How To Make Better, Faster Decisions At Work

Learn science-based skills to defeat biases, boost performance, gain confidence and become a better leader!

4.49 (863 reviews)

How To Make Better, Faster Decisions At Work


1 hour


Mar 2021

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What you will learn

Use practical, scientifically-proven tips to make better, faster team decisions at work.

Increase awareness of common decision biases and how to reduce their effects.

Efficiently include broad input from the right people in team decisions.

Communicate decisions clearly to build buy-in and accountability.

Assess your team’s decision practices against benchmarks to diagnose gaps and make “tipping-point” improvements.

Improve your entire decision process, from analysis and team input to communicating decisions and tracking results.


This fun and practical course is the only management training with research-based tips and skills to help leaders like you make better, faster decisions at work.

The numbers don’t lie:

Decision-making is the most important part of your job. Decision-making drives 95% of business performance and 50% of employee engagement.

There is a huge opportunity for improvement! The most effective decision-makers make better decisions 92% of the time, and they do it twice as fast with half as many meetings.

Better decision-making skills will accelerate your career. Over 98% of managers fail to follow decision best practices, so get ready to join the top 2%!

It’s hard to make better, faster decisions. There are no shortcuts. But the practices are easy to learn. This course will:

  • Boost your decision IQ with fascinating stories, statistics, and tools.

  • Share practical, proven tips for making faster, better decisions.

  • Open awareness of decision biases and how to reduce their effects.

  • Give you practical exercises and assessments to hone your skills.

  • Look beyond the magic moment of deciding to the entire decision cycle.

The course is designed for managers and leaders looking to up-level their performance at work, including project managers, program managers, IT managers, engineering managers, product managers, marketing managers, and similar roles.

Defeat biases. Boost performance. Gain confidence. Become a better leader. Join the decision revolution!

CPE (Continuing Professional Education)

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the importance and impact of improving decision practices.

  2. Name common individual and group biases that affect decisions.

  3. Determine strategies to mitigate common individual and team decision biases.

  4. Identify the seven steps of the decision making process to improve decision practices.

  5. Explain best practices related to each of the seven steps in the decision-making process.

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Decisions Are Everything


Exercise: Bringing Decisions To Mind

CPE Review Quiz: Section 1

How Brain Biases Get In The Way And What To Do About It

Our Brains Are Weird Places To Make Decisions

A Decision Story: Loss Aversion And The Planning Fallacy

We’re Not Hunting Antelopes Anymore

Exercise: Shining A Light On Cognitive Biases

Beneath The Magic, Decisions Are Process

CPE Review Quiz: Section 2

Widening The Frame

Unlock Choices With A Wider Frame

Four Tips To Widen The Frame

Decision Makeovers

Exercise: Decision Makeovers, You Edition

CPE Review Quiz: Section 3

Gathering Inclusive Weigh-Ins

Teams Are Great, Inclusive Teams Are Better

Before You Meet Up, Write It Down

Exercise: Written Weigh-Ins

CPE Review Quiz: Section 4

Making The Decision

How Decisions Work

From Criteria For Choices To Goals For Decisions

Pressure-Testing Decisions With Pre-Mortems

Exercise: Quality Check A Work Decision

CPE Review Quiz: Section 5

Announcing Decisions Clearly & Getting Feedback

Remember Who Wasn't In The Room Where It Happened

Building A Decision Announcement

To Lock In Buy-In, Open Up Feedback

Exercise: Do A Decision Announcement

CPE Review Quiz: Section 6

Disagreeing, Committing And Keeping Track

One Sentence To Rule Them All

Keeping Track Is The Holy Grail

Exercise: Decision Hunt

CPE Review Quiz: Section 7

Diagnosing Your Team’s Decision Practices

Learning From Top Performing Teams

The Anna Karenina Principle

Exercise: Diagnosing Your Team

The Right Next Step For Your Team

CPE Review Quiz: Section 8


The Three Big Takeaways

Thank You!

CPE Review Quiz: Section 9

CPE Qualified Assessment


Kevin31 August 2021

Presenter was engaging and knowledgeable and provided practical information about the decision making process.

Michele10 August 2021

I really like this course. Very well explained with good examples and templates I can use in my day to day business as a business developer.

Nagaveni1 August 2021

ITs very useful to make a decision with strong points at workplace. this modules is making us so confident. Thanks

Prashant4 July 2021

The discussion here is a nicely collected and presented artifacts one should learn, practice if willing to learn effective decision making. I certainly find this helpful.

Usman28 June 2021

Some terminologies he is using are not commonly used, so for a beginner it should be a little bit more understandable.

Wan14 June 2021

the final exam its superb hard, but key to answer re-attend again the whole course and don't waste time figuring out what you answer wrongly

Sandra17 May 2021

The content is interesting, relevant and has direct application on any role. Plus is very well presented and structured

Gordan16 May 2021

Rarely is a course for everyone: C-levels, mid managers, consultants and employees, students,... And rarely is such course based in scientific findings and confirmed in business.

Loree28 March 2021

I appreciated the scoping to mid-level managers making two mid-level decisions/week, but would also have appreciated some examples of decisions over examples like which car to buy.

Rob3 March 2021

Erik did an AMAZING job highlighting the process to address and recommendations to address learned weakness. Extremely excellent material!

Israel15 January 2021

This course provides a lot of helpful information how how to best make decisions at work. Definitely recommend the course.

Kateryna7 January 2021

The course is very insightful with deep behavioral research and the data to backup the statistics. I found it extremely helpful for my career development.

Artem25 December 2020

Amazing insides about how the brain works and stay on our way to make better decisions and how we can overcome it.

Colleen5 December 2020

As a product manager, the content in this course was extremely relevant, and the solutions provided were helpful, thoughtful, and well-explained.

Sumaya5 December 2020

Gave me great insight into the unspoken rationale of making the decision and gave me some idea of how to overcome some of the complexities that are often fuelled by human emotion.


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