Initial Thoughts on How Decision Making Skills Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire
Although the title for this curated blog post, “How Decision Making Skills Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire,” is tongue in cheek, there is much truth to it. Decision making is a critical skill that you use every day. Making the right decision helps to decide whether you achieve your goals in life. This is the fifth curated post in the series to help you to learn and master the key skills needed for future jobs.
I used CurationSoft as well as BuzzSumo to find the pieces of content for this blog post. I tried to select content from across various media, and I am using many of the other tips that I found in Curate This to bring you the best information that I can find right now. Some people will prefer to read an article, while others will opt to watch a video, or a SlideShare presentation. What I would like you to do, is to read each piece of content in this post.
When reading, viewing, and listening to each piece of content in this curated post on decision making skills, answer the following questions to get a firm grasp of decision making skills.
- What is the main purpose of this article? Why did the author write it?
- What is the key question that the author is addressing is?
- What is the most important information in this article? This includes facts, experiences, and/or data the author is using to support her/his conclusions.
- What are the main inferences/conclusions in this article?
- What are the key idea(s) you need to understand in this article?
- What are the main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking?
- If you take what the author is saying seriously, what are the implications? If you do not take what the author is saying seriously, what are the implications?
- What are the main point(s) of view presented in this article?
What is Decision Making? How Decision Making Skills Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire
Decision Making Skills (With Examples): This article is found on The Balance website. Decision making definition, why employers value decision making, and examples of decision making skills for resumes, cover letters. You will also find a simple decision making process that you can use.
What is Decision Making?: You will find a definition of decision making, as well as a decision making process that you will be familiar with.
“Decision-making is an integral part of modern management. Essentially, Rational or sound decision making is taken as primary function of management. Every manager takes hundreds and hundreds of decisions subconsciously or consciously making it as the key component in the role of a manager. “
Ways to Improve Your Decision Making Skills
How to Improve Your Decision Making Skills: In this Forbes article, Lynda Shaw offers four suggestions on how to make better decisions.
“Very little is done without a decision being made, so it’s vital that everyone in your team is able to make decisions quickly and skilfully. If you or your people hesitate for too long, money can be lost and morale can plummet. And in our fast-changing world this is more important today than ever before.”
Will Algorithms Erode Our Decision-Making Skills?: I love this article because of the question it raises. We are familiar with the adage, if you don’t use it, you lose it. If we become too reliant on algorithms and other technologies to make decisions, human judgment will decrease. This article is worth the read.
The advancement of algorithms may result in the loss of human judgment, a new report says. Experts on the subject weigh the pros and cons of computer code that aims to make our lives easier.
The Five Bases for Decision Making Success: Phillip Van Hooser at TEDxMurrayStateU
Phillip Van Hooser talks about success before he delves into decision making. The definition of success is choices. The more choices you have, the more opportunities come from them. He spends time talking about the five bases for decision making:
- Have the right tools and know how to use them.
- Know the rules, both written and unwritten.
- Position yourself effectively.
- Master your time.
- Make the call – decide.
He explains each of the bases and also talks about the four types of decisions you can make.
The Five Phases of Decision-Making – Part 1: This is part one of a two part article on problem solving and decision making. I include this article to reinforce what you have learned so far.
The Five Phases of Decision-Making – Part 2: This is the second part of the article on problem solving and decision making. In this part of the article, the focus is on finding the best solution – making the best decision.
How Switching Careers Paid Off for This COO: This Fortune article by Kirsten Helvey is about how to make tough decisions. She follows four rules when making tough decisions – Trust yourself, Seek advice when necessary, Learn from your decisions, and Stay positive. The article is definitely worth the read.
Effective Decision Making | SkillsYouNeed: On the Skills You Need website, you’ll find a few of the 10 key skills needed for future jobs. Learn about decision-making, and some ideas about how to do it. In particular, learn why it can be difficult, and how to overcome these problems.
