Decide Better! For a Better Life: Improve Your Life Through Better Decisions

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Decide Better! is the world's leading and only self-help series created to dramatically improve your life through better decisions.The decisions you make significantly shape your life, and better decisions will enhance your success.

This is the founding principle behind Decide Better! For a Better Life written by the world's leading decision-making authority.

People succeed or fail based on their decisions. Successful people are where they are ...

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Overview

Decide Better! is the world's leading and only self-help series created to dramatically improve your life through better decisions.The decisions you make significantly shape your life, and better decisions will enhance your success.

This is the founding principle behind Decide Better! For a Better Life written by the world's leading decision-making authority.

People succeed or fail based on their decisions. Successful people are where they are today because they made the right decisions. Knowing how to make decisions is the difference between success or failure.

From major decisions about relationships and career to small decisions, Decide Better! For a Better Life is the only thought provoking, critical resource to help improve decision-making skills.

Each of the 90 chapters are insightful, humorous, and with proven decision-making techniques. Each chapter of this critically acclaimed must-read book provides witty and practical lessons taken from real-life situations and explains how to approach the many decisions that arise throughout life.

It is a must read for anyone who wants to improve and succeed in their professional and personal lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935112006
  • Publisher: Motivation Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Series: Decide Better!
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Best-selling author and decision-making expert Michael E. McGrath has devoted his career to making winning business decisions. He has advised some of the leading companies in the world and created innovative new decision techniques used by hundreds of successful businesses. McGrath has made countless decisions as a CEO building a world-renown consulting firm and directing public companies turnaround.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xii
Frog in Boiling Water     1
Decision-Maker in Your Pocket     5
At Knifepoint     8
Yankee Gift Swap     11
Decision Deadlines     15
I've Been Framed     18
Experience Counts     22
Of Two Minds     25
Hobson's Choice     28
Personality Type     32
The Two-Step     36
Batting Average     40
Changing Lanes     44
Checkmate     48
See If It Fits     52
Against All Odds     56
Lost at Sea     59
When Consensus Works     63
Indecision Married with a Lack of Vision     67
Unintended Consequences     71
Good Money After Bad     75
Nowor Never     78
Ucant Havit     81
Executing Socrates     84
Community Decisions     87
Don't Listen     90
Throwing Caution to the Wind     94
Crossing My Path     97
When You Get to a Fork in the Road, Take It!     101
Decision-Proof     104
Que Sera Sera     107
Closed-Minded People     110
Finding a Labradoodle     113
Does Your Vote Count as Much as Others?     116
The Grass Isn't Greener     119
Deceptively Simple     122
Stand or Sit     126
Split-Second Decisions     130
Stuck in a Rut     135
Long and Hard     140
Procrastination     143
Indecision     147
Deal or No Deal     152
Frontal Lobes     157
Prisoner's Dilemma     160
Don't Count Your Chickens     164
Conundrum     167
Buyer's Remorse     171
Hedging Your Bet     175
Milk or Cream     178
The Getaway     182
Ben Franklin's Letter     184
Here's How     189
Clear Objectives     194
Generating Alternatives     199
Evaluating Alternatives     204
Weighing Your Options     209
Stick to It     214
Decision Autopsy     217
The Dog Ate My Homework     221
The Decider     225
The Lady or the Tiger?      229
Catch-22     232
Double Black Diamond     235
The Chicken or the Egg     239
It's Personal, Not Rational     243
Once in a Blue Moon     247
Rube Goldberg Decisions     251
Matters of Principle     255
The Butterfly Effect     258
Achilles' Heel     261
Strategic Decisions     265
The White Elephant     269
Don't Push Me     273
Provoke Decisions     277
Size Matters     281
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants     285
Step by Step     290
Chain Reaction     294
Intuition     297
The Duel     301
Somebody's Got to Do Something     304
Timing Is Everything     307
Running with Lemmings     311
The Challenger     315
Assumptions     319
Bold Moves     324
Forest for the Trees     328
Just Do It     332
DecideBetter!     336
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2009

    Good Book To Start A New Year

    A friend recommended this to me after they read and liked it. I didn't realize how many decisions I make in a day, or the process I go through to make them. Good read, and perfect for that person who is always asking you for advice. I will be using it to help me make better decisions for 2009.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2008

    A must read!

    I never really thought about how many decisions I make every day until <BR/>reading this book. I just seemed to approach everything in life as <BR/>individual challenges or opportunities, but since I read this book, <BR/>I've started to look at all of my decisions in a more conscious way. <BR/>Now when I make the most important decisions, I try to apply a lesson <BR/>that I learned from the book to make the decision, especially by <BR/>carefully understanding how to weigh the pros and cons of each <BR/>decision. I never thought about "decisions" as being what I constantly <BR/>do throughout my life, but now I can't stop thinking about how to <BR/>improve them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Good read

    I picked this up and didn¿t know really what to expect but while it might be a bad pun, it was one of the best decisions I made. It¿s an easy read with short chapters that allowed me to read a little but each night. Good insight and perspective for life changes.

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