Decision-Making

  • Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

    By Gary Klein

    Typical decision-making models present an academic approach to decision-making: identify a problem, identify and weigh alternatives, then make a decision. Klein’s research into how people actually make decisions stands this model on its head. The four sources of power he identifies are: intuition, mental simulation, metaphor and storytelling. Through over 50 detailed examples (stories) he makes his case.
  • How Good People Make Tough Choices

    By Rushworth Kidder

    Details a comprehensive, clear, decision-making guide based on moral values without coming across as partisan, preachy, naïve or old-fashioned. Fourteen years after its first publication, it was still ranked No. 8 on the Washington Post non-fiction bestseller list as of September 2009.
  • Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls

    By Warren Bennis and Noel Tichy

    Bennis’ books on leadership are classics. This latest book offers a useful framework for making tough calls when stakes are high, data is limited, and the right path is far from obvious. The book is filled with interviews with leaders who have both thrived and stumbled because of their judgment calls.

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