Category: Decision-Making

Career Decisions Are Complex: How to Organize Your Thoughts

This is a guest contribution I’ve been invited to write for the Portland career counseling blog “Career Transition: The Inside Job – Insights from Portland, Oregon Career Counselors”. How can you tell when you’re oversimplifying your career decision because of

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Posted in Career Decisions, Decision-Making

New Summer Readings

My latest picks: (mostly) recent books about decision making and goal achievement. The promise of a long summer ahead makes me very happy, and so does the knowledge that no matter how much I read, there will always be books

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Book Recommendations, Conflict Resolution, Decision-Making, Interactive Decisions, Productivity

Inspired: How Awe Affects Our Decisions

Feelings of awe and wonder make us feel smaller, but richer in time. This affects our decisions in several interesting ways. Awe is a powerful emotion that we feel when we encounter something so strikingly vast (grand, beautiful, or powerful)

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German Translations of Decision Coaching Methods

(And you’ll also find some similar resources in English.) I’m excited about my upcoming opportunity this month to teach several postgraduate seminars to career counselors in Switzerland again. The topic will be decision coaching methods: how to apply decision support tools in a

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Posted in Counseling/Coaching, Decision-Making, Problem Solving, Risk and Uncertainty

Valentine’s Special: Chocolate and Coaching

I’m offering a new coaching package for couples. Could you use some help improving your shared time management, figuring out priorities, getting better organized together? If you sign up for your first exploratory Strategy Session before Valentine’s Day, you’ll receive a box

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Counseling/Coaching, Decision-Making, Financial Decisions, Health Decisions, Problem Solving

Consumer Decisions: Should we Invest into Possessions or Experiences?

If your finances are limited at all as a consumer, you are constantly faced with the decision: how should you spend your money in order to get the most lasting happiness and satisfaction from your purchases?  With the holidays and the gifting season coming up for many, this is

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Posted in Decision-Making, Financial Decisions

Are You Scared of Your Next Decision?

Edvard Munch (1893): The Scream. Oil, tempera & pastel on cardboard. [Image rights in the public domain.] Tonight will be a scary night for the bravest of us, with countless children roaming the streets, high on sugar, threatening to knock on our very

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Decision Skills Matter

To what extent do decision skills matter in real live? Do these skills actually lead to better decision outcomes and fewer unpleasant life events? Or, more specifically: do people who perform better on hypothetical decision tasks also make better real-world decisions, to the extent

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New Productivity Coaching Group

Time is our most precious resource – are you getting the most out of yours? Or are you ready for a change?  My next productivity coaching group will come in a new format, starting with one-on-one sessions and an in-depth

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Posted in Achieving Goals, Career Decisions, Counseling/Coaching, Decision-Making, Health Decisions, Procrastination, Productivity, Self-Assessments

Summer Reading List

Some book recommendations on decision making, innovation and productivity: Kayt Sukel (2016) The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance A very readable overview of current research on the neuroscience of risk, illustrated with personal stories and some inspiring interviews

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Posted in Book Recommendations, Creativity, Decision-Making, Problem Solving, Risk and Uncertainty