The Resource The secret life of decisions : how unconscious bias subverts your judgement, by Meena Thuraisingham ; in collaboration with Wolfgang Lehmacher

The secret life of decisions : how unconscious bias subverts your judgement, by Meena Thuraisingham ; in collaboration with Wolfgang Lehmacher

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The secret life of decisions : how unconscious bias subverts your judgement
Title
The secret life of decisions
Title remainder
how unconscious bias subverts your judgement
Statement of responsibility
by Meena Thuraisingham ; in collaboration with Wolfgang Lehmacher
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Language
eng
Summary
Making decisions is a critical part of every executive's job. However we know so little about the often subliminal processes that shape the decisions we make. The Secret Life of Decisions exposes the unchallenged myths and distortions that impact our reasoning ability, raising our awareness of the many traps we can fall into. The authors have drawn from decades of work with leaders showing that even the most talented leaders and teams can end up making sub-optimal decisions. This is rarely because they had poor critical thinking faculties but rather because they did not pay enough attention to the often invisible traps hardwired into our thinking processes, letting through only information that conforms with our current beliefs, mental models and expectations. This leaves many leaders and businesses exposed. Rather than being the rational output of our reasoning abilities, the authors show decision making to be a highly imprecise process. As decision makers we come to the table armed with our own perspectives, preferences, filters, heuristics and biases, influenced by a broad range of social influences many operating subliminally. The Secret Life of Decisions is an essential read for developing and seasoned executives who have to work through increasingly complex and high stakes decisions. It treats choosing wisely and the thinking involved as a skill, which as with many other skills, can be improved with the guided practice and supporting tools provided here. The journey however starts with awareness that comes from outing the 'secret' forces that can sabotage the quality of our decisions
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Thuraisingham, Meena
Dewey number
153.8/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD30.23
LC item number
.T48 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lehmacher, Wolfgang
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  • Decision making
  • Discrimination
  • Judgment
  • Leadership
Label
The secret life of decisions : how unconscious bias subverts your judgement, by Meena Thuraisingham ; in collaboration with Wolfgang Lehmacher
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=504631
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about our thinking -- The costs of biased thinking -- Memories can deceive -- Experience can trap -- Optimism can cloud -- Fear can do harm -- Ambition can blind -- Attachments can lead astray -- Values can mislead -- Power can corrupt -- Best practice decision behaviour -- The future of decision making
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 203 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781409453284
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820719595
  • (OCoLC)ocn820719595
Label
The secret life of decisions : how unconscious bias subverts your judgement, by Meena Thuraisingham ; in collaboration with Wolfgang Lehmacher
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=504631
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking about our thinking -- The costs of biased thinking -- Memories can deceive -- Experience can trap -- Optimism can cloud -- Fear can do harm -- Ambition can blind -- Attachments can lead astray -- Values can mislead -- Power can corrupt -- Best practice decision behaviour -- The future of decision making
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781409453284
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820719595
  • (OCoLC)ocn820719595

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