Decide and Conquer: Make Winning Decisions and Take Control of Your Life

 
9780131425019: Decide and Conquer: Make Winning Decisions and Take Control of Your Life

Decide & Conquer brings together all the practical skills you need to make the best possible decisions every day. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making... and shows exactly how to overcome them. Discover how your personality impacts your decision-making... why instincts and experience can lead you astray... how to simplify complicated decisions without oversimplifying them... and much more. You'll use these techniques in your relationships, your finances, your career ... every day, everywhere.

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What should you wear today? How should you invest? Where should you live? Who should you marry? Your life is the sum of the decisions you make. Better decisions mean a better life. This concise book brings together all the skills you need to make the best possible decisions every day. Stephen P. Robbins identifies the major roadblocks that stand in the way of making high-quality decisions -- and shows you exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover what you can't learn from experience... when to settle for a "good enough" decision... why your instincts can lead you astray... the surprising ways your personality shapes your decision making ... how to avoid "hearing what you want to hear"... and why you might be seeing patterns that aren't there. Decide & Conquer is a quick, easy read that'll pay dividends every time you make a decision... from your most trivial day-to-day choices to the most critical decisions of your life.And it's amazingly easy to make better decisions... once you've learned how. Decide & Conquer will teach you.

Drawing on the world's best research, Stephen P. Robbins offers plain-English insights into why people make bad decisions -- and how to improve the process. You'll discover...

...why decisions can't always be rational -- and how to make them more rational

...how your personality shapes your decisions

...how to cut even the most complicated decisions down to size

...how to overcome common biases that lead to bad decisions

This isn't theory: it's reality. You'll use these techniques in your relationships, your finances, your career ... every day, everywhere.

About the Author:

DR. STEPHEN P. ROBBINS is the world's best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organizational behavior. His books have sold more than two million copies, are currently used by students at more than one thousand U.S. colleges and universities, and are widely read worldwide. Robbins' Organizational Behavior, Tenth Edition (Prentice Hall) is the market leader throughout Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, India, China, and Scandinavia. He is also author of the global best seller The Truth About Managing People... and Nothing But the Truth.

Dr. Robbins holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and has served in management roles for Shell and Reynolds Metals. Currently professor emeritus at San Diego State University, Dr. Robbins' research interests have focused on conflict, power, and politics in organizations, behavioral decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in Business Horizons, California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, The Journal of Management Education, and other leading journals.

An avid participant in masters' track and field, Dr. Robbins has set numerous indoor and outdoor age-group world sprint records since turning 50 in 1993. He has won more than a dozen indoor and outdoor U.S. national titles at 60m, 100m, 200m, and 400m, and has won seven gold medals at the World Masters Championships.

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