Decision Making and Problem Solving

ISBN-10: 0749466960
ISBN-13: 9780749466961
Edition: 2nd 2013
Authors: John Adair
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 3/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 104
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Line managers and leaders of all levels need to ensure that problems are solved in the optimal way and that the ideas and innovations for tomorrow's business flow freely. Decision Making and Problem Solvinghelps them master the processes of practical thinking which lie behind effective decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, it explains key concepts such as: principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills, and how to develop thinking skills in the future.

Introduction
Your mind at work
Is your brain working now?
The functions of the mind
The Depth Mind principle
Key points
The art of effective decision making
Define the objective
Collect relevant information
Generate feasible options
Make the decision
Implement and evaluate
Key points
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
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
How to generate ideas
Brainstorming
How to run a brainstorming session
Key points
Thinking outside the box
Towards a more creative approach
Look wider for solutions
How to use your Depth Mind
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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