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Think Fast!: Accurate Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Planning in Minutes a Day

ISBN: 978-1-118-00463-0
192 pages
June 2011
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Apply proven critical thinking processes and supercharge your business

Alamo Learning Systems has been providing Critical Thinking Skills (CTS), problem solving, decision-making, preventive action, and innovation training solutions to the corporate world for more than 35 years. They have been at the forefront of such movements in management as ISO 9000, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing.

Now, in Think Fast!, these CTS experts bring you an up-to-the-minute toolbox of strategies and tactics you can use to optimize your business. This useful and easy-to-read guide looks at real-world consumer issues, giving you top-level skills to address a wide range of practical business, professional, and life problems.

  • Alamo's CTS solutions have been proven effective in major companies, including 200 of the current Fortune 500
  • Uses real examples from outside the business world to make problems and solutions widely accessible

At last, the Critical Thinking Skills that have guided some of the world's most successful companies are available to readers of this insightful guide. Start rethinking your business today, and take your business skills—and business results—to the next level.

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Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Good News.

2. Start Here: Stop.

3. The Dump List.

4. Simplify.

5. Pick the Right Road: Three Little Questions.

6. Recognize Your Progress.

7. Present: Decide Now!

8. Past: Find Out “Why?”

9. Future: Plan to Make It Happen.

10. Go Forward with Condence.

Bonus Chapter. Innovation: Create Something New.

Index.

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Guy A. Hale, a seasoned business leader, is chairman and CEO of Alamo Learning Systems, one of the oldest and most highly regarded management training and consulting companies in the world. The company's growing list of clients includes more than two hundred Fortune 500 companies. Guy has overseen the development of innovative and popular training programs such as Critical Thinking Skills, Process Improvement, Project Management, Innovation, Team Building, Total Quality Management, and ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and QS-9000. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the two most prestigious graduate schools in China, Beijing and Tsinghau Universities. He is author of The Proactive Manager (Wiley) and The Leader's Edge, which has become one of the all-time bestselling business books in China. Guy wrote Think Fast! for anyone at any level of leadership, who wants to conquer his or her concerns with speed and accuracy, and achieve meaningful success!
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July 06, 2011
Think Fast!

In the complex and ever changing business world, exceptional leadership continues to be the critical ingredient to success. Guy has provided a proven process to take your leadership to the next level. I found this book to be immediately helpful."—Steve Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, West Region, UnitedHealthcare 

There is no end to the obstacles, challenges, mountains, unexpected issues, and even self-defeating thoughts that get in everyone’s way of being the best they can be by achieving their goals and dreams. In today's environment, everyone from top coaches and entrepreneurs, to corporate leaders