About This Course
Latest update – May 2020
How effective are you at processing information from your environment and using emotion to drive your decision making?
How rational and objective are you in solving problems?
From the decision to rise in the morning to the decision go to bed at night, you are constantly solving problems and making decisions. Throughout each day you are confronted with a variety of problems and decisions that require a rational, thoughtful response underpinned by good emotional awareness.
This course is about proactively working towards solutions that help you to make timely decisions as you solve work problems to bring value to your company and your customers. In addition, the skills, processes, and tools taught in this course can bring value to other aspects of your life.
Good decision making means that you can grasp problems and mindfully devise effective solutions. It means that you can deal realistically with situations as they arise and manage emotions and impulses that may disrupt effective decision making.
Both creativity and mindfulness form a basic part of solving problems along with intuition. Intuition is a decision-making process that is often overlooked in business. Applied in a mindful way, and used well, it can add richness and speed to developing realistic solutions to problems.
The course is based on the Decision Making component of Reuven Bar-On’s comprehensive assessment of emotional intelligence. You do not need any knowledge of this model or about emotional intelligence to take the course. (It is important for me to stress that I have no commercial affiliation with Reuven Bar-on and the EQ-i 2.0 assessment.)
This course is a standalone course for anyone interested in understanding how to solve problems and make good quality decisions more effectively. It forms part of a comprehensive course that explores emotional intelligence in more depth.
The course covers the ways to stimulate creativity and looks in detail at the fashionable business technique of mindfulness. Within this course, mindfulness is applied to decision making.
You’ll receive all the information that you need and will be coached using loads of practical hints that you can use straight away.
The course is made up of a series of lectures. There are a series of interactive exercises that involve some activity with other people and some reflection.
The course material makes up a one to two-day workshop so is equivalent to 8 -12 hour’s training. It forms part of our advanced emotional intelligence course endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
PLEASE NOTE – This course is NOT for you if you are not prepared to work through the exercises that make up a fundamental part of the course. Your decision making cannot be developed just by watching the video lectures. It requires you to do some reflective thinking, to get some feedback and to discuss your development with others. I’m afraid that you won’t get the best from the course unless you are prepared to do this.
There are EIGHT practical activities included within the course that are designed to help you to develop your decision making capabilities. These are:
- Reflecting about the Emotional Intelligence Course
- Assessing your Decision Making
- Understanding your Reality
- Problem Solving with SCAMPER
- Impulses and Gratification
- Mindfulness: What Affects your Energy?
- An Exercise in Critical Thinking
- Learning Review
For example, by completing the practical activity “Problem Solving with SCAMPER” you will enable to come up with new ideas when you’re trying to develop or improve a product or service.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to improve your decision making.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
Get started today and learn how to improve your decision making!
|Section 1 - Introduction To The Course|
|Introduction To The Course||00:00:00|
|Emotional Intelligence Framework And The EQ-i 2.0||00:00:00|
|Overview Of The Decision Making Course||00:00:00|
|Emotions And Decision Making||00:00:00|
|Feedback In Decision Making||00:00:00|
|Section 2 - Exercise: Assess Your Decision Making|
|Assess Your Decision Making||00:00:00|
|Section 3 - Reality Testing|
|Reality Testing – Learning Outcomes||00:00:00|
|The Difference Between Objectivity And Subjectivity||00:00:00|
|The Basic Anatomy Of The Brain||00:00:00|
|The Sensory Input Channels||00:00:00|
|What is Really Happening?||00:00:00|
|The 3 Types Of Filters||00:00:00|
|Beliefs, Memories, And Values||00:00:00|
|Interpretations Of Memory||00:00:00|
|More About Memory||00:00:00|
|The Influence Of Values And Beliefs On Decisions||00:00:00|
|Understanding Your Reality||00:00:00|
|Observations Of Behaviour And Reality||00:00:00|
|Reality Testing – Review Of This Module||00:00:00|
|Section 4 - Exercise: What Is Your Reality|
|What Is Your Reality||00:00:00|
|Section 5 - Problem Solving|
|Problem Solving – Learning Outcomes||00:00:00|
|The 2 Types Of Problem||00:00:00|
|Adaptability, Innovation, And Risk||00:00:00|
|Working With Creativity||00:00:00|
|How Intuition Is Involved In Problem Solving||00:00:00|
|The 6 Steps To Solving Problems||00:00:00|
|The SCAMPER Technique Of Problem Solving Explained||00:00:00|
|Some Considerations Around Working With SCAMPER||00:00:00|
|How Emotions Drive Decisions||00:00:00|
|Problem Solving – Review Of This Module||00:00:00|
|Section 6 - Exercise: Problem Solving With SCAMPER|
|Problem Solving With SCAMPER||00:00:00|
|Section 7 - Impulse Control|
|Impulse Control – Learning Outcomes||00:00:00|
|Developing your Impulse Control||00:00:00|
|How Your Amygdala Can Be Hijacked And How This Impacts Decision Making||00:00:00|
|Ways To Work With Your Impulse Control||00:00:00|
|Impulse Control – Review Of This Module||00:00:00|
|Section 8 - Exercise: Impulses And Gratification At Work|
|Impulses And Gratification At Work||00:00:00|
|Section 9 - Mindfulness|
|Mindfulness – Learning Outcomes||00:00:00|
|Coming To Your Senses||00:00:00|
|Mindfulness At Work||00:00:00|
|The Neuroscience Of Mindfulness||00:00:00|
|Cognitive Defusion – An Exercise In Mindfulness||00:00:00|
|Mindfulness – Review Of This Module||00:00:00|
|Section 10 - Exercise: What Affects Your Energy|
|What Affects Your Energy||00:00:00|
|Section 11 - Critical Thinking|
|Critical Thinking And Emotional Intelligence||00:00:00|
|The Brain And Thinking||00:00:00|
|The 2 Thinking Systems: Fast And Slow||00:00:00|
|Some Ways Of Improving Critical Thinking||00:00:00|
|Values And Bias And How These Impact Upon Critical Thinking||00:00:00|
|Final Thoughts On Critical Thinking||00:00:00|
|Section 12 - Exercise: An Exercise in Critical Thinking|
|An Exercise In Critical Thinking||00:00:00|
|An Exercise In Critical Thinking (Answer)||00:00:00|