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"Decision-making" Blog Posts

August 26, 2021

How Instincts Rule Our Choices: My Expert Interview With Matthew Willcox

Nudging people's decisions with their own instincts can be a powerful tool. But one that should be wielded carefully and ethically

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December 14, 2017

How to Deal With a Big Decision When the Boss Is Away

A big problem has somehow landed in your lap. Everyone's looking to you to make the final decision, the ripples of which will extend far beyond your little team. But the boss went on holiday with a clear "do not disturb" notice. What do you do? How Urgent Is the Decision? Is the boss's unavailability […]

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August 3, 2017

Enter the Matrix, and Choose Your Path

Luckily, we're talking about the Boston Matrix – a tool to help marketing managers with product portfolio planning – not what Keanu Reeves discovered in 1999. Yeah, I'll admit Laurence (formerly Larry) Fishburne also played his part, but in more of a business consultant role. The type of matrix represented in the Wachowski sisters' film […]

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May 8, 2015

Leap Before you Look!

There are many occasions in life when it seems easier to stay on a familiar, risk-free, but ultimately unsatisfying path, rather than to strike off into uncharted territory. And it's easy to understand that position. If you have a family or a mortgage, or economic conditions are tough, the risks of change can appear to […]

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January 16, 2015

Important Decisions...

I'm not the most methodical person in the world when it comes to making decisions. I tend to go with my gut instinct a lot of the time – whether it "feels" right or not. If it does, then I go with it, if it doesn’t – well, I don’t. But some decisions are more important or […]

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October 10, 2014

Improve Your Decision Making With This Simple Checklist

There are many factors that we need to consider when we make a decision. But it's all too easy to plow ahead without considering it from all angles. For instance, I've lost count of the number of poor decisions I've made because I was overly optimistic and didn't stop to consider the downsides, or whether what […]

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