Decisive

Decisive
Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath
Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Random House Canada
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307361141
Language: en
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The four principles that can help us to overcome our brains' natural biases to make better, more informed decisions--in our lives, careers, families and organizations. In Decisive, Chip Heath and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick and Switch, tackle the thorny problem of how to overcome our natural biases and irrational thinking to make better decisions, about our work, lives, companies and careers. When it comes to decision making, our brains are flawed instruments. But given that we are biologically hard-wired to act foolishly and behave irrationally at times, how can we do better? A number of recent bestsellers have identified how irrational our decision making can be. But being aware of a bias doesn't correct it, just as knowing that you are nearsighted doesn't help you to see better. In Decisive, the Heath brothers, drawing on extensive studies, stories and research, offer specific, practical tools that can help us to think more clearly about our options, and get out of our heads, to improve our decision making, at work and at home.

Decisive

Decisive
Author: Andrew Horton
Release: 2020-09-17
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 174
ISBN: 177726040X
Language: en
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This book will help you make better decisions. It will also give you an edge as a leader by introducing you to the game changing theory of Causal Economics. Successful people work hard, yet there's a deeper, common thread that guides them forward--powerful decisions. Do you want to make better decisions? Do you NEED to make better decisions? Are you relying on outdated management decision theories?Andrew Horton helps leaders change their organizations and the world through better decisions. As the founder of an exciting new stream of Behavioral Economics--Causal Economics--and an award-winning technology marketing executive with more than 20 years direct experience making big impact decisions--his perspective is unique. His work is published in peer reviewed academic journals and he is regularly called upon to make submissions and review those of others. Andrew's expertise is constantly in demand from top brands. He holds an advanced economics degree from Western University and an MBA from The Ivey School of Business."DECISIVE presents a fresh approach to leadership decision making. It's not the same old buzzwords, being grounded in equally innovative economic principles." John Cardella, Former CPO, Ceridian, Canada."This book is a refreshing chance to think outside the box.". Carl Gomez, Former Economist with TD and RBC."No matter what your current leadership expertise, DECISIVE can help you look deeper and potentially get better." Eric Sorrentino, Chapter President, Ivey Alumni Network, London, Ontario.

Be Decisive Jeremiah

Be Decisive  Jeremiah
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: David C Cook
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781434700933
Language: en
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Imagine living in a world with no moral absolutes. A place where truth is in the eye of the beholder. A society with eroding standards. Sound familiar? Yet this dilemma is not new. The prophet Jeremiah was called to take a public, and unpopular, stand for God's truth. His story can inspire us to make the powerful, decisive choice to stay firm in our faith and values. Part of Dr. Warrem W. Wiersbe's best-selling "BE" commentary series, Be Decisive has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares the need for decisive believers in a lukewarm culture.

Farm Business Management

Farm Business Management
Author: Peter L. Nuthall
Release: 2021-11-29
Editor: CABI
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781800620124
Language: en
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Management research has shown successful farmers have quite distinct personal characteristics which most farmers have seldom thought about. Farmers who are less successful tend to have processes and systems which are likely to be biased. The aim of this book is to help all farmers discover more about these personal attributes that impinge on the success of their management, and to show how their attitudes and personal resources can be improved. This book is not a straightforward textbook. Rather, it tells the story of a group of farmers who take part in an expert-guided experiment designed to test approaches to improving management skill. The group meet at each other's farms to learn about their issues and develop solutions to improving what is called their 'management style' with the aim of removing any identified decision system biases. The book covers issues like optimal decision rule systems and how they can become second nature.

Decisive Measures

Decisive Measures
Author: John Nichol
Release: 2020-01-06
Editor: Canelo
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781788637534
Language: en
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He wanted a respite from combat. What he finds is a living nightmare... Scarred by his experiences of war in the Balkans, pilot Jack Griffiths has found himself a seemingly routine job transporting supplies to a diamond mine in Sierra Leone. Soon, however, he is plunged headfirst into the crucible of a bloody civil war. In the midst of death and destruction, he must protect a group of people stranded in the middle, including Layla, a beautiful local doctor to whom he is powerfully drawn. A full-blooded, rousing action thriller from a master of the genre, perfect for fans of James Phelan, Mark Greaney and Brad Thor.

