Decision Making

by Ian Moore

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Change

Decisions involve change for the people affected by the decision.

Coaching Yourself

To help with improving your decision-making techniques.

Conflict Resolution

To resolve conflicts within your decision-making group and with stakeholders.

Creative Thinking

To help with generating ideas when using your decision-making technique.

Influencing

For help when you are influencing your stakeholders.

Intuition in Business

To develop your intuitive capacities

Management Tools and Models

Problem Solving

When you hit issues during the implementation of your decision.

Project Management

To make the implementation stage of your decision run smoothly.

Risk Management

To ensure you have covered all the areas of risk.

Books

The drunkard’s walk: how randomness rules our lives

Leonard Mlodinow, published by Penguin, April 2009, 272 pages

A book about probability and statistics, but with humour and useful and practical insights to help you live life with a greater understanding of the world

The decisive moment

Jonah Lehrer, published by Canongate Books, February 2009, 304 pages

Jonah Lehrer looks at how we make decisions, examining which parts of our brains do what and how we fall into traps.

When it hits the fan: managing the nine crises of business

Gerald Meyers with John Holusha, published by Houghton Mifflin, November 1986, 271 pages

The authors draw on their own experiences and those of other CEOs to explain how to recognise and manage the nine types of business crisis.

The heart of change: real-life stories of how people change their organisations

John Kotter and Dan Cohen, published by Harvard Business School Press, July 2002, 190 pages

This is the follow-up to John Kotter’s first book Leading change, in which he outlined a framework for implementing change. In this book he shows how his eight-step approach has worked at over 100 organisations.

Think again: why good leaders make bad decisions and how to keep it from happening to you

Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead and Andrew Campbell, published by Harvard Business School Press, January 2009, 256 pages

The authors use interesting anecdotes and pieces of research to make their points about how we make decisions and then show us how to avoid the risks.

The wisdom of crowds: why the many are smarter than the few

James Surowiecki, published by Abacus, March 2005, 320 pages

Conventional wisdom says that we should always bet on the expert because crowds are generally stupid and often dangerous. This book explains why this is wrong. The fact is that, in the right circumstances, a group of people will reach a collectively wise decision.

Why most things fail... and how to avoid it

Paul Ormerod, published by Faber and Faber, April 2006, 272 pages

The author draws on lessons from biology to explain phenomena in economics.

Blink: the power of thinking without thinking

Malcolm Gladwell, published by Penguin, February 2006, 304 pages

The author of The tipping point explores the subconscious mind. Our unconscious mind is so good that it often delivers a better answer than more deliberate and protracted ways of thinking.

Fooled by randomness: the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets

Nassim Taleb, published by Penguin, May 2007, 268 pages

This book looks at investments, and the impact of random luck in our lives and financial markets.

The black swan: the impact of the highly improbable

Nassim Taleb, published by Penguin, February 2008, 480 pages

The theme of this book is that unexpected random events are much more likely to have far greater impact than is presumed by traditional statistics.

Websites

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Author

You can also contact the author directly: Ian Moore