BUS 188 — Decision Mapping: Make Business Decisions with Less Stress and More Clarity
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Jul 14—Aug 18
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jul 16
Instructor(s): Michelle Florendo
Class Recording Available: Yes
Have you ever encountered paralysis in the face of big decisions? Do the product or operational decisions you face seem more complex than ever but still need to be made with speed? The fact is that we all struggle with important business decisions where even the best processes fail to yield a definitive answer. In this course, you will learn a new approach to applying proven concepts from the field of decision analysis to more effectively structure and clarify your decision-making process. When relying solely on our intellect for decision analysis, we may lack enough information and, consequently, the confidence to move forward. This course will explore how to decipher the inevitable emotions that arise during the decision-making process and show how they, too, can provide useful data so that you can determine the appropriate strategy for getting unstuck. You will learn how to sift through your thoughts, emotions, and what-ifs in order to map the three components of every decision: objectives, options, and information. You will leave this course equipped with tools to tackle decisions with multiple centers of intelligence (cognitive, emotional, somatic)—in other words, how to lead with your head, heart, and gut.
Michelle Florendo has worked with hundreds of professionals around the world to show them how to untangle complex decisions. She uses a blend of decision engineering, design thinking, and lean startup principles to support her clients. She holds certifications from New Ventures West, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, and the International Coaching Federation. She received an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Decision Engineer and Executive Coach
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.