Decide and Conquer: Make Winning Decisions and Take Control by Stephen P. Robbins

By Stephen P. Robbins

Better judgements result in a greater existence: one that's happier, wealthier, more fit and extra pleasurable. Decide and Conquer brings jointly the entire functional talents readers intend to make the very best judgements each day. Best-selling writer, and the world's number 1 administration textbook writer, Stephen P. Robbins attracts at the most recent learn to spot the most important the explanation why humans make terrible decisions--and supply no-nonsense, plain-English options. Robbins' fast, effortless questionnaires display the magnificent methods your character affects your judgements, and is helping you advance a decision-making sort that works for you. all through, Robbins attracts at the most recent, in addition to vintage, examine to bare the decision-making blunders nearly all people makes. Readers notice what they can't research from adventure, why their instincts usually lead them off target, tips on how to steer clear of "hearing simply what they need to hear," and why they could be seeing styles that aren't there. Robbins exhibits the way to simplify complex judgements with no oversimplifying them, and while to accept a "good enough" determination. This publication is a brief, effortless learn that'll pay dividends with each new decision...from the main trivial to crucial.

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Low-risk seekers are likely to identify, value, and choose alternatives that have low chances for failure. Right or wrong, that often means alternatives that contain minimal change from the status quo. High risk takers, on the other hand, are more likely to identify, value, and choose alternatives that are unique and that have a greater chance of failing. 27 This page intentionally left blank Chapter Six 1 Who Controls Your Destiny? 1 1. a. Making a lot of money is largely a matter of getting the right breaks.

I make decisions in a logical and systematic way. Strongly Agree ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 19 DECIDE & CONQUER Neither Agree or Strongly Disagree Disagree Disagree Agree 5. I generally make decisions that feel right to me. 6. My decision making requires careful thought. 7. When I make a decision, it is more important for me to feel the decision is right than to have a rational reason for it. 8. When making a decision, I consider various options in terms of a specific goal.

The higher your score, the higher your level of impulsiveness. 2 The first measures your ability to focus on the task at hand and to control racing thoughts. The second assesses your tendency to act on the spur of the moment. And the third measures your ability to think ahead and to enjoy challenging mental tasks. Together, these three subtraits provide a fairly consistent measure of impulsiveness. Like procrastination, impulsiveness in some situations can be positive. For minor decisions that have minimal long-term consequences, being able to decide quickly minimizes stress and can make life easier.

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