Managers and leaders of all levels need to ensure that the best decisions are taken, problems are solved in the optimum way, and the creative ideas and innovations so necessary for tomorrow's business flow freely. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to 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: how the mind works, the 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 their thinking skills in the future.
Problem Solving Strategies: Decision Making and Problem Solving for a Cluttered and Confusing World. When faced with problems, people often hide, allow their dreams to fall away, and ultimately disallow themselves to live the lives they truly desire. With the help of this book, people can rectify the fear they face every time they find themselves up against a problem. They can create logical and creative solutions and glide through life's everyday problems, for the rest of their days. Problem Solving Strategies: Decision Making and Problem Solving demands to understand why people allow themselves to falter against their problems. When faced with a problem, different kinds of people do different kinds of things. For example: some hide. Some turn to the assistance of others, and some work through their problems creatively. How can you, the reader, learn to encapsulate all the elements of the perfect problem solver-with all of his logical, analytical, and CREATIVE pursuits-to create an essential solution to your problem? This book teaches the reader how to identify his problems. (Know that this is NOT as easy as it seems. Generally, the "problem at hand" is not the problem at the root.)It teaches the reader to utilize both the LEFT and the RIGHT brain, to create strategic life hacks, and to engage in SELF HYPNOSIS to effectively initiate creative solutions. Furthermore, this book walks the reader through step-by-step problem solving solutions to classic relationship-based problems. Don't Allow Yourself to Falter from Your Dreams. Work Through Your Problems. Today.
Ensuring innovation and a creative approach to new challenges is crucial in leadership success. Being able to communicate and share your ideas takes no less skill. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to learn key techniques and models to confidently make the right decisions. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, Adair provides a clear framework to find solutions, generate ideas and inspire confidence in your team - so you can spot the solution in every problem, and create ideas to rival even the best strategists.
Business & Economics by Michael Kallet,Mike Kallet
Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills
Author: Michael Kallet,Mike Kallet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Filled with real-world examples and exercises, this practical resource presents more that 25 "tools" to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues that are applicable across industries and functions, from individuals to senior executives.
Change and uncertainty have become an inevitable part of life, the world is more turbulent than it used to be, and is susceptible to rapid and often unpredictable change, creating the need for more creative problem solving than ever in order to survive in these conditions. In this new edition Mick Hicks addresses the need for a new range of problem solving and decision making strategies for dealing with the problems of the modern business environment. He identifies that there is no one problem solving process or technique that is universally applicable to all the types of problem situation, and presents the processes which have had the most impact on improving our problem solving abilities, provides detailed background information about them (including illustrative case studies) to give a practical guide for their use and shows how the different approaches complement each other, thus providing a complete problem solving system to tackle almost all types of problem situation. Change and uncertainty have become an inevitable part of life, the world is more turbulent than it used to be, and is susceptible to rapid and often unpredictable change, creating the need for more creative problem solving than ever in order to survive in these conditions. In this new edition Mick Hicks addresses the need for a new range of problem solving and decision making strategies for dealing with the problems of the modern business environment. He identifies that there is no one problem solving process or technique that is universally applicable to all the types of problem situation, and presents the processes which have had the most impact on improving our problem solving abilities, provides detailed background information about them (including illustrative case studies) to give a practical guide for their use and shows how the different approaches complement each other, thus providing a complete problem solving system to tackle almost all types of problem situation.
Business & Economics by Career Solutions Training Group,Jerry R. McMurtry,Doris D. Humphrey
Author: Career Solutions Training Group,Jerry R. McMurtry,Doris D. Humphrey
Publisher: South-Western Pub
Category: Business & Economics
This book enhances the opportunity for career success by targeting fundamental skills needed in today's workplace.Covering topics such as thinking outside the box, team decision making and creating positive change in the workplace, Decision Making and Problem Solving will build upon the user's basic knowledge allowing them to feel more confident in this area.
10 Steps to Better Decision Making and Problem Solving at Work
Author: Jeremy Kourdi
Publisher: Cyan Books
Category: Business & Economics
This practical and accessible book provides a 10-step plan for better problem solving and decision making that enables anyone to find effective solutions and options, avoid pitfalls, manage risk, and work with people to ensure that decisions are successfully implemented.
To be a successful manufacturing operation, employees must eliminate equipment and production related losses. However, most shopfloor workers don't have the necessary skills to perform the problem-solving tasks that accomplish this goal. They must be trained in the proper methods for logically and systematically discovering the root causes of a situation. Based on the firsthand experiences of author Bob Sproull, Process Problem Solving: A Guide for Maintenance and Operations Teamspresents a precise methodology for understanding problems in a manufacturing environment. The book begins by introducing various problem-solving tools, including fish diagrams, tree diagrams, cause-and-effect diagrams, and flow diagrams. Using real-world examples, Sproull takes readers systematically through each tool and discusses them in depth. The central tool in Process Problem Solvingis the Problem Analysis Flow (PAF) chart. Containing ten major sections, it combines many of the tools discussed at the beginning of the book. According to the author, the PAF chart is the most thorough and comprehensive problem-solving tool. It creates a systematic method for understanding and solving the root causes of problems. To teach the necessary problem-solving skills, Sproull uses powerful learning techniques that guide the reader through the process. Each chapter begins with a section entitled "What You Should Learn in this Chapter," which specifically emphasizes the main points presented. In addition, each chapter is sprinkled with "keyword" boxes that advise the reader of important terms. Process Problem Solvingis filled with Sproull's "Problem Solving Truths." These are key ideas the author wants to highlight, so the reader retains important pieces of information. Finally, Process Problem Solvingfollows a "learn and do" approach. The end of each chapter asks the reader to talk about what they have learned. This interactive approach helps readers retain a
The author of In the Valley of the Kings presents nine essays from a doctor's residency—from a life-and-death effort to keep an oxygen mask on a claustrophobic patient to a nightmarish struggle to convince a man he has cancer to the lounge of a snowbound hospital where doctors swap yarns through the night. 15,000 first printing.
