Think Fast!: Accurate Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Planning in Minutes a Day

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Apply proven critical thinking processes and supercharge your business

Alamo Learning Systems has been providing Critical Thinking Skills (CTS), problem solving, decision-making, preventive action, and innovation training solutions to the corporate world for more than 35 years. They have been at the forefront of such movements in management as ISO 9000, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing.

Now, in Rethinking Your Business, these CTS experts ...

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Overview


Apply proven critical thinking processes and supercharge your business

Alamo Learning Systems has been providing Critical Thinking Skills (CTS), problem solving, decision-making, preventive action, and innovation training solutions to the corporate world for more than 35 years. They have been at the forefront of such movements in management as ISO 9000, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing.

Now, in Rethinking Your Business, these CTS experts bring you an up-to-the-minute toolbox of strategies and tactics you can use to optimize your business. This useful and easy-to-read guide looks at real-world consumer issues, giving you top-level skills to address a wide range of practical business, professional, and life problems.

  • Alamo's CTS solutions have been proven effective in major companies, including 200 of the current Fortune 500
  • Uses real examples from outside the business world to make problems and solutions widely accessible

At last, the Critical Thinking Skills that have guided some of the world's most successful companies are available to readers of this insightful guide. Start Rethinking Your Business today, and take your business skills'and business results'to the next level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118004630
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 467,923
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Guy A. Hale, a seasoned business leader, is chairman and CEO of Alamo Learning Systems, one of the oldest and most highly regarded management training and consulting companies in the world. The company's growing list of clients includes more than two hundred Fortune 500 companies. Guy has overseen the development of innovative and popular training programs such as Critical Thinking Skills, Process Improvement, Project Management, Innovation, Team Building, Total Quality Management, and ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and QS-9000. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the two most prestigious graduate schools in China, Beijing and Tsinghau Universities. He is author of The Proactive Manager (Wiley) and The Leader's Edge, which has become one of the all-time bestselling business books in China. Guy wrote Think Fast! for anyone at any level of leadership, who wants to conquer his or her concerns with speed and accuracy, and achieve meaningful success!

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter One Good News.

The Observation.

YES, YOU CAN DO IT!

TRUST THE PROCESS.

chapter Two Start Here: Stop.

Critical Response Training.

Chapter Three The Dump List.

Meet John.

JOHN’S SITUATION.

MAKING THE DUMP LIST.

Chapter Four SIMPLIFY.

Socrates.

MAKE IT EVEN SIMPLER: PRIORITIZE.

Chapter Five Pick The Right Road: Three Little Questions.

PICK THE RIGHT ROAD.

Chapter Six Recognize Your Progress.

GOING FORWARD.

Chapter Seven Present: Decide Now!

CONSISTENTLY GOOD, ACCURATE DECISIONS.

DON'T SKIP A STEP… NOT A SINGLE STEP!

YES BUT…

A LESSON FROM THE PROS.

JOHN'S DECISION-MAKING.

ANGELA'S DECISION-MAKING.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF IT'S NON-NEGOTIABLE?

DON'T CONFUSE “HIGHLY DESIREABLE” WITH “NON-NEGOTIABLE”.

APPLY THE 1-10 SCALE.

IDENTIFY THE RISKS.

Assess THE Risks.

Decide Now!Chapter Eight.

Chapter Eight Past: Find Out “Why?”.

1. STATE THE PROBLEM.

2. GATHER THE FACTS.

3. COMPARE.

4. Pay Attention TO DIFFERENCES / Changes.

5. GENERATE AND VERIFY LIKELY CAUSE.

Chapter Nine Future: Plan To Make It Happen.

1. State The Objective.

2. Develop An Action Plan.

3. List FORESEEABLE Problems And Opportunities.

4. DEFINE ACTIONS TO PREVENT OR FACILITATE.

5. Define Back-Up (“Plan B”) Actions.

6. CREATE TRIGGER ALERT.

Chapter Ten Go FORWARD With Confidence.

Bonus Chapter.

Innovation: Create Something New.

OBSERVATION YIELDS RESULTS.

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