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Decisions, Decisions

The Art of Effective Decision Making

David A. Welch


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You're tempted to accept a promising job offer in another city, but moving would entail considerable sacrifice on the part of your family. What should you do? Your elderly mother can no longer take care of herself but she doesn't get along with your husband and dreads the prospect of moving into a nursing home. What is the solution?

Whether you are faced with decisions momentous or trivial, how you go about resolving everyday dilemmas will definitely affect your level of satisfaction in life. In this engrossing and entertaining guide, David Welch, who has studied the decision-making process at the highest levels, shows how both the science and the art of decision-making are essential to us all. Welch lays out nine steps to effective decision-making and then demonstrates how to apply these steps to real-world situations. He gives readers the intellectual tools to assess their strengths and weaknesses and stresses that self-knowledge is critical for making the right decisions.

This enjoyable, clearly written guide will enable decision-makers at every level to find the best possible solution for dilemmas both big and small.

Prometheus Books, 9781573929349, 300pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2001

About the Author

David A. Welch, Ph.D. (Toronto, Canada), is associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and the author of the award-winning Justice and the Genesis of War.