We are now actively marketing our program, “Dare to be Decisive,” for employees in organizations who want to make more effective and efficient decisions. This is a 3-hour program that we conduct on-site, filled with practical activities and implementable action steps.
The principles of the workshop are based upon Chip and Dan Heath’s best-seller, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (Crown, 2013). We have had great responses from the companies and organizations that have already engaged us for this program. As the book states,
“Our decisions will never be perfect, but they can be better. Bolder. Wiser. And the right choice, at the right moment, can make all the difference.”
To whet your appetite, here the four Villains of Decision-Making from the book:
|You encounter a choice.
|Narrow framing makes you miss options.
|You analyze your options.
|Confirmation bias leads you to gather self-serving information.
|You make a choice.
|Short-term emotion will often tempt you to make the wrong one.
|Then you live with it.
|You’ll often be overconfident about how the future will unfold.
In the workshop, we teach participants how to apply the WRAP model to the decisions that they make in the workplace, and elsewhere. Specifically, we show you how to use this model to execute the steps and minimize the villains in the table above.
Widen Your Options
Reality-Test Your Assumptions
Attain Distance Before Deciding
Prepare to be Wrong
We are happy to talk with you about additional details, dates, pricing, logistics, and other factors. Simply send us your questions at .
Chip and Dan Heath are publishing their first book in 4 1/2 years. We have featured their previous books at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas, which are Made to Stick (Random House, 2007), Switch (Crown, 2010), and Decisive (Crown, 2013). I use Made to Stick as a required book in my MBA Business Communication course at the University of Dallas. Randy Mayeux has delivered a workshop around the principles of Decisive, that we have facilitated for several companies.
Here is a description of their new book, from an e-Mail that I received from them today:
In this book, the Heath Brothers explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.
While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?
This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth.
Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?)
Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.