The Collaborative Design Process and Decision Engineering

The Collaborative Design Process and Decision Engineering

The intellectual high ground in business decision making is held by a handful of organizations: The Economist Intelligence Unit, Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Global Institute, and Strategy+Business. I think Rich Karlgaard, the publisher of Forbes, is also a...

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...

Decision Coaching 3.0: Is it better to be a fox or a hedgehog?

Nate Silver’s new book is required reading for decision coaches.  Nate Silver is a Bayesian.  He is also bringing structured modeling and probabilistic thinking to the world of political pundits and pollsters.  The title of his new book is, “The Signal and...

Decision Coaching 2.0: What is a Hybrid strategy?

The late Stephen Covey, author of “7 Habits of Highly Successful People,” wrote one last book, “The 3rd Alternative”  before he died.   In the book Covey makes the case that when faced with virtually any dilemma we can usually  find a 3rd path....