The Decisive Network

The Decisive Network
Author: Nadya Bair
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780520300354
Language: en
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"Since its founding in 1947, the legendary Magnum Photos agency has been telling its own story: Its photographers were concerned witnesses to history and artists on the hunt for decisive moments; their pictures were humanist documents of the postwar world. Based in unprecedented archival research, The Decisive Network peels back layers of the Magnum mythology to offer a new history of what it meant to shoot, edit, and sell news images after World War II. Between the 1940s and 1960s, Magnum expanded the human-interest story - about the everyday life of ordinary people - to global dimensions while bringing the aesthetic of news pictures into new markets. Its best-known work started as humanitarian aid promotion, travel campaigns, corporate publicity, and advertising. Working with this range of clients, Magnum made photojournalism integral to visual culture. Yet Magnum's photographers could not have done this alone. This book unpacks the collaborative nature of photojournalism as it transpired on a daily basis, focusing on how picture editors, sales agents, spouses, and publishers helped Magnum photographers succeed in their assignments and achieve fame. The Decisive Network concludes in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when, amidst the decline of magazine publishing and the rise of an art market for photography, Magnum turned to photo books and exhibitions to manage its growing picture archives and consolidate its brand. In that moment, Magnum's photojournalists became artists and their assignments turned into oeuvres. Such ideas were necessary publicity, and they also managed to shape discussions about photography for decades. Bridging art history, media studies, cultural history, and the history of communication, this book transforms our understanding of the photographic profession and the global circulation of images in the pre-digital world"--

How to Be More Decisive

How to Be More Decisive
Author: Calypso Guo
Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 112
ISBN: 197682074X
Language: en
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We all want to make better decisions. The right decisions. But decision-making is tricky. The best of us are occasionally plagued by doubt. We backtrack and remake decisions we already made. Unmade decisions clog up our minds and corrode our inner peace. We're trapped in overanalysis paralysis.The truth is, we have a finite amount of time in this world. And stewing unnecessarily over a decision is a poor way to spend it. This book will shorten your decision-making time by illuminating the 4 false beliefs of the indecisive mind.It seems like some people were born boldly decisive while others were cursed with a nagging sense of uncertainty. But this is an illusion. Decisiveness is not a gift but a skill - a skill anyone can practice and master. This skill is not taught in school, yet it is the cornerstone of success and personal fulfillment.This book will hone your decision-making skills by providing not only theory, but 20 applicable exercises pertaining to the 5 decisive arts:The Art of PresenceThe Art of IntuitionThe Art of MomentumThe Art of ImmediacyThe Art of PerspectiveNever again will you waste your valuable time hesitating, worrying and flip-flopping between options and miss the chance to take action. Your decisiveness will amplify itself: heightening your confidence, inspiring respect from others, and empowering you to tackle the future fearlessly.

100 Decisive Battles

100 Decisive Battles
Author: Paul K. Davis
Release: 2001
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0195143663
Language: en
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Surveys the one hundred most decisive battles in world history from the Battle of Megiddo in 1469 B.C. to Desert Storm, 1991.

Galileo

Galileo
Author: Michael Sharratt
Release: 1996-04-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0521566711
Language: en
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An entertaining, accessible biography of one of the greatest innovators ever known.

Napoleon s Cavalry A Key Element to Decisive Victory

Napoleon   s Cavalry  A Key Element to Decisive Victory
Author: Major Thomas A. Shoffner
Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781786250018
Language: en
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Napoleon’s rise to power in the late eighteenth century occurred at a time when the structure of most European armies was based on the paradigm army of Frederick the Great. Napoleon, however, changed all of this and in a few short years transformed the French army into the most powerful force on the continent of Europe. During the period of 1805 to 1813, Napoleon’s army had no equal with regard to operational effectiveness. Speed and positioning of forces were the two main characteristics that made the French army so successful. These same two characteristics were also inherent to French cavalry units. Thus, the central research question is: What influence did cavalry have upon Napoleon’s operations? To facilitate this study, two campaigns were examined that illustrate cavalry’s impact on Napoleon’s operations. The first campaign was the Jena Campaign of 1806; the second was the Saxony Campaign of 1813. The Jena Campaign demonstrated that with the employment of sufficient and well-trained cavalry, Napoleon could render his victories decisive through the complete destruction of the enemy army. Conversely, the Saxony Campaign demonstrated that without the effective employment of sufficient and well-trained cavalry, Napoleon could not obtain the complete destruction of the enemy army and thus, his victories were hollow, or at best Pyrrhic. Therefore, based on the analysis of these two campaigns, this study has concluded that Napoleon’s cavalry was a key element for Napoleon achieving complete destruction of the enemy army, thus rendering his victories decisive.

