decision making

From the Knowledge Centre

A selection of useful digital and print resources on decision-making from the AIM Knowledge Centre. Access is free to all AIM Members, online, or at one of our AIM libraries around the country.

Articles

Kahneman, D, Rosenfield, AM, Gandhi, L, & Blaser, T 2016, 'NOISE: How to Overcome the High, Hidden Cost of Inconsistent Decision Making. (cover story)', Harvard Business Review, vol. 94, no. 10, pp. 38-46.

Beshears, J, & Gino, F 2015, 'Leaders as Decision Architects. (cover story)', Harvard Business Review, vol. 93, no. 5, pp. 51-62.

Mayfield, M, & Mayfield, J 2016, 'The Effects of Leader Motivating Language Use on Employee Decision Making', International Journal of Business Communication, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 465-484.

Kesler, G, Kates, A, & Oberg, T 2016, 'Design Smart Decision-Making into the Organization (and Forget RACI)', People & Strategy, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 36-40.

Von Bergen, CW, & Bressler, MS 2015, 'ACTIVE WAITING AS BUSINESS STRATEGY: LEARNING FROM THE SERENGETI PLAINS', Journal of Business Strategies, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 21-40.

Meissner, P, Sibony, O, & Wulf, T 2015, 'Are you ready to decide?', McKinsey Quarterly, no. 2, pp. 1-6.

 

eBooks

Frankl, M 2015, Business Decision-Making : Streamlining the Process for More Effective Results, First edition, Business Expert Press, New York, New York.

Hudson, R 2015, Decision-making : Processes, Behavioral Influences and Role in Business Management, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, New York

Marburger, DR, & Peterson, R 2013, Economic Decision Making Using Cost Data : A Manager's Guide, First edition, Business Expert Press, New York, New York.

Kourdi, J 2011, Effective Decision Making : 10 Steps to Better Decision Making and Problem Solving, Marshall Cavendish International [Asia] Pte Ltd, London.

Tracy, B 2015, Creativity & Problem Solving (The Brian Tracy Success Library), AMACOM, New York.

Haan, Ad, & Heer, Pd 2015, Solving Complex Problems : Professional Group Decision-Making Support in Highly Complex Situations, 2nd ed, Eleven International Publishing, The hague.

Frame, JD 2013, Framing Decisions : Decision-Making That Accounts for Irrationality, People and Constraints, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Books in Print

Decide : better ways of making better decisions

Data-ism : the revolution transforming decision making, consumer behavior, and almost everything else (Audio CD)

Business strategy : a guide to effective decision-making 3rd ed.

Leading with strategic thinking : four ways effective leaders gain insight, drive change, and get results

It's not about the shark : how to solve unsolvable problems

The art of thinking clearly

Left brain, right stuff : how leaders make winning decisions

Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work

Thinking fast and slow 

The clarity principle : how great leaders act decisively to define their business (and what happens when they don?t)

Professional development

Developing Decision Making Skills – A Checklist

Developing Decision Making Skills – A Checklist

Decision making skills enable a manager and leader to consider alternatives and use judgement to choose an appropriate and timely course of action. The checklist below is a numbered guide to ensure decisions ...
Decision making skills enable a manager and leader to consider alternatives and use judgement to choose an appropriate and timely course of action. The checklist below is a numbered guide to ensure decisions ...

decision making

Revisiting the Six Thinking Hats

Revisiting the Six Thinking Hats

Edward De Bono’s famous system is a group decision-making technique used to help analyse a decision prior to implementation. The technique looks at a problem from six different perspectives.
Edward De Bono’s famous system is a group decision-making technique used to help analyse a decision prior to implementation. The technique looks at a problem from six different perspectives.

Professional development

6 Simple steps to making good decisions

6 Simple steps to making good decisions

To achieve big things in business, and life, you need to make good decisions. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure you get things right, more of the time.
To achieve big things in business, and life, you need to make good decisions. Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure you get things right, more of the time.

Professional development

Decision made: the new Insight Edge

Decision made: the new Insight Edge

Decisions are made every day by managers – some easy, some tough. The way in which decisions are made will be influenced by an organisation's structure, procedures and policies, and more subtly by its ...
Decisions are made every day by managers – some easy, some tough. The way in which decisions are made will be influenced by an organisation's structure, procedures and policies, and more subtly by its ...

Global

Leading internationally capable organisations

Leading internationally

If overseas expansion is the key to future competitiveness, how do we prepare our leaders and the organisations they run?
If overseas expansion is the key to future competitiveness, how do we prepare our leaders and the organisations they run?

global leadership

Does your business have what it takes to succeed in Asia?

Do you have what it takes to succeed in Asia?

Globalisation, hyperconnectivity, the proliferation of free trade agreements: a range of factors are combining to ensure that all business leaders must think internationally. What are the 11 capabilities ...
Globalisation, hyperconnectivity, the proliferation of free trade agreements: a range of factors are combining to ensure that all business leaders must think internationally. What are the 11 capabilities ...

global leadership

12 ways to make your trade mission work for your business

Make trade missions work

Trade missions may be as much about 'the vibe' of a new market as they are about sealing the deal. How do you prepare and execute a successful trade mission?
Trade missions may be as much about 'the vibe' of a new market as they are about sealing the deal. How do you prepare and execute a successful trade mission?

global leadership

Why international experience might be the competitive leadership edge you need

Gain international leadership experience

What has international leadership experience taught AIM Member Sturt Eastwood about doing business in international markets and here in Australia?
What has international leadership experience taught AIM Member Sturt Eastwood about doing business in international markets and here in Australia?