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Ultimate Decision Making for Professionals

How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
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Created by AJ Kulatunga
Last updated 6/2016
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This Course has two objectives:

1: To reduce the risk of an individual making a bad decision that has negative consequences on themselves, their project, the rest of their team and their organisation. 

2: To instil self confidence in participants to make better decisions under a variety of circumstances by equipping them with the appropriate decision making tools and techniques. 

Imagine if you could avoid making a bad decision for the rest of your would that make you feel?

Bad decisions are only made when you don’t follow a particular process when making a decision and this course will help you figure out the right process to use depending on the type of decision that you need to make.

Yes that’s right, there’s more than one type of decision that can be made.

Most people think that a decision is a choice between two options but the truth is there are three types of decisions out there that you will face in life. And to be successful you need to know how to navigate all three of them so that you can avoid making bad decisions.

Remember it’s not about making right decisions or wrong decisions. Ultimate Decision Making is about preparing you to make better decisions by following a specific process, regardless of whatever challenges come your way.

Why Should You Take This Course?

If you aspire to be a great leader and move up your career ladder then you need the skills contained in this course.  World renowned leadership expert, John C Maxwell states: "Inability to make decisions is one of the principle reasons executives fail." So give yourself the best possible chance of a highly successful career and sign up to this course. 

What Will You Learn?

Ultimate Decision Making will teach you some very specific skills to make you a better decision maker and more effective leader.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Avoid using dangerous decision making methods such as "Gut Feeling" and "A/B Choice"
  • Describe the importance of using a solid decision making process to reduce the risk of making a bad decision.
  • Classify decisions into the 3 categories for easier management
  • Apply the appropriate decision making framework for each type of decision
  • Remember the most common mistakes in the decision making process and how to avoid them 
  • Execute simple steps every time you have to make a decision

Why Learn from Me?

You can check out my full bio below, but let me fill you in on the important bits. 

As an Entrepreneur and Young Achiever, my life is filled full of crazy adventures in my pursuit of my overall goal to make the world a better place. I constantly have to make a variety of decisions, some which have minor impact on what I’m doing and some which have a major impact on myself and those around me.

When I first began my success journey I had no clue about decision making and always believed that it was only about making a choice between two options.

But over the last 11 years in business, working with some of the largest companies like Microsoft, HP and Fujitsu, I've learned there is so much more to it. Learning and practicing a solid decision making process helps me make better decisions in my professional and personal lives.

Everything I've learned about effective decision making I've put into this course so that you can have the best possible chance of success in becoming the leader you truly aspire to be. 

What Are the Requirements?

  • An open mind
  • A willingness to practice what you learn
  • Patience to adjust to a new way of making decisions

What is the Target Audience?

This course is targeted at anyone who wishes to improve their decision making. It doesn’t matter what your geographical location, cultural background, or job/career you’re in right now. If you want to avoid making bad decisions in your business, career and life from now on, this is the course for you.

Sign up now and start making better decisions immediately!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is brilliant for professionals at all levels because you will have practical tools you can use every day at work
  • You will need to practice what you learn to build up your decision making skills
  • This course isn't for you if you don't have an open mind and aren't willing to work hard to master your new skills
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What Will I Learn?
Avoid using dangerous decision making methods such as "Gut Feeling" and "A/B Choice"
Describe the importance of using a solid decision making process to reduce the risk of making a bad decision.
Classify decisions into the 3 categories for easier management
Apply the appropriate decision making framework for each type of decision
Remember the most common mistakes in the decision making process and how to avoid them
View Curriculum
  • Before you begin, think about some of the decisions that you have made in the past and their outcomes.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:17:38
Welcome to Ultimate Decision Making for Managers
1 Lecture 02:33

Welcome to Ultimate Decision Making!

Preview 02:33
Understanding Decisions
3 Lectures 08:07

Most people think decision making is about choosing between two options however there is more to it. 

Preview 02:34

Learn about the elements of a decision and what is involved in a structured decision making process.

Preview 02:06

Learn about the three different types of decisions.

3 Types of Decisions
Making Decisions
4 Lectures 19:20

Every type of decision that you make has a specific process attached to it. In this lesson we look at the process to handle unconscious decisions.

Processes for Decision Making

The first way to influence unconscious decisions is working out your values.

The Importance of Values

The second way to influence your unconscious decisions is the environment you are in.

The Importance of Environment

How to handle quick decisions effectively.

Quick Decision Making
Serious Decision Making
11 Lectures 33:49

Explore the process of how to make serious decisions.

Serious Decision Making

The first part of the process is to examine the choice in front of you.

Examine the Choice

The second part of the process for making serious decisions is to collect more information about the choices available. 

Collect Information

To collect more information you can also use a process called multi-tracking.

Multi Tracking

To make sure you have thought of every possible choice with regards to your decision, bullet proof them by getting someone to challenge you on your ideas. 

Bullet Proof Your Choices

The next step in collecting information is to test any assumptions that you have.

Test Assumptions

The next step when you collect information is to ask others.

Ask Others

The next step in the decision making process for serious decisions is to avoid emotion.

Avoid Emotion

The next step in the decision making process for serious decisions is to make your choice.

Make Your Choice

The last step in the decision making process for serious decisions is to live with your choice and this is sometimes the hardest step to achieve in the entire process.

Live With It

Here are the crucial questions that you need to answer when making a serious decision that will help you live with your choice.

Quick Checklist
Decision Traps
5 Lectures 12:30

Learn the 5 most common decision making traps that people fall into that prevent them from making a better decision.

Preview 03:27

Giving into pressure is a common decision making trap that people fall into.

Giving Into Pressure

When collecting information about your choices, you need to ensure that you have collected information for and against that particular choice. Otherwise you can be guilty of only selecting preferential information. 

Preferential Information

Another common trap is falling into making an emotional decision.

Emotional Decisions

The last most common trap that people fall into when making decisions is that they experience decision regret.

Decision Regret
First Steps
1 Lecture 01:19

Congratulations you've completed Ultimate Decision Making. Here are the first steps that you should do to get started with making better decisions.

The 1st Steps
About the Instructor
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Entrepreneur, Young Achiever and Motivational Speaker

AJ Kulatunga is an inspirational business speaker who knows exactly what it takes to be an Entrepreneur and Young Achiever.

When he was 7 years old he started a neighbourhood newspaper. At 14 he started a website development business and at 23, AJ ran away from a bad boss to pursue a lifelong dream of running his own consulting firm. After growing the business to 13 staff members and working with big name clients such as Microsoft, HP and Fujitsu, AJ decided to pursue a bigger dream - becoming a world renowned professional speaker.

With adventures in business ranging from meeting the Condom King of Thailand to being named Young Achiever of the Year, AJ now teaches his entrepreneurial tactics to inspire, motivate and mentor business owners to achieve their goals.

Using his YouTube show #GotAMinute; articles in CEO Magazine and his live training events, AJ ensures people in all industries know the best practices on how to survive and thrive during challenging times in business.

Specifically AJ empower executives, aspiring leaders and professionals to think like Entrepreneurs by providing training in Business, Motivation and Leadership.

His mission in life is to inspire people to think like Entrepreneurs, because they are the ones who change the world and his motto is "Dream, Build, Inspire, Lead!"

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