Decisive Encounters

Decisive Encounters
Author: Odd Arne Westad
Release: 2003
Editor: Stanford University Press
Pages: 436
ISBN: 080474484X
Language: en
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"Though the book highlights the military aspects of the war, it also shows how these took place alongside profound changes in Chinese politics, society, and culture - changes that ultimately contributed as much to the character of today's China as did the major battles. By analyzing the war as an international and not simply a domestic conflict, the author explains why so much of the present legitimacy of the Beijing government derives from its successes during the late 1940s, and reveals how the antagonism between China and the United States, so important to current international affairs, was born."--BOOK JACKET.

Reconsidering Constitutional Formation II Decisive Constitutional Normativity

Reconsidering Constitutional Formation II Decisive Constitutional Normativity
Author: Ulrike Müßig
Release: 2020-10-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 424
ISBN: 1013269942
Language: en
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This second volume of ReConFort, published open access, addresses the decisive role of constitutional normativity, and focuses on discourses concerning the legal role of constitutional norms. Taken together with ReConFort I (National Sovereignty), it calls for an innovative reassessment of constitutional history drawing on key categories to convey the legal nature of the constitution itself (national sovereignty, precedence, justiciability of power, judiciary as constituted power).In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, constitutional normativity began to complete the legal fixation of the entire political order. This juridification in one constitutional text resulted in a conceptual differentiation from ordinary law, which extends to alterability and justiciability. The early expressions of this 'new order of the ages' suggest an unprecedented and irremediable break with European legal tradition, be it with British colonial governance or the French ancien régime. In fact, while the shift to constitutions as a hierarchically 'higher' form of positive law was a revolutionary change, it also drew upon old liberties. The American constitutional discourse, which was itself heavily influenced by British common law, in turn served as an inspiration for a variety of constitutional experiments - from the French Revolution to Napoleon's downfall, in the halls of the Frankfurt Assembly, on the road to a unified Italy, and in the later theoretical discourse of twentieth-century Austria. If the constitution states the legal rules for the law-making process, then its Kelsian primacy is mandatory.Also included in this volume are the French originals and English translations of two vital documents. The first - Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès' Du Jury Constitutionnaire (1795) - highlights an early attempt to reconcile the democratic values of the French Revolution with the pragmatic need to legally protect the Revolution. The second - the 1812 draft of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland - presents the 'constitutional propaganda' of the Russian Tsar Alexander I to bargain for the support of the Lithuanian and Polish nobility. These documents open new avenues of research into Europe's constitutional history: one replete with diverse contexts and national experiences, but above all an overarching motif of constitutional decisiveness that served to complete the juridification of sovereignty. (www.reconfort.eu) This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

The Albatross of Decisive Victory

The Albatross of Decisive Victory
Author: George Walter Gawrych
Release: 2000
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 308
ISBN: 0313313024
Language: en
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Discusses how Israel's decisive military victory in the 1967 war created an albatross for the Israeli army by spawning in Israel the expectation that future conflicts would be won quickly, decisively, and with few casualties--an expectation which Anwar Sadat would exploit on Egypt's behalf.

At the Decisive Point in the Sinai

At the Decisive Point in the Sinai
Author: Jacob Even,Simcha B. Maoz
Release: 2017-09-15
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780813169569
Language: en
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The Yom Kippur War pitted Israel against Syria in the north and Egypt in the south in October 1973. Caught by surprise and surrounded by enemies, Israel relied on the flexibility and creative thinking of its senior field commanders. After Israeli forces halted the Egyptian troops on the Sinai Peninsula, Major General Ariel Sharon seized the opportunity to counterattack. He split the Egyptian army and cut off its supply lines in a maneuver known as Operation Stouthearted Men. Sharon's audacious, controversial decision defied his superiors and produced a major victory, which many believe helped win the war for Israel. At the Decisive Point in the Sinai is a firsthand account of the Yom Kippur War's most intense engagement by key leaders in Sharon's division. Jacob Even, deputy division commander of the 143rd Division, and Simcha Maoz, a staff officer, recount the initial stages of the Suez crossing, examine the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) response to Egypt's surprise attack, and explain Sharon's role in the transition from defense to offense. They detail Sharon's struggle to convince his superiors of his plan and argue that an effective division commander is revealed not only by his leadership of subordinates, but also by his ability to influence his senior officers. The strategic failure of the Israeli high command during the Yom Kippur War has been widely studied, but At the Decisive Point in the Sinai is one of the few works to examine the experiences of field-level commanders. Even and Maoz challenge students of military leadership by offering a case study on effective generalship.

