making great decisions in business and life

Download Book Making Great Decisions In Business And Life in PDF format. You can Read Online Making Great Decisions In Business And Life here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Making Great Decisions In Business And Life

Author : David R. Henderson
ISBN : 9780976854104
Genre : Decision making
File Size : 68. 11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 869
Read : 526

Download Now


The phrase "work smarter, not harder" has been repeatedly ridiculed in the Dilbert comic strip and elsewhere, not because it is a bad idea, but because it is thrown like a brick lifesaver to drowning employees. To tell someone to work smarter is like telling someone to be happier, healthier, and richer. It's not much help to merely repeat the objective; what people need is a plan for achieving the objective.In Making Great Decisions, we show our readers how to achieve their objectives. We write to help those in business and those in the business of life--i.e., everyone--to work smarter. Our ideas are both simple and powerful. We offer a better way to look at problems so that the solutions are easier to find. We help supplement our readers' clear thinking by summarizing some of the most powerful techniques we have discovered.Have you ever driven through corn country? From a distance, all you see are corn stalks and more corn stalks in a jumbled mess. Then suddenly, when you get closer, your perspective changes, and you can see down the rows and realize that the corn was planted perfectly in straight lines. Your perception of the crop changes from a messy jumble to a clear picture simply because you're in the right spot. This book puts readers in that ideal spot. So many problems seem like hopeless jumbles but then, when you start using the techniques we discuss here, they start to look as straightforward as the straightest line in an Iowa cornfield.What motivated us to write this book is that, over the years, both of us have regularly come across people in organizations--often bright people with MBAs or other graduate degrees--who don't think they have time, energy, or skills to make good decisions. They have many clues but don't know how to put them together. They regularly face situations that they could analyze with some of the tools they learned in their courses, but they don't realize that. We don't hold ourselves apart from this group, and stories of our successes and failures are sprinkled throughout Making Great Decisions in Business and Life.

Before You Do

Author : T.D. Jakes
ISBN : 9781471104480
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 85. 65 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 310
Read : 597

Download Now


In his new book Before You Do, bestselling author Bishop T.D. Jakes turns his attention from repositioning yourself for a life without limits to cultivating relationships in the best way possible with the most important people in your life: parents, children, spouses and others who are your most beloved and in need of your support. As one of America's most trusted advisors, counsellors, and pastors, Jakes teaches us what to do before we: propose marriage; consider divorce; send our children off to school; put our elders into assisted living situations or other treatment facilities, and so many more major steps each of us are faced with taking at some point in life. He uses the lessons he has learned from his own marriage and family life as well as others to encourage and inspire people to give and receive the greatest love possible.

Making Big Decisions Better

Author : Tim Lewko
ISBN : 9781317102649
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64. 29 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 518
Read : 358

Download Now


For many organizations, the word strategy conjures up endless ideas, concepts and tools - while the intent is correct, the awful reality is most companies do not have a simple, common definition of strategy or a simple approach to make the big decisions. Too many PowerPoints, not enough one pagers that can be put into practice. The lack of a common approach to strategy frustrates executives, creates conflict where there is none, fast-tracks dubious alternatives, lengthens decision-making and hampers the quality of the decisions that finally emerge. With the pace of change and mountain of data that inundates CEOs and executive teams daily, now more than ever, leaders need to simplify and have a common approach to making decisions that concern the purpose and path of their organization. Strategic thinking cannot be outsourced. Tim Lewko's Making Big Decisions Better explains the bare bone elements that must underpin strategic decision making in a practical framework that C-Suite leaders can actually use. Drawing on practical models, stories and client examples, he explains the problem succinctly, offers proven ways forward and provides specific actions to revive strategic thinking, de-clutter the strategy process and drive better financial outcomes. This is essential reading for managers, business leaders and anyone interested in a framework for decision-making that is thorough, adaptable and highly practical.

Making Great Decisions Reflections

Author : T.D. Jakes
ISBN : 9781439166086
Genre : Religion
File Size : 77. 5 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 506
Read : 978

Download Now


The star of BETs Mind, Body & Soul, and featured guest speaker on Oprah’s Lifeclass, Potter’s House pastor, T.D. Jakes turns his attention to the topic of relationships, guiding you on the right track to making decisions you will benefit from for the rest of your life. In the vein of Joel Osteen’s Become a Better You and Dr. Phil’s Life Strategies, the New York Times bestselling Making Great Decisions (formerly tiled Before You Do) gives you the psychological and practical tools you need to reflect, discern, and decide the next step toward strong relationships in your life. “Remember,” writes T.D. Jakes, “your tomorrow is no better than the decisions you make today.” “My promise is that if you read this book, you will be equipped, you will know all you need to know about making foolproof relational decisions,” writes T.D. Jakes. Choosing the right partner, at home or at work, is one of the most consequential decisions we’ll ever make. How can we be sure that we’re choosing wisely? How do we know if we’re doing the right thing when we change careers? By breaking our decisions down into their five crucial components: Research: gathering information Roadwork: removing obstacles Rewards: listing choices and visualizing consequences Revelation: narrowing your options and making your selection Rearview: looking back and adjusting as necessary to stay on course Clear-sighted, realistic, and spiritually uplifting, Making Great Decisions is one of those rare books that can change lives.

Business Is Decisions Success Is Intuition

Author : Jephtah Lorch
ISBN : 9657569028
Genre :
File Size : 59. 38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 749
Read : 1008

Download Now


Improve your business and life prospects, understand why companies drastically change under different leaders? what is the intangible that makes the difference? It is human biases in decision making, an unconventional perspective thereof is brought forth in this book. Developing awareness to biases, conscious or not, we can better influence outcomes and success potential just like companies that under different leaderships achieve different results. Awareness helps make better choices and overcome the loneliness of making hard decisions, leading companies and individuals to growth and success, to better strategies, magnetize able people, focus execution and create long term sustainable growth. Rich with examples, decision-making biases and their impact on success or failure are discussed helping you respond to today's fast changing markets and technologies. Be the artist who creates the future while performing today; master the quick sand environment of ever-changing economic and human factors. Apply the principles in business, organizations and personal life. Be the leader you were born to be! Mr. Lorch shares his lessons learned and practiced as turnaround and growth CEO creating substantial shareholder value: turning companies around, merging and selling them, managing very large projects and mentoring executives in corporations and Homeland Security organizations.

Decision Quality

Author : Carl Spetzler
ISBN : 9781119144670
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 85. 70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 172
Read : 690

Download Now


"Aimed at executive and management-level decision makers in every industry, Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions provides a proven and real-world-tested framework for improving business decision quality"--

Decisive

Author : Chip Heath
ISBN : 9781446493823
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51. 55 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 361
Read : 546

Download Now


Just making a decision can be hard enough, but how do you begin to judge whether it's the right one? Chip and Dan Heath, authors of #1 New York Times best-seller Switch, show you how to overcome your brain's natural shortcomings. In Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath draw on decades of psychological research to explain why we so often get it very badly wrong - why our supposedly rational brains are frequently tripped up by powerful biases and wishful thinking. At the same time they demonstrate how relatively easy it is to avoid the pitfalls and find the best answers, offering four simple principles that we can all learn and follow. In the process, they show why it is that experts frequently make mistakes. They demonstrate the perils of getting trapped in a narrow decision frame. And they explore people's tendency to be over-confident about how their choices will unfold. Drawing on case studies as diverse as the downfall of Kodak and the inspiring account of a cancer survivor, they offer both a fascinating tour through the workings of our minds and an invaluable guide to making smarter decisions. Winner in the Practical Manager category of the CMI Management Book of the Year awards 2014.

Faster Better Decision Making

Author : Instafo
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 59. 65 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 690
Read : 1051

Download Now


The Art Of Personal Decision-Making "Oh dear decisions, why must you always be so difficult to make in my life?" Ever hear these voices in your head: "What should I wear today?", "What should I cook for dinner?", "What should I work on for today?", etc. Well, welcome to earth and the daily grind of life...personal life that is. That's your decision-making at work. Just about everyday, you're going have to make choices that suit your needs and affect your life. It's not always pleasant, and certainly not always easy. As a result, you get stuck not knowing what to do or how to proceed and only exacerbating the decision-making process that much further. Fret not, we all make decisions we're not proud of, yet that's the beauty of making them in the first place of helping us eliminate the wrong ones, to make the right ones. What if you could learn the science behind decision-making? What if you could understand the reasons that drive your every decision? What if you could systemize the whole process to easily help you make faster, better decisions? That's what "Faster, Better Decision-Making" will help you with: * Uncover the Core of Choices to Weight the Pros and Cons for the Best Decision. * Beat the Dreaded Decider's Block by Following the Rules of Decision-Making. * Support Better Decisions with a Tripod of Options, Actions, and Consequences. * Formulate an Approach for Autopilot Decisions through Building Predictability. * Eliminate Regrets from Bad Decisions with a Battle Plan to Come Out Victorious. ...and you can bet there's a whole lot more to be covered. So now it's decision time. Do you want to improve your decision-making skills or not? This should be an easy one, as you should already know the answer to that for still be reading this. Take a step back from the old way of how you used to make decisions, and upgrade now to make faster, better decisions today, everyday.

Risk Savvy

Author : Gerd Gigerenzer
ISBN : 9780143127109
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 22. 90 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 653
Read : 520

Download Now


"First published in United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014."--Title page verso.

Hard Call

Author : John McCain
ISBN : 9780446198714
Genre : History
File Size : 77. 53 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 684
Read : 957

Download Now


At some point in our lives, we all face tough decisions and have to make that hard call. In this remarkable book, Senator McCain and Mark Salter use experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances to dramatically describe the anatomy of a great decision. Highlights include: - Henry Ford's decision to sacrifice his company's competitive edge by reducing the work day and guaranteeing a minimum wage. - Branch Rickey's decision to offer Jackie Robinson a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the face of public opposition. - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf 's decision to return to wartorn Liberia after receiving an economics degree from Harvard. - General Fred Weyand's decision to redeploy fifteen of his battalions despite resistance from senior American military commanders in Vietnam. - And much more.

Top Download:

Best Books