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Effective Decision Making and Problem Solving

Language:  English
The skills we need to solve today’s problems are different to any other time. Learn how to solve problems and make decisions effectively in this ‘new normal’
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Solving today’s problems and making decisions involves a different way of thinking than before the pandemic. This eBook covers some of the new skills required to be more effective with these new skills:You will:

  • Discover how seeing different perspectives gives you whole new outlook on decision-making
  • Resolve to use critical and creative thinking in solving today’s challenges
  • Learn how the brain contemplates problems
  • Become aware of the critical thinking mental models that help us to come to decisions
  • Learn six models that help you solve problems and make decisions
Learn the skills that will set you apart in today’s world, where critical thinking skills are vital in solving today’s challenges

About the Author

Sean McPheat, the Founder and Managing Director of management development specialists, MTD Training is the author of this publication. Sean has been featured on CNN, BBC, ITV, on numerous radio stations and has contributed to many newspapers. He’s been featured in over 450 different publications as a thought leader within the management development and training industry.
  • About the author
  1. Introduction - Why decision-making and problem-solving are so important today
  2. Big Picture Thinking
    1. Why your frame of reference matters
    2. Seeing different perspectives for the same situation
  3. What decision-making and problem-solving requires today
    1. Agile, flexible and adaptive thinking
    2. The mindsets required to think outside the box
  4. Strategic thinking skills for problem-solving and decision-making
    1. Steps to help us reduce complexity
  5. Critical Thinking Strategies
    1. Convergent analytical thinking
    2. Divergent thinking
    3. Creative thinking
    4. How to think critically
  6. Critical Thinking Mental Models
    1. Occam’s razor
    2. Scenario Analysis
    3. Questioning skills to think critically
  7. How our brain thinks
    1. Logical and creative thinking preferences
    2. Neuroplasticity
  8. Three effective problem-solving models
    1. Morphological Forced Connections
    2. Why-How mapping
    3. Mind-Mapping
  9. Three effective decision-making models
    1. Fishbone technique
    2. Criteria Judgements
    3. Field Force Analysis
  10. Conclusion
  11. References
About the Author

Sean McPheat