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The professional decision-thinker : America's new management and education priority

Author: Ben J Heirs; Peter Farrell, (Writer on decision making)
Publisher: New York : Dodd Mead, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heirs, Ben J.
Professional decision-thinker.
New York : Dodd Mead, ©1987
(OCoLC)755137556
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben J Heirs; Peter Farrell, (Writer on decision making)
ISBN: 0396092039 9780396092032
OCLC Number: 16093021
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1986.
Description: xiv, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The setting : out thinking challenge --
pt. 1. The Theory and rules of decision-thinking. A new perception of management : the pre-eminent role of thinking --
The manager is also a thinker --
The whole iceberg : the model of the decision-thinking process --
Stage 1 : defining the rich question and gathering relevant information --
Stage 2 : creating alternatives and tolerating waste --
Stage 3 : predicting the future consequences and planning for contingencies --
Stage 4 : the decision : deciding on probabilities, risks and rewards --
The unique characteristics of decision-thinking --
Western myths about decision-thinking --
pt. 2. Managing our decision-thinking process. Models : what we think about --
The instruments of our mind : what we think with --
Know thy thinking self --
Three mental poisons --
Perceiving your colleagues as thinkers --
Managing a thinking team : the key to coping with complexity and change --
The eureka factor and getting out of your mind's way --
Your mind, your body and your decision-thinking --
Building public demand for professional decision-thinking --
Conclusion : action this day : becoming a professional decision-thinker.
Responsibility: Ben Heirs with Peter Farrell.

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