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  • Published: 7 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473589155
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Decision Time

How to make the choices your life depends on




Two world-renowned experts bring a new approach to decision-making so you'll never question your choices again.

Should I change careers? Is it time to end my relationship? Can I move halfway across the world?

We have to make choices everyday, big and small, but it's the life-changing ones that often cause us to freeze or react too quickly, without thinking. What can we do differently?

Laurence Alison and Neil Shortland have spent over 20 years helping soldiers, police officers, doctors and other professionals in high-stakes environments make tough decisions when lives are on the line. In Decision Time, they show us how those same decision-making techniques apply to everyday life, whether that's deciding to take a new job or change career later in life, end a relationship, move across the world or declaring your undying love for your best friend.

With tips, studies, interviews and observations from their training with police officers together with role-play scenarios for you to try, this book will help you identify and fight off the common enemies of good decision-making - inertia, procrastination and indecision - and empower you to make the choices that matter the most.

Highly accessible and interactive, Decision Time will guide you through each step of the decision-making process so next time you a find yourself at the crossroads, you'll be able to make your way with confidence.

  • Published: 7 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473589155
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

Laurence Alison

Laurence Alison is professor of psychology at the University of Liverpool, and head of the Centre for Critical Incident Decision Making. He has an international reputation and is widely published in relation to his work on decision-making in high-stake environments, interviewing and interrogation, and prioritisation and detection of sex offenders. He has been psychological advisor on nearly 500 major incidents, including high profile murder cases and London bombings.

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Praise for Decision Time

A highly readable and entertaining book... The authors have managed the trick of applying their work with military and security professionals to the high-consequence choices people face in everyday life. This is a thought-provoking and stimulating contribution.

Gary Klein, author of Seeing What Others Don't and The Power of Intuition

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