Is decision making the “Sixth Discipline?”

In 1990 Peter Senge coined the term “Fifth Discipline” to describe system thinking.  He made compelling arguments why system thinking is so important.  A large community of systems thinkers developed and the practice of systems thinking flourished. One of my favorite...

Decision Coaching 3.0: What is the deliverable?

What is it that decision consultants and coaches provide decision makers? Why do they give us their attention and energy? What do they get in return?  What do we deliver? Here’s how Jack Kloeber answers the question in a recent issue of the Decision Analysis...

Decision Coaching 2.0: Balancing advocacy and inquiry

After 40 years of working on strategic decisions in the private and public sectors, I am comfortable making the assertion that advocacy based negotiation is how we make decisions — by default.   This is ironic because we say we want informed decisions based on...