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.
The thought process that leads to selection of a specific course of action while weighing other possibilities is termed as decision-making. Decision-making results in a concluding choice - the person making the decision should be aware of the result for each decision made to ensure that the choice made for the specific situation is not wrong. Selection made on the basis of alternatives that are based on preferences, beliefs, or deductions of the decision maker is known as decision-making.The decision maker tries to weigh all the options and pick the best one as a final option. Mostly deciding on things can be easy, but people encounter several phases in life where they need to decide on important matters such as studies, job, marriage, investments, business, etc. The decisions made for important matters such as these will impact their lives in future. This is why people consider all the pros and cons before making decisions, so they may not have to regret it later. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122746/bk_acx0_122746_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.
Do you have trouble making decisions in all areas of your life? Discover a practical system for making decisions quickly and effectively to achieve everything you dream of. Do you feel like you have one foot in and one foot out of your jobs, relationships, and social engagements? Are your big and small life decisions weighing you down in equal measure? Author and podcaster A.I. Shoukry spent years looking into the decision-making process. He´s helped hundreds of people figure out how to make the smallest and the largest decisions in their life a breeze. And now he´s here to help you do the same. Inside In or Out, you´ll: See how to easily make decisions that affect your daily life and your work Understand the philosophy and motives behind your decisions to achieve your dream life Make wise decisions based on your values and principles Discover a simple, smart decision-making process Explore more than 15 decision tools that help you make decisions Know how to make decisions during a crisis, under uncertainty, and in groups Recognize and overcome your brain´s limitations when making decisions Have an exit strategy, and start making decisions proactively Stop procrastinating, and make your decisions become a reality Making decisions can be stressful, time-consuming, and lead to missed opportunities or disastrous outcomes. In or Out will help you handle decisions with ease and control your future, making decisions that align with your goals and objectives. You´ll learn the meaning of a balanced, happy life, and how to make decisions that create your happy life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hanko. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118707/bk_acx0_118707_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. PL 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ryan Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000450/bk_tcco_000450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How can you make smart decisions? Does more choice make you happier? What steps can you take to curtail stress when selecting from a sea of options?Barry Schwartz gives you practical and science-based answers to these questions in Brilliant: The New Science of Decision Making. The author of the seminal best seller The Paradox of Choice, Dr. Schwartz has spent five decades teaching decision science. Now, this 14-lecture audio course lets you experience the same panache that has wowed Swarthmore College undergraduates and business school students at UC Berkeley and NYU.Whether you’re buying a birthday gift or making a moral choice, decisions abound in your life. Today there are more options than ever: from cereal brands to career paths. In a world of choices, how can you make informed decisions in your busy life?Peppered with amusing anecdotes and eye-opening case studies, Dr. Schwartz’s lectures give you the tools to master the art of decision making. Synthesizing groundbreaking research with the same keen insight that made The Paradox of Choice a hit, he uses fresh examples that resonate with modern audiences.Join Dr. Schwartz for an exhilarating discussion of decision-making in matters ranging from public policy to personal finance and professional sports. It might be the best decision you’ll ever make.This course includes a free PDF study guide prepared by your professor and course producer.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. Barry Schwartz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000908/bk_nykm_000908_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.
Why two heads are no better than one, how never to regret a decision again, protect yourself against hidden persuaders, and tell when someone is lying to you. Most people would like to be more decisive. For years, gurus and ‘life coaches’ have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, including group brainstorming, are ineffective. Fortunately, psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems. From getting your foot in the door to never regretting a decision again, personal and professional success may be less than a minute away. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Wiseman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000508/bk_macm_000508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ever hear these voices in your head: ´´What should I wear today?´´, ´´What should I cook for dinner?´´, ´´What should I work on 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 every day, 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, 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? So now it´s decision time. Do you want to improve your decision-making skills or not? Take a step back from the old way of how you used to make decisions, and upgrade now to make faster, better decisions today and every day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Instafo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072357/bk_acx0_072357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.