Be Decisive – Now!

Series
Pearson
Author
Jos van Rozen  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
296
Pub.-date
August 2016
ISBN13
9781292119779
ISBN
1292119772


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Description

Discover how to Be Decisive - Now!

 

This 2-in-1 guide is designed to help you become a more effective decision maker in an instant, whilst giving you the deeper knowledge to ensure long-lasting results.

 

With the unique 2-in-1 approach, you can learn your way. Use the seven Speed Read tips immediately, then take your time exploring the Big Picture chapters.

 

·    Make the right decisions quickly and effectively

·    Understand the problem properly and work out your priorities

·    Ensure your decision is the right one and avoid the common mistakes

·    Know the value of risk planning and how to do it successfully

·    Look back to learn lessons on better decisions next time

 

As an ambitious manager, you need the right information at the right time to help you advance in your career. The 2-in-1 Manager will ensure you improve and succeed in business, right now and in the future.

Features

Discover how to Be Decisive - Now!

 

This 2-in-1 guide is designed to help you become a more effective decision maker in an instant, whilst giving you the deeper knowledge to ensure long-lasting results.

 

With the unique 2-in-1 approach, you can learn your way. Use the seven Speed Read tips immediately, then take your time exploring the Big Picture chapters.

 

·    Make the right decisions quickly and effectively

·    Understand the problem properly and work out your priorities

·    Ensure your decision is the right one and avoid the common mistakes

·    Know the value of risk planning and how to do it successfully

·    Look back to learn lessons on better decisions next time

 

As an ambitious manager, you need the right information at the right time to help you advance in your career. The 2-in-1 Manager will ensure you improve and succeed in business, right now and in the future.

 

Benchmark

9781292098364 The Little Book of Big Decision Models

Table of Contents

1.   Get the Problem Right

1.1.   Create distance, set the context first

1.2.   Sift symptoms from causes

1.3.   Know your strategic priorities

1.4.   Articulate your problem statement

1.5.   Validate your problem with stakeholders

1.6.   Filter out problem and solution bias

1.7.   Be clear about ownership and key roles

 

2.   Develop Creative Alternatives

2.1.   Alternatives are more than contrasting props
2.2.   Go for unique ideas to bolster your competitive position
2.3.   Think outside the box!
2.4.   Focus on bigger problems to find bigger solutions
2.5.   Use clear ground rules for productive brainstorming
2.6.   Give your alternatives an honest, fair chance
2.7.   Go on, do cherry-pick

 

3.   What would you Really, Really you do Without the Money?

3.1.   Make the most of what you have with the Optimised Base Case

3.2.   Create real value, fast

3.3.   Create instant credibility (1)

3.4.   Create instant credibility (2
3.5.   Unveil value in projects you’d normally avoid
3.6.   Be clear on why not to do the Optimised Base Case
3.7.   Harvest insights gained from the Optimised Base Case

 

4.   Ensure your Decision is the Right One

4.1.   Align with company strategy

4.2.   Validate your Right to Succeed
4.3.   Avoid the “There Is No Doubt” decision trap 
4.4.   Ensure early vertical alignment
4.5.   Don’t second-guess your leader
4.6.   Be clear about what you are giving up
4.7.   How does this fit with other things going on? 

 

5.   Prepare for Success

5.1.   Be clear about what really drives value

5.2.   Prepare to be wrong
5.3.   Work with a Range of Outcomes
5.4.   Encourage constructive challenge
5.5.   Appoint value driver owners
5.6.   Cast the net of outcomes wide
5.7.   Reduce the downside, maximise the upside

 

6.   Be Realistic about Risks

6.1.   Know the value of risk planning

6.2.   Check for different risk types 
6.3.   What risks should you worry about most?
6.4.   Ask about options
6.5.   Explore exit strategies 
6.6.   Set trip wires and keep an eye on things
6.7.   Erect guard rails


 

7.   Look Back to Look Ahead

7.1.   Understand why hardly anyone ever looks back

7.2.   Look back to learn some lessons
7.3.   Make it swift, painless and valuable
7.4.   Look ahead to make looking back easier
7.5.   Have a mind-set for failure
7.6.   Align incentives for looking back
7.7.   Include lessons from the past in your proposal

Back Cover

Discover how to Be Decisive - Now!

 

This 2-in-1 guide is designed to help you become a more effective decision maker in an instant, whilst giving you the deeper knowledge to ensure long-lasting results.

 

With the unique 2-in-1 approach, you can learn your way. Use the seven Speed Read tips immediately, then take your time exploring the Big Picture chapters.

 

·    Make the right decisions quickly and effectively

·    Understand the problem properly and work out your priorities

·    Ensure your decision is the right one and avoid the common mistakes

·    Know the value of risk planning and how to do it successfully

·    Look back to learn lessons on better decisions next time

 

As an ambitious manager, you need the right information at the right time to help you advance in your career. The 2-in-1 Manager will ensure you improve and succeed in business, right now and in the future.

Author

Jos van Rozen is a Strategy and Business Case Consultant helping companies make great decisions and deliver value. For over fifteen years, he has worked with project managers, strategic planners and business management teams across acquisitions, capital programs, merger integrations, new product development and pricing decisions.

Reader Review(s)

“Many companies spend far too much time trying to win approval of their initiatives, and far too little time analysing what the best option is in the first place. In Be Decisive –Now!, you will find tools and approaches that might turn your decision-making process on its head... in ways which can actually help you make better decisions.”

Bill Schultz, President, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada 

 

“Want to be a world-class decision maker? Jos Van Rozen shows you how with essential tips and rich examples!”

Bill Herbert, Director, Corporate Development, Ruiz Foods

 

“A comprehensive guide to effective decision making. This book contains a wealth of practical and novel tips that will help bring structure, consistency and increased quality to anyone’s decision making.”

Don Fraser, Head of Executive Development, Nokia

 

"These concepts really work! We implemented many of them in a business process improvement project in 2010. The result was a robust and engaging process that provided timely and effective decisions.  The transformation I have seen as a result was truly amazing!"

Richard Sison, MBA, Capex Manager (2007-2011), Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.

 

"Simple, straightforward, spot-on… a practical tool for step-changing organisational decision-making capability."

Irene Gikemi, Africa Talent Management & Leadership Development Lead, Bharti Airtel

 

“The successful make clear decisions and it’s personal. Decisions create sovereignty. Decisions put you in control of your domain. Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and Walt Disney all reigned sovereign over their domain. With this book, you can be sovereign and reign over your domain, through making the right decisions too. Using any of the ideas in this book just once will earn you back your money.”

David White, Editor In Chief, Who’s Who Publications