How Great Decisions Get Made

10 Easy Steps for Reaching Agreement on Even the Toughest Issues

 How Great Decisions Get Made

Author: Don Maruska
Pub Date: March 2006
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814473986
Page Count: 208
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814427521

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All too often, solving tough work issues can become a tug of war as clashing departments, priorities, personality styles, and other concerns threaten to destroy any possibility of a successful conclusion. But by sharing hopes, and focusing on information rather than debate, the path to agreement can become wonderfully clear.

How Great Decisions Get Made. shows how to bring out the best in people, so that the process of decision making cements groups together rather than pulling them apart. The book gives readers a simple 10-step process to help their people overcome seemingly intractable differences, paving the way for groups to:

* Embrace a world view filled with the possibility of creating better results together

* Shift their attention from the stale ""What should we do?"" to a fresh ""How can we achieve what we really want?"" attitude

* Tap into who they are to define and articulate their hopes

Readers looking for quick, exciting ways to energize their often contentious decision-making process will find all the help they need, from real-life scenarios showing the process in action to a self-assessment checklist. How Great Decisions Get Made provides the key to overcoming barriers, making people feel great about the work they do, and achieving extraordinary results.

About the Author

Don Maruska writes the Business Success column that appears in more than 200 Knight-Ridder papers. He was a founder of three Silicon Valley companies and marketing VP of the company that became E*Trade. He is now a Master Certified Coach with Fortune 500 clients, a much in-demand motivational speaker, and has lectured at Stanford business and law schools.

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