, you filter out any useful information that may prove your conclusion was incorrect. Doing so will damage your relationships, and severely limit your capacity to absorb new ideas. How do you avoid doing this? By slowing your mind. FREE ACCESS
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    22.  Decision-Making: The Six-Steps Times Three Formula
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    Successful leaders make great decisions. Suppose there was a formula that you could use to help you make great decisions too. Actually, there is! FREE ACCESS


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