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BUS 188 W — Decision Mapping: Make Business Decisions with Less Stress and More Clarity

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Apr 17—May 26
Refund Deadline: Apr 20
Unit: 1
Tuition: $570
Instructor(s): Michelle Florendo
Limit: 50
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Apr 17—May 26
6 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 20
1 Unit
Michelle Florendo
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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.

Decision Engineer; Executive Coach

Michelle Florendo uses a blend of decision engineering, design thinking, and lean startup principles to help her clients map their path forward. She helped redesign the decision curriculum for Stanford's "Designing Your Life" course, served on the inaugural coaching team for Seth Godin's altMBA, and was a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council. She is a coach for Startup Parent and a faculty coach for Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. She holds certifications from New Ventures West, Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute, and the International Coaching Federation. Florendo hosts the podcast Ask a Decision Engineer. She received an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.