Tag: decision-making

Meet Your Goals! Free Action Plan Workshop

Did you make any resolutions for 2019? How’s that going so far? Please enjoy & learn from this free, practical workshop on choosing goals, making an action plan, and succeeding at accomplishing them based on scientifically-based principles. More free materials are available at https://andamaninspirations.com/free-materials/ #SoftPowerSkills #Nspyr #InspireEmpowerChange

The Leader-Follower Dynamic Loop

5 Leadership Lessons From a Crazy Dancing Guy Entrepreneur Derek Sivers popularized this dancing guy 8 years ago with his observations about leadership. I think there’s more to learn.  Everyone is a leader…we’re almost always in a dual role of being a follower &  leader. Followers don’t just copy. In this video, we see followers

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3 Requirements for Good Decisions

“People make good choices in contexts in which they have experience, good information, and prompt feedback.” Which of these 3 elements required for good decisions is usually most difficult to obtain? What specific ways can you improve each of those areas for yourself or your team? These are good questions for supervisors and other decision-makers

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Is That Your Final Answer? Controlling Emotion at the Moment of Decision

“Is that your final answer?” That famous phrase heard worldwide in different languages on the wildly popular game show “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?” meant that the time had come to make a final decision. Viewers sweated and felt the knotted stomach of emotional tension in the contestant. In my previous articles on decision-making,

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Seeing Red: 7 Ways to Overcome Your Confirmation Bias

Imagine driving down the highway, and suddenly a red flash cuts you off and zooms recklessly ahead, quickly disappearing in the distance. You think to yourself, “What a jerk! Thinks he doesn’t have to obey rules…he’s going to kill somebody! It figures he’s in a red Porsche…” And from that point you draw a conclusion

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50+ Years of Automated Teller Machines…Why Didn’t Teller Jobs Disappear?

Last year in June, the ATM celebrated its 50th birthday. So, if tellers have been “automated" for over 50 years, why do we still have tellers? And what does this tell us about the AI threat to jobs that everyone fears? Many people thought that the ATMs would eventually wipe out teller jobs, but in

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Create a Better Story of Yourself

Life is difficult, and we will encounter challenges. We’ll come to places where we need to step up and grow. This is a common story about everyone, told in different ways. Here’s one story about making a decision to change…to break barriers. Your Story: Your Experience of Soft Power Skills Academy from Soft Power Skills

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Making Better Decisions: 5 Practical Methods to Create More Choices

Our own brains can battle against effective decision-making because of cognitive biases. Limited models in our minds and unconscious efforts to take the easy and obvious road skew our view of the world of possibilities we should consider in a decision. But these 5 methods help us open up our options for better solutions.

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18 Ways to Make a Bad Decision

We like to think we make reasonable, rational decisions…but there are many more pitfalls than we realize leading to irrationality. The first step in avoiding those traps is being aware of them. Come take a look at our complex mind, and how we often deceive ourselves.

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