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Decision Making and Problem Solving [NOOK Book]

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Ensuring innovation and a creative approach to new challenges is crucial in leadership success. Being able to communicate and share your ideas takes no less skill. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to learn key techniques and models to confidently make the right decisions. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, Adair provides a clear framework to find solutions, generate ideas and inspire confidence in your team - so you can spot the solution in every problem, and create ideas to...
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Decision Making and Problem Solving

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Overview

Ensuring innovation and a creative approach to new challenges is crucial in leadership success. Being able to communicate and share your ideas takes no less skill. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to learn key techniques and models to confidently make the right decisions. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, Adair provides a clear framework to find solutions, generate ideas and inspire confidence in your team - so you can spot the solution in every problem, and create ideas to rival even the best strategists.
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“Adair has transformed our understanding of how leadership works and how executives can become business leaders.” —European Foundation for Management Development
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749466978
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/3/2013
  • Series: Creating Success , #9
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 766,240
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Adair is acknowledged internationally as an authority on leadership. The world's first Professor of Leadership Studies, he advises many organizations in business, government, education, health and the voluntary sector. An effective speaker with a valuable message, he is one of the very few figures in recent years to have transformed the debate as to what effective leadership is all about.

John has recently been made United Nations Chair of Strategic Leadership. Based in Turin, he has launched a strategic leadership programme in association with the UN. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement in Leadership Award and China has made him its first Honorary Professor of Leadership. The author of over 50 books, now in 25 languages, on leadership and management development, he continues to write and teach throughout the world, inspiring new audiences with his timeless and timely vision of leadership.

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Table of Contents


Introduction

1. Your mind at work
Is your brain working now?; The functions of the mind; The Depth Mind principle; Key points

2. The art of effective decision making
Define the objective; Collect relevant information; Generate feasible options; Make the decision; Implement and evaluate; Key points

3. Sharing decisions with others
Your role as leader; Task need; Team maintenance need; Individual needs; The three circles interact; The functions of leadership; Key points

4. Key problem-solving strategies
How problems differ from decisions; A unified model for decision making and problem solving; Asking the right questions; How to approach systems problems; Key points

5. How to generate ideas
Brainstorming; How to run a brainstorming session; Key points

6. Thinking outside the box
Towards a more creative approach; Look wider for solutions; How to use your Depth Mind;

7. Developing your thinking skills
What is an effective practical thinker?; Check that you are in the right field; How to design your own learning strategy; Key points

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