How Good Is Your Decision Making? – from MindTools.com: MindTools is another valuable website that has information on a few of the 10 key skills needed for future jobs. Decision making is a key skill in the workplace, and is particularly important if you want to be an effective leader. There is an assessment tool to rank your effectiveness at decision making.
Decision making skills and techniques guide: Good decision making skills is the foundation for life and time management skills. You will find information on decision making skills and techniques as well as a simple and straightforward decision making process.
How to Make Decisions – Decision Making Tools From MindTools.com: This is another decision making article on MindTools. When you’re making a decision that involves complex issues, you also need to engage your problem-solving as well as decision-making skills. You will find a seven-step approach to decision making:
- Create a constructive environment.
- Investigate the situation in detail.
- Generate good alternatives.
- Explore your options.
- Select the best solution.
- Evaluate your plan.
- Communicate your decision, and take action.
The article looks at each of the steps in detail.
5 Simple Steps to Improve Your Decision Making: Entrepreneurs are natural born problem solvers. To solve difficult problems, you need to make difficult decisions. In this post, you will find five simple steps to improve your decision making abilities.
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Presentation on problem solving and decision making skills with case studies. The presentation deals with problem solving, then decision making, and finally shows how the two are related You will find techniques and stages in the problem solving and decision making process.
Decision Making Skills: 5 Decision Making Tools
“In this video, Andrea Cairella, LPCC in Long Beach, CA covers decision making skills and decision making tools so effective decision making can occur. By learning the 5 decision making tools that lead to effective decision making you will be able to have the decision making skills necessary to live a peaceful, fulfilling and intentional life.”
Book Summary: Develop Your Decision Making Skills
This is a summary of Develop Your Decision Making Skills.
10 Best Strategy Games That Test Your Decision Making Skills: I am not a gamer, but this is not about me. It is about you. That’s why I am including this piece of content. You may recognize some of the games mentioned in the article.
“Strategy gaming is a niche that is beloved by many because it offers the possibility to make your own calculations and decisions necessary to win the match. As it only depends on you to make the right choices, strategy games offer a sense of control when it comes to the gameplay that can help the player create detailed plans and tactics.”
Decision Making Skills to Make Confident and Effective Decisions
The basic thing behind the strategic training and development process is to provide the knowledge and skills to the employees of an organization to perform tasks in the given time frame.
2017 Job Trends: 15 Skills Employers Are Now Looking For – Parade: Problem solving and decision making are among the skills mentioned in this article. The article talks about each of the 10 skills mentioned in the article.
How to take a Tough Decision in Tough Situation Decision Making Skills by Vivek Bindra
“This short training by Mr. Bindra highlights that types of decisions may vary but the reason of making should be just that one thing called ‘Goal’. Yes, any decision that brings you more close to your ultimate aim is the right decision. But, unless your goal is clear, you may keep making decisions that will take you nowhere. Hence, it is important for all to watch this clip to know the Decision Making Skills and Techniques one must follow. Remember great decision makers are the great leaders.”
Final Thoughts on How Decision Making Skills Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire
As I create curated posts on the 10 key skills needed for future jobs, I am noticing that the posts are very different. For some skills, it is easier to find information than for others. After you have read through each piece of content on decision making skills, you will have a strong foundational knowledge on which you can build.
Please remember to read a book on how to become a better decision maker, so that you can round out your knowledge of the skill. Simply reading each piece of content in the curated post is not enough to learn and master decision making skills. Also apply what you have learned to cement the knowledge.
Recently, I read Decision Diagnosis: Seven Antidotes to Decision Procrastination and found it to be a very good book. It is written by a surgeon, and he walks you through the process of making decisions in medicine. I like it when you use information from one discipline in another.
Additionally, I have created a handy guide to walk you through the process of learning the 10 key employability skills, as well as other skills I think you’ll need to succeed at work in the future. This will give you what you need to thrive in 2020.
Decision Making Skills Books