The Art of Managing Decisions

How to design effective decision-making processes and manage complex decisions.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 35 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Through a series of lectures, slides, and a workshop led by one of LRI's senior consultants, this course will teach you how to effectively manage decisions.

You will learn how to:

  • Design an effective decision-making process
  • Delegate effectively
  • Balance the desire to get everyone's input with the need to make decisions quickly
  • Help other people make better decisions
You will also gain the ability to answer the following questions within the decision-making process:
  • When should one person make the decision?
  • When should consensus be used?
Addressing and learning about the"ins and outs" of these points will make you a better leader and manager. In addition to the core curriculum around managing decisions, this course also provides a workshop. This workshop will teach you how to use a tool we call The Three Steps to Flawless Decision-Making.

You will learn how to walk through the process of decision-making with the simple checklist provided by the tool. This tool will help you think about and reinforce your understanding of how you as a decision-maker also play an important role in managing decisions.

This course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer that supports video viewing

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design an effective decision making process
  • Know how to tell when one individual should make the final decision
  • Know how to tell when consensus should be used
  • Delegate effectively
  • Balance the desire to get everyone's input while managing the decision process quickly
  • Help other people make better decisions

Who is the target audience?

  • Managers
  • Leaders

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and Learning Objectives
Course Objectives Overview
Section 2: Decision Process
Decision Making and Management
Section 3: Decision Types
The Decision Management Portfolio
Autocratic Decisions
Consultative Decisions
Consensus Decisions
Delegated Decisions
Democratic Decisions
Section 4: Complex Decisions
Nested Decisions
Nested Decisions Example
Section 5: Quiz and Review
Decision Making Scenarios
3 questions
Summary and Final Thoughts
Section 6: Supplementary Workshop: Three Steps to Flawless Decision-Making
Three Steps to Flawless Decision-Making Workshop
Three Steps to Flawless Decision-Making PDF Tool
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Leading Resources Inc., Leadership and Organizational Consultants

Leading Resources Inc. (“LRI") was founded in 1998 with a mission to develop highly effective leaders and leading organizations. LRI is headquartered in Sacramento, California. Its consultants specialize in the following:

  1. Strategic planning and change management
  2. Governance and decision making
  3. Performance measurement and management
  4. Leadership development
  5. Business process improvement

LRI's consultants have a sophisticated understanding of how to help clients achieve real, meaningful change and build successful organizations.

LRI hopes to share this knowledge with the students at Udemy, so that they can experience the benefit of an online course while tapping into the expert guidance of LRI's consultants.

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