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Decision Making

What If, How To And Should I

Bethany St. James | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Bethany St. James

The decision making process isn't the hard part. The difficult part is remembering to stop and ask. Shouldn't everything we do in this life magnify and show the world who God intended us to be?

How to Be an Effective Decision-Maker

Hillary Rettig | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Hillary Rettig

After years of doing this work I've learned that nearly all the time, when someone is ambivalent, it's because they're trying to convince themselves to do something they don't want to do, or not do something they do want to do.

The Power and Price of Information

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Information is often viewed as power, optimizing a leader's ability to make successful decisions. In fact, and particularly in academia, where we value knowledge above almost all else, good information seems vital to good decision-making. And this maxim usually holds true.

Is There Really Such Thing as an Undecided Voter?

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Can the ensemble of undecided voters truly pry themselves away from the unconscious mind's reliance on familiarity and safety?


Jonathan Gifford | Posted 12.31.2012 | Books
Jonathan Gifford

Have you ever made what seemed like a cool-headed and clever decision, only to look back later and wonder what you were thinking of? When some entirely likely disaster strikes, do you find yourself asking how this could possibly have happened? Welcome to being blindsided.

Say What You Mean and Do What You Say

Paul Stoller | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

I wonder whether President Obama or Governor Romney can heal a dysfunctional political system that has torn to shreds the moral fabric of our society. Beyond all the rhetoric, do these men say what they mean and do what they say?

Hot Hands and Hoops: Irrational Belief in the NBA

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.22.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Does our powerful belief in hot streaks, even if it's a false belief, still affect games? That is, do players play differently when they believe they are hot? Or if they believe a teammate is on a roll?

Decision-Making Tips For Any Situation

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Complaining... gives you a big sack of rocks to carry around on your back while you're trying to figure out what to do, and it prevents you, in many cases, from taking any action at all.

Is Juvenile Delinquency a Failure of Imagination?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Over the years -- long before and after 1950s America -- experts have targeted everything from genes to poverty to poor parenting and worse teachers as the source of teenage misbehavior. Now comes a fresh idea from psychological science.

A Gift Of Perspective In Discerning God's Call

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have been invited back into faith and trust. God will speak when God speaks, I will hear when I am ready to listen and I will follow when I feel called.

Is It Macho to Make Bad Decisions?

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

We train our children, from a very young age, to ignore a feeling of tiredness and work till late at night. They go on to college and all-nighters, consuming caffeine in every conceivable form to stay awake. Working hard equals staying up at night. Right?

Thinking Fast and Slow and Poorly and Well

David K. Levine | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business
David K. Levine

The world is full of strange behavior. It is natural to theorize this is due to irrational biases. But often apparently strange behavior is the right solution to a complex problem.

The Retirement Game

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.07.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Why do people keep toiling long beyond when they have to? Of course, the lucky ones do it because they love their work, and others want to bequeath something to their kids or hedge against misfortune. But what about those who lack these motivations but earn too much money anyway?

WATCH: How Do I Know If I'm Being Self-Critical or Just Realistic?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

There is a simple and fast way to tell whether you are hearing from the voice of your inner critic and the voice of realistic thinking. Here's how!

Why I Never Want To Be In My 20s Again

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

Getting older is despicable only if our measures of worth are based around flexible joints and rapid word retrieval. Self-confidence, a sense of what matters most, the ease that comes with knowing who you are -- no one who has earned these advantages would trade them to be young again.

Digital Fire: Moving Beyond Common Sense to Complex Sense

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.07.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Common sense is a difficult thing to gauge, since it's a moving target, based on ever changing cultural expectations. My common sense could very well bump into your belief system.

'I Knew it!'

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Your gut knows how to make good decisions. Yet we often feel safer relying on logic or the opinions of other people, rather than letting our intestines make the call. So how do you learn to trust your instincts?

The Opportunity Factor

Susan R. Hatten | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Susan R. Hatten

How we listen to, mentally process and immediately evaluate any given situation can lead to making -- or breaking -- an opportunity

"But We've Already Spent the Money!"

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
Lisa Earle McLeod

It doesn't matter how much time or money you've spent. Given where you are right now, do you want to continue on this path, or take a different one?

Disaster Planning: Preventing Your Personal Wildfire

Evanne Schmarder | Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business
Evanne Schmarder

How many times have you sensed an impending problem but did not do everything in your power to stave off disaster, eventually dealing with ugly fallout?

Lingering On A Decision Breeds More Indecision

| Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living

By Christie Nicholson (Click here for the original article and podcast) What's more important, a decision with life-long consequences, like gettin...

Turning a Problem Into an Opportunity

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Given the uncertainty of the federal government budget and marketplace, we won't know the outcomes for these two companies until sometime next year. In fact it's quite possible that both managers will be forced to hunker down and shrink their company's footprints.

How to Make Smarter Decisions

Adele Scheele | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Adele Scheele

Managing decision-making requires taking responsible risks, which, in turn, leads to greater rewards.

Desirable Leadership Traits From the Old Testament

Brad Reid | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Brad Reid

While our contemporary focus frequently tends to be on flawed leadership and disastrous mistakes, the Old Testament contains examples of desirable leadership traits and good decisions.

Hypnosis Using Language: A Simple "How To" Guide

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 08.14.2012 | Weird News
Shaahin Cheyene

Every word you use and how you use it creates a picture in the the mind. It may create a powerful emotional state. Your words shape not only your reality but the reality of all those you influence daily.