Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices

Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices

Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices

Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices


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A concrete and hands-on method for improving your everyday decisions

Every 15 minutes, each of us can make ten or more small decisions. Some of them are relatively inconsequential, while others can change the course of our lives. What if you could improve all of your decisions, across the board, and start to build a healthier, more productive, and meaningful life?

In Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices, a team of accomplished industry experts delivers an evidence- and research-based blueprint for making the best decisions you can with the information you have. You’ll learn to make the targeted, repeated investment of energy required to turn your decision-making process into one informed by reason, emotion, intuition, and science.

In the book, you’ll discover:

  • How to put the decision-making process under a microscope and learn what makes a decision truly wise
  • Ways to help children, teens, and families make wise decisions
  • How to train yourself to make wise decisions with voice training and other strategies

A can’t-miss resource for parents, teachers, coaches, managers, executives, and other business leaders, Wise Decisions also offers timeless advice and guidance for anyone else hoping to improve the decision-making abilities of the people close to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119931409
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/08/2022
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 525,272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

DR. JIM LOEHR is Co-founder of the Johnson and Johnson Human Performance Institute, which has trained and inspired more than 250,000 leaders around the world since its creation in 1992. He is the author of numerous books, including Leading with Character and The Personal Credo Journal.

DR. SHEILA OHLSSON is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She earned her doctorate in Behavioral Genetics from the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College in London.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Part I Your Own Decision Advisor (Y.O.D.A) Fundamentals 9

Chapter 1 Health Ignites Wisdom in Decision-Making 11

Chapter 2 Getting Through to the Inner Core 25

Chapter 3 The Voices in Our Head 33

Chapter 4 Time for Serious Reflection 39

Chapter 5 Equipping Y.O.D.A. with the Right Stuff 47

Chapter 6 Protecting Your Inner Core at All Costs 55

Chapter 7 Nature via Nurture: The Science of Uploading Y.O.D.A. 63

Part II Y.O.D.A. Applied to Children, Teens, and Families 75

Chapter 8 Y.O.D.A. Rising: Parenting Young Children 77

Chapter 9 High-Performance Training for Parents: Y.O.D.A. for Teens 85

Chapter 10 Transforming Your Family Story with Your Trained Inner Voice 93

Part III Y.O.D.A. in the Broader Arena of Life 101

Chapter 11 Managing Energy and Your Inner Voice 103

Chapter 12 Managing Emotions and the Role of Y.O.D.A. 111

Chapter 13 The Inner Voice and Managing Stress 127

Chapter 14 The Role of Y.O.D.A. in Finding Flow 135

Chapter 15 Y.O.D.A. Guided Storytelling 141

Part IV Y.O.D.A. Training Strategies 153

Chapter 16 Voice Training 101 155

Chapter 17 Using Y.O.D.A. to Get Home 161

Chapter 18 Summary Wisdom from Y.O.D.A. 171

Sources 177

Acknowledgments 211

Index 217

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