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How Successful People Make Decisions

Decision making is a key component of success in every sphere of life.  As with any other skill, blindly copying someone else is seldom a good strategy. But it is possible to learn a lot from modelling what works well and generally gets good results for others. Here’s a list of the decisive characteristics that help […]

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How to Make a Decision – 7 Crucial Steps

​​These 7 crucial steps are a helpful general guide to making a decision.  There are many different kinds of decisions and not all of them will fit neatly into any decision making template, but this one can be adapted ​to suit ​your circumstances.  ​Taking these 7 steps involves asking yourself some key questions: 1. Whose […]

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What Plants Can Teach Us About Decision Making

​What can plants teach us about decision making? ​ When you’re feeling stuck, take a leaf from this plant You might think plants have no choice. They’re rooted to the spot wherever they’ve grown or been planted and that’s it. For better or worse, their fate is decided, and there they will struggle, thrive or […]

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Do you have this crucial decision making skill?

Do you have this crucial decision making skill? We’re often told improving our decision making skills is a sure fire way to succeed in your career, and life in general. When people want to improve their decision making skills most people think in terms of acquiring or buffing up on specific techniques. These are often […]

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Value of 5 Step Decision Making

Originally proposed by John Dewey back in 1910, his 5 step problem solving and decision making model is now widely adapted as a marketing theory.  It’s used to understand and improve your customers’ ‘buying journey’.  Despite over a century of changes in commerce, the simple 5 step model remains relevant and helpful for analysing the […]

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Decision tree as guide to jury in reaching verdict

When they retired to consider their verdict in the high profile cricketer Ben Stokes affray trial, the judge helpfully provided a “route to verdict” document to the jury.​ ​This kind of document can be drawn as a simple decision tree. It clearly outlines the questions the jury needed to answer and the order they should […]

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The drawback of everyday decision making

Are you damaging your decision making on a daily basis? We generally believe that most skills in life can be improved with practise. It seems obvious that doing more of something, frequently and regularly will build our ability to perform any skill. Sports, languages, and music are good examples of this general principle. We might […]

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Decision Making by Divination

Many different models of decision making have been developed but every model is ultimately based on a view of the world, humanity’s place in it and the role of the individual. Many who think good decision making must be rational or logical decry divination as mere superstition. But is such condemnation justifiable and reasonable? Divination […]

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