The Decisive Battles of India

The Decisive Battles of India
Author: George Bruce Malleson
Release: 1885
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 462
ISBN: MINN:31951001766754B
Language: en
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The 1973 Arab Israeli War The Albatross Of Decisive Victory Illustrated Edition

The 1973 Arab Israeli War  The Albatross Of Decisive Victory  Illustrated Edition
Author: Dr. George W. Gawrych
Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Pages: 125
ISBN: 9781786252791
Language: en
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Includes 8 maps and more than 20 illustrations Armies appear to learn more from defeat than victory. In this regard, armed forces that win quickly, decisively, and with relative ease face a unique challenge in attempting to learn from victory. The Israel Defense Forces certainly fell into this category after their dramatic victory over the combined armies of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria in the Six Day War of June 1967. This study analyzes the problems that beset Israel in the aftermath of its decisive victory in the Six Day War over the Arabs. In the 1973 War, Anwar Sadat, Egypt’s president, was able to exploit Israeli vulnerabilities to achieve political success through a limited war. An important lesson emerges from this conflict. A weaker adversary can match his strengths against the weaknesses of a superior foe in a conventional conflict to attain strategic success. Such a strategic triumph for the weaker adversary can occur despite serious difficulties in operational and tactical performance. The author suggests a striking parallel between the military triumphs of Israel in 1967 and the United States in 1991. In both cases, success led to high expectations. The public and the armed forces came to expect a quick and decisive victory with few casualties. In this environment, a politically astute opponent can exploit military vulnerabilities to his strategic advantage. Sadat offers a compelling example of how this can be done.

Quest for Decisive Victory

Quest for Decisive Victory
Author: Robert Michael Citino
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 400
ISBN: UOM:39015054461366
Language: en
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Since the earliest days of warfare, military operations have followed a predictable formula: after a decisive battle, an army must pursue the enemy and destroy its organization in order to achieve a victorious campaign. But by the mid-19th century, the emergence of massive armies and advanced weaponry - and the concomitant decline in the effectiveness of cavalry - had diminished the practicality of pursuit, producing campaigns that bogged down short of decisive victory. Great battles had become curiously indecisive, decisive campaigns virtually impossible.

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
Author: Edward Shepherd Creasy
Release: 1863
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 382
ISBN: HARVARD:HWBB3A
Language: en
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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo by Edward Creasy

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo by Edward Creasy
Author: Edward Creasy
Release: 1867
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 672
ISBN: IBNR:CR100813588
Language: en
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WE

WE
Author: Rania H. Anderson
Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781119524700
Language: en
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"You cannot win without a workplace where women and men have equal opportunities, equal input, and equal power." —Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company On almost a daily basis, we read stories in the news about high-profile male leaders, CEOs, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs harassing and acting inappropriately toward the women with whom they work. Following such revelations, these men generally lose their jobs, and their companies lose valuable female talent, customers/clients, and their reputations. And, although we regularly hear stories about the "bro culture" that obstructs women's progress and creates hostile work environments for them, we haven't heard as much about the efforts of good men who want to change the in-office behavior of their teams and companies so that they and women they work with can realize their full potential and their businesses can thrive. This book teaches men and managers how to respond in these situations and how to lead by example. In WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work, Rania Anderson lends her guidance on this exact topic. Social mores have changed, and yet, well-intentioned managers simply don't always know what to do and what's appropriate and useful to actively recruit, retain, and advance more women into leadership. They want to be told how this can make a difference to them and how they can make a difference— this book shows you how to improve your own results and win in business: A new playbook to recruit and retain high-caliber women Take actions to work effectively, elevate and lead with women in the workplace Discover how traditional social roles exert a powerful pull on people of both genders and what to do about it. End confusion of male leaders In the #MeToo era when everyone else is focused on what’s wrong and what not to do, WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work, is about what’s going well and what you can do. Men who are front-line managers, middle managers, and senior managers have been sidelined and left out of efforts to achieve gender parity for too long. Now, these guys can get back in the game!