Make Up Your Mind: A Decision Making Guide to Thinking Clearly and Choosing Wisely

Make Up Your Mind: A Decision Making Guide to Thinking Clearly and Choosing Wisely

4.8 6
by Hal Mooz
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Why do people buy cars, electronics, and other expensive products that have received terrible reviews? Why would a president jeopardize his entire legacy by having an inappropriate relationship with an intern? Why would NASA ignore the advice of engineers, resulting in catastrophe for the Challenger and Columbia shuttle flights? Disastrous decisions are often made,… See more details below

Overview

Why do people buy cars, electronics, and other expensive products that have received terrible reviews? Why would a president jeopardize his entire legacy by having an inappropriate relationship with an intern? Why would NASA ignore the advice of engineers, resulting in catastrophe for the Challenger and Columbia shuttle flights? Disastrous decisions are often made, and for nearly every poor choice, better alternatives have existed.

Make Up Your Mind outlines author Hal Mooz's system for identifying those better alternatives and becoming Decision Fit. Decisions, good or bad, can have a significant effect on your future, your family's future, and your organization's future. Mooz's Decision Fitness approach consists of three decision-making models: the Decision Type Model, which characterizes what is at stake with any decision; the Decision Solution Model, which identifies the most suitable alternatives; and the Decision Judgment Model, which provides ten bases for judging suitable alternatives. These models guide your thinking to the most promising choice.

This step-by-step guide to exercising sound judgment includes critical advice, including how to:

  • Specify the decision and the context

  • Type the decision

  • Characterize the alternatives

  • Create alternatives and assess comparative information

  • Knowledgably select the right judgment basis

  • Skillfully apply the appropriate judgment process

  • Effectively manage power and peer pressure

  • Objectively make the judgment and decisively implement the action

People make hundreds of thousands of decisions in a lifetime, and for each one, Make Up Your Mind provides the clarity and the techniques to employ good judgment in your own life and to influence the decision making of others that you mentor. Here is the key to becoming Decision Fit.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118229552
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
276
File size:
6 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >