Thirty Seconds That Can Change Your Life: A Decision-Making Guide for Those Who Refuse to Be Mediocre

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An unconventional approach to taking control of determining your future It takes only a single, 30-second decision to change your work or personal life for the better. Getting to that point is what is more complex. And getting there depends on the decisions you make and the context you use to make those decisions. This book is about getting ready to make that critical, life-changing 30-second decision. The practical, yet rich, guide is based on solid research, practical experience and the insight of ...
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Overview

An unconventional approach to taking control of determining your future It takes only a single, 30-second decision to change your work or personal life for the better. Getting to that point is what is more complex. And getting there depends on the decisions you make and the context you use to make those decisions. This book is about getting ready to make that critical, life-changing 30-second decision. The practical, yet rich, guide is based on solid research, practical experience and the insight of psychotherapists and change experts. Use these three unique templates to frame every decision you make and calibrate the value and worth of your decisions-before and after you make them:
* 5 successful decision-making keys, including getting out of your comfort zone and using a big-picture view
* A decision-making success model for aligning results and consequences
* Six-step problem-solving guide to help you pull it all together

You can be in control of change, choices and consequences by applying the wisdom delivered in the book's six chapters. Learn how to:
* Benefit from what has worked in the past and change what has not
* Be open to change
* Know where you are headed and how to tell when you have arrived
* Unscramble the difference between wants and needs
* Focus on the ideal vision for everything you use, do, produce and deliver
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Robert O. Brinkerhoff
"Roger Kaufman is a thought-leading master of planning, change, and decision-making. His decades of in-depth experience and deep thinking will pay off handsomely to any reader willing to try out his ideas."
Professor Emeritus Western Michigan University and author of Telling Training's Story
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874259162
  • Publisher: Human Resource Development Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 139
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     v
Introduction     vii
Decisions, You, and Success     1
The Five Keys for Successful Decisions     13
Don't Confuse What with How (or Ends are Not the Same as Means)     39
Practical Dreaming: An Imperative Focus for Everything You Use, Do, Produce, and Deliver     57
Aligning Results and Consequences: The Decision Success Model Story     71
Needs Versus Wants: Getting the Data for Justifiable Decisions     91
It Is Decision Time: That Critical 30 Seconds     111
Appendix: Bibliography     137
About the Author     143
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