Master your DecisionMaking and Critical Thinking Skills

Research Based Decision Making, Critical Thinking, & Problem Solving Strategies; for Leadership and Management !
Master your DecisionMaking and Critical Thinking Skills
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7.76 GB
Total length :
4h 28m


Sivakami S ; MBA ; Leadership Research


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Last updated 11/2022



Master your DecisionMaking and Critical Thinking Skills

What you’ll learn

Improve the Quality of all your big decisions, thereby improving their ROI (Return on Investment) significantly !
Know about your thinking processes, and how they work in your thinking and decision-making
Understand Cognitive Biases and Logical Fallacies, and how they affect your judgements and decisions
Learn how to minimise the effects of these Biases and Fallacies, with De-Biasing techniques and strategies !

Master your DecisionMaking and Critical Thinking Skills

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High school education required, no other prerequisites!


This Course will help you improve the Quality, and ROI (Return on Investment), of all your Big decisions !!Decision-making, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving are Leadership and Management skills, that are crucial for pretty much everyone !!However, even the smartest Leaders and Managers, in the best of organisations, often make wrong, and irrational decisions !And wrong decisions can be costly, not just for yourself, but for your colleagues, team, and organisation. They can result in both financial, and non-financial, losses.But you can change that !Learn how critical insights from research, and advances, in Psychology, Cognitive, Behavioral science, and Behavioral Economics, can help you make better, and more rational, decisions, as well as analyse and solve problems better.Rationality is not just a nice-to-have. It has Business Benefits !Learn about the evolutionary context of your decision making, heuristics and biases, logical fallacies, the costs of irrationality, and understand how you can optimise your Paleolithic brains, to upgrade your decision-making process in today’s world !Learn some powerful techniques and strategies to De-Bias and reduce the irrationality of your judgements and decisions.This Course is essential for all Business Managers and Leaders, as well as everyone else, who wants to become a more Informed, Influential and Effective Decision Maker. Everything is explained with a lot of examples, and research studies, for ease of understanding! It can help upgrade your Leadership Skills and Management Strategies significantly.Some Images and Videos courtesy Pixabay, Pexels, Pressfoto and FreePik. Some Music snippets courtesy Bensound.


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Course Introduction, Part 1

Lecture 2 Course Introduction, Part 2

Lecture 3 Course Curriculum/Roadmap

Lecture 4 An Introduction to Me, your Instructor, and to Leadership Psychology/Science!

Section 2: How we Think, and make Decisions ?

Lecture 5 How do we Think ? Introduction

Lecture 6 How do we Think ? Our Systems of Thinking

Lecture 7 How do we Think ? The Neuroscience of it

Lecture 8 How do we Think ? Cognitive Ease and Strain Part 1

Lecture 9 How do we Think ? Cognitive Ease and Strain Part 2

Lecture 10 Why do we think the way we do ? Evolutionary Context, Part 1

Lecture 11 Why do we think the way we do ? Evolutionary Context, Part 2

Lecture 12 In Defense of our Instincts and Intuition, Part 1

Lecture 13 In Defense of our Instincts and Intuition, Part 2

Lecture 14 Section Recap and Lessons

Section 3: Some key Cognitive Biases

Lecture 15 What are Cognitive Biases ?

Lecture 16 The Bias Blind Spot, Part 1

Lecture 17 The Bias Blind Spot, Part 2

Lecture 18 The Availability Heuristic, Part 1

Lecture 19 The Availability Heuristic, Part 2

Lecture 20 The Availability Heuristic, Part 3

Lecture 21 The Status Quo Bias

Lecture 22 The Confirmation Bias, Part 1

Lecture 23 The Confirmation Bias, Part 2

Lecture 24 The Importance of Research, and Disclaimer!

Lecture 25 The Framing Effect and Loss Aversion, Part 1

Lecture 26 The Framing Effect and Loss Aversion, Part 2

Lecture 27 The Framing Effect, and Loss Aversion, Part 3

Lecture 28 The Halo Effect, Part 1

Lecture 29 The Halo Effect, Part 2

Lecture 30 The Priming Effect – 1

Lecture 31 The Priming Effect – 2

Lecture 32 The Priming Effect – 3

Lecture 33 The Anchoring Effect, Part 1

Lecture 34 The Anchoring Effect, Part 2

Lecture 35 The Anchoring Effect, Part 3

Lecture 36 The Anchoring Effect, Part 4

Lecture 37 The Fundamental Attribution Error

Lecture 38 In the Spotlight!

Lecture 39 The Optimism Bias

Lecture 40 The Planning Bias, Part 1

Lecture 41 The Planning Bias, Part 2

Lecture 42 A Request!

Section 4: The Importance, and Criticality, of Rationality !

Lecture 43 The Cost of Irrationality – 1

Lecture 44 The Cost of Irrationality – 2

Lecture 45 The Costs of Irrationality – 3

Lecture 46 The Costs of Irrationality – 4

Lecture 47 The Costs of Irrationality – 5

Lecture 48 Some more Irrationality Case Studies

Section 5: De-Biasing & De-Biasing Techniques

Lecture 49 Introduction

Lecture 50 Decision-Making Process : ROI of your Decision

Lecture 51 De-Biasing Methods Part 1

Lecture 52 De-Biasing Methods Part 2

Lecture 53 De-Biasing Methods Part 3

Lecture 54 De-Biasing Methods Part 4

Lecture 55 De-Biasing Methods Part 5

Section 6: Logical Fallacies

Lecture 56 Logical Fallacies – Part 1

Lecture 57 Logical Fallacies, Part 2

Lecture 58 Logical Fallacies, Final Part

Section 7: Concluding Checklist for Decision Making, and Credits

Lecture 59 A Checklist for Decision Making, Part 1

Lecture 60 A Checklist for Decision Making, Part 2

Lecture 61 Credits and Gratitude !

Current, Future, Potential and Aspiring Leaders and Managers, in any field,Graduate and Post-graduate Management students,Anyone who improve the quality of their judgements and decisions, and improve their Critical Thinking Skills

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 4h 28m | 7.76 GB
Created by: Sivakami S ; MBA ; Leadership Research

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