Computers by Debra Gross,Frank Akaiwa,Karleen Nordquist
SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS WITH MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCEL 2013 prepares your students to solve business problems by moving beyond the basic point and click skills to think critically about realistic business situations. When students combine software analysis with their own decision making abilities, they are more likely meet any business challenge with success. The Succeeding in Business Series emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking, and analysis - challenging students to find efficient and effective solutions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education by Linda Bruene Butler,Erin M. Bruno,Maureen Reilly Papke,Teresa Farley Shapiro
A Curriculum for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning : Grades 4-5
Author: Linda Bruene Butler,Erin M. Bruno,Maureen Reilly Papke,Teresa Farley Shapiro
Publisher: Research PressPub
"Developed over three decades of implementation in a wide range of schools, this research-validated curriculum focuses on teaching students to be reflective, nonimpulsive, and responsible decision makers and problem solvers - while emphasizing essential literacy skills. It is ideal for classroom use and can be adapted for small group settings." "The program uses a variety of cooperative learning methods, including small-group brainstorming, problem solving, and role-playing activities. Students learn skills such as self-control, listening, respectful communication, giving and receiving help, and working cooperatively and fairly in groups. The manual includes numerous reproducible worksheets."--BOOK JACKET.
Decision making by David Allred Whetten,Kim S. Cameron,Mike Woods
Author: David Allred Whetten,Kim S. Cameron,Mike Woods
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Category: Decision making
Suitable for managers and students, this book provides a framework for overcoming problems of all kinds encountered within an organization. Both rational and more creative methods of problem-solving are presented, with an emphasis placed on their practical application.
From Doctor to Patient - What I Learned About Medicine's Inhumanity
Author: Dr. Rana Awdish
Publisher: Bantam Press
At seven months pregnant, intensive care doctor Rana Awdish suffered a catastrophic medical event, haemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. She spent months fighting for her life in her own hospital, enduring multiple major surgeries and a series of organ failures. Every step of the way, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected and shocking than her battle to survive: her fellow doctors' inability to see and acknowledge the pain of loss and human suffering, the result of a self-protective barrier hard-wired in medical training. In Shock is Rana Awdish's searing account of her extraordinary journey from doctor to patient. From a unique perspective, she sees for the first time the dysfunction of her profession's disconnection from patients and the flaws in her own past practice as a doctor. Shatteringly personal yet wholly universal, it is both a brave roadmap for anyone navigating illness and a call to arms for doctors to see each patient not as a diagnosis but as a human being.
Improve Your Critical Thinking and Decision Making Skills and Learn How to Solve Problems Creatively
Author: Michael Sloan
Are you often overwhelmed by your problems in life? Do you sometimes think that if only you had an analytical mind, then you could fix all of the things that plague you? Are you constantly obsessing over the obstacles and challenges in your life but you feel like there's nothing you can do? Believe it or not, but you are a natural problem solver! With the Art of Problem Solving 101, we're here to teach you how to unlock your natural problem solving abilities and not only teach you how to solve problems, but also teach you how to become a problem solver. A problem solver lives a different life from other people. They learn to embrace adversity, develop important processes and work through any challenge in their life. With the help of our book, you can become one too, even if you don't feel like you have an analytical mind. With our threefold process of approach, discovery and action, you will learn everything that you need to become a problem solver as well as someone who is capable of handling extreme adversity. If you've ever been curious on the philosophy of those who are strong enough to endure hardship and chaos without losing their minds, then the Art of Problem Solving 101 is for you. We'll teach you everything you need to know about developing the kind of character that tells the world "I'm here to solve problems and nothing can stop me."
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Solving Complex Organizational Problems
Author: P. Koku
Category: Business & Economics
As interest in MBA programs and business schools more generally continues to grow, it is essential that teachers and students analyse their established strategy for decision making. The successful use of case studies in business schools shows the superior outcomes of an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving. Disappointingly, functional departmental silos within universities still exist and keep problem solvers from seeing all the effects of a given issue. In addition to providing teaching material, Decision Making in Marketing and Finance provides motives and strategies to break down functional silos in making informed and effective business and finance decisions. Koku achieves his goal by showing how value can be created for shareholders and other stakeholders, linking marketing and finance decision making, and providing much-needed teaching materials for an interdisciplinary approach to case analysis.
Developing Skills for Decision Making and Innovation
Author: Tony Proctor
Category: Business & Economics
This refreshing new edition of Creative Problem Solving for Managers provides the most up-to-date and extensive introduction to the ideas and skills of solving problems creatively in the world of business and management.
In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers, Paul Brest and Linda Hamilton Krieger prepare students and professionals to be creative problem solvers, wise counselors, and effective decision makers. The authors provide readers with knowledge of decision theory, probability and statistics, social and cognitive psychology, and arm them against common sources of judgment error. The ultimate goal is to help readers "get it right" in their roles as professionals, citizens, and individuals.