Making Winning Business Decisions

A Framework for Critical Thinking and Decision Making

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About This Course

More people are making more decisions—and are being forced to make them faster—in an increasingly unpredictable and less forgiving environment. More is at stake than ever before. In this sped-up world, you’re likely to have exactly one shot to get a decision right, not three. And if you get it wrong, you have less time to correct mistakes and reestablish credibility.

Decision-making prowess is a skill that can and should be learned. Why do well-intentioned, smart, experienced professionals make poor decisions far too often? We believe it’s because they haven’t been taught a disciplined process for making winning decisions. Left to fend for themselves, they’ve relied on intuition, brains, luck, common sense, and training within the narrow bounds of their professional expertise. Unfortunately, in today’s environment those aren’t sufficient.

This Learning Sprint:

  • Illuminates your current decision-making process using a challenging case study.
  • Takes you through the process and challenges inherent in framing decisions and gathering intelligence in a second case exercise.
  • Guides you through a process for coming to conclusions and learning from experience based on the results of your case study.
  • Prepare your leaders for effective critical thinking so you can avoid the costly pitfalls of today’s high-stakes business environment.

The Sprint is based on Paul J.H. Schoemaker’s bestselling books Decision Traps and Winning Decisions.

Expert Faculty

John Austin

Professor, Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University

Course Features

100% Online Course Platform

30 Minutes Per Day

Leadership Coaching

World-Class Expert Teaching

Community of Practice

Course Overview

Week One

MAKING BETTER DECISIONS

  • Exploring Decision Quality
  • TODD RACING Challenge
  • Developing a Group Decision
  • Assessing Group Decision Quality
Week Two

FRAMING AND GATHERING INTELLIGENCE

  • Managing Frames
  • Your Frames Guide Your Decisions
  • Framing Your Course Simulation
  • Overcoming Biases
Week Three

COMING TO CONCLUSIONS AND LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

  • How We Make Decisions
  • Group & Organizational Pressure on Decisions
  • Coming to a Conclusion
  • Learning From Experience

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