Walter Frank tackles, in a comprehensive but lively manner, subjects rarely treated in one volume. Aiming at both the general listener and students of political science, law, or history, Frank begins with a brief discussion of the nature of constitutional law and why the Court divides so closely on many issues. He then proceeds to an analysis of the Constitution and subsequent amendments, placing them in their historical context. Next, Frank shifts to the Supreme Court and its decisions, examining doctrinal developments, the Court´s decision making processes, how justices interact with each other, and the debate over how the Constitution should be interpreted. The work concludes with a close analysis of Court decisions in six major areas of continuing controversy, including abortion, affirmative action, and campaign finance. The book is published by Southern Illinois University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark D. Mickelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030910/bk_acx0_030910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the best approaches for making business decisions. Today´s business leaders have to face the facts - you can´t separate leadership from decision making. The importance of making decisions, no matter how big or small, cannot be overstated. Decision Making for Dummies is a candid resource that helps leaders understand the impact of their choices, not only on business, but also on their credibility and reputation. Designed for managers, business owners, and anyone else who makes tough decisions on a daily basis, this guide helps you figure out if the decisions you´re making are the right ones. In addition to helping you explore how to evaluate your choices, Decision Making for Dummies covers ways to receive support for decision-making, delves into various decision-making styles, reviews the importance of sifting through data and information, and includes information on ways to engage others and make decisions collectively. Being in charge can be challenging, but with this guide, you don´t have to go it alone. Discusses the effects of decision making and outlines the considerations that must be made to gain trust and confidence. Demonstrates ways to communicate particularly sensitive decisions, and offers approaches for making bold decisions that challenge the status quo. Delves into the risks and benefits of certain decisions, and shows readers the best ways to evaluate choices. Outlines smart strategies for engaging others and drawing them into the decision-making process. Crucial decisions need to be made every day in the business world, so there´s no time to waste. Make Decision Making for Dummies your primary resource for learning to choose your actions wisely and confidently. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019305/bk_adbl_019305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An invaluable guide to arrive at better business decisions. We make decisions, and these decisions make us and our organisations. And in theory, decision-making should be easy: a problem is identified, the decision-makers generate solutions, and choose the optimal one - and powerful mathematical tools are available to facilitate the task. Yet if it is all so simple why do organisations, both private and public sector, keep making mistakes - the results of which are borne by shareholders, employees, taxpayers, and ultimately society at large? This guide to decision making, by leading decision science academic Helga Drummond, aims to improve decision-making in organisations. It explores how and why decisions go awry in the first place - and offers practical advice on what decision-makers can do to counter the psychological, social, and other forces that can undermine individual judgment and pull organisations off course. Full of examples of good and bad decision-making from around the world, it will make listeners think more clearly about decisions big and small. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen Cass. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013000/bk_adbl_013000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye with this fascinating 24-lecture series that explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions. The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels. First, you´ll look at decisions made at the individual level, where, among the many things you´ll learn is that intuition is more than just a gut instinct and, in fact, represents a powerful pattern recognition capability. Then, you´ll explore decisions made at the group level, where you´ll try to answer the question of whether groups are ´´smarter´´ and more capable of making critical decisions than individuals. And finally, you´ll pull back to analyze organizational decision making, in which Professor Roberto demonstrates how some organizations have encouraged and reliably performed vigilant decision making in the face of risky scenarios. Whether you´re the head of a Fortune 500 company, a government agency, or an everyday household, you constantly make decisions important to you and those immediately around you. These lectures offer you a toolbox of practical knowledge and skills that you can apply to various decisions - whether large or small - in your everyday life and work. Professor Roberto´s lively lectures are packed with useful anecdotes, tools, and advice designed to improve your own ability to make informed decisions. As you explore the intriguing process of making a good decision, you´ll strengthen your grip on individual theories of decision making and the situations that illustrate them. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael A. Roberto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000283/bk_tcco_000283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We all face multiple-choice decisions daily and as we find out, there is usually no ´´all of the above´´ option. Learn about making great decisions and acing those important life test which will bless your life and the lives of others. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/himp/000100/sp_himp_000100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As managers, we have to make decisions all the time and it is always a concern that you might not make the right decision. In this programme we will consider how you can ensure that you have prepared well to enrich your decision making and be confident that your decision, when implemented, will work. A Guide to Better Management is a collection of 12 titles based on neuro linguistic programming. This is an approach which can be applied to many business issues and helps you discover your own excellence - a series that can work for everyone, from the shop floor to board level. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Di Kamp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gten/000034/bk_gten_000034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People have always been fascinated by how the mind works. Thousands of times each day, we are presented with choices that require decisions: from what to wear each day to where to live. Over millennia philosophers, theologians, and mathematicians have all weighed in on how we make decisions, and in recent centuries economists, psychologists, and sociologists have joined this investigation. Some of these past theories are essentially aspirational, describing decision making as it should be, not as it often is. This course provides a different view. In How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making, Professor Ryan Hamilton, associate professor of marketing at Emory University´s Goizueta Business School, uses research revealed via the scientific method to understand and explain human decision making. While his easygoing manner and anecdotes about surprising and bizarre choices will keep you enthralled, Professor Hamilton also shares what decision science has revealed through empirically tested theories that make falsifiable predictions and lead to testable hypotheses. Based on the outcomes of his own published experiments and those of his colleagues, Dr. Hamilton presents information that allows you to better understand the choices you face every day, the tools you can use to make the best decisions for your personal goals, and how to most effectively influence the decisions of others. Throughout this course, you´ll examine complex and seemingly simple decisions and see the factors that play into both. You´ll understand the pitfalls of routines that have become such a part of life that they obscure the decision making process and learn how the memory of a song or joke heard years ago can have an effect on a decision being made today. Dr. Hamilton emphasizes the complex nature of human beings and the many environmental, physical, and emotional aspects of life that can impact any specific decision at any given moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000450/bk_tcco_000450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything you need to know to make smarter, better decisions - in business and in life!The truth about learning from your mistakes and those of othersThe truth about how sleep can help you make better decisionsThe truth about the power of acting decisivelyThis book brings together 50 powerful ´´truths” about making better decisions: real solutions for the tough challenges faced by every decision-maker, in business and in life. You´ll discover how to systematically prepare to make better decisions...how to get the right information, without getting buried in useless data...how to minimize your risks, and then act decisively...how to handle your emotions...make better group decisions...profit from mistakes...and a whole lot more. This isn´t ´´someone´s opinion´´: it´s a definitive, evidence-based guide to effective decision-making...a set of bedrock principles you can rely on no matter what kind of decisions you make! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill DeWees. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000285/bk_acx0_000285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Making Decisions in the Gap´´ is a chapter from Unwind Before You Unravel - 24 Ways to Break Free from Stress by Michael Olpin and Sam Bracken. This book by Michael Olpin, a top-notch stress expert, and Sam Bracken, a no-longer-stressed-out writer, stands out from other books on stress management in one significant way: its ´´whole person´´ approach. Unwind is about optimizing your body, heart, mind, and soul, recognizing that any and all of these dimensions of your life can affect your anxiety level. It helps you get clear about who you are as well as your priorities and goals. The authors show you how to take charge of your life and how to make better choices that will prevent stress in the first place. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Bracken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022554/bk_adbl_022554_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Most communities and organizations require an organizer to be successful and create change. Being a Leader and Making Decisions tells the stories of great leaders - why they led, how they gained support and became leaders, and why people followed them. Through historical and modern examples, readers will learn about both positive and negative traits of leaders and find suggestions about how to take the lead in their own lives and communities. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phoebe Zimmermann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000107/bk_redw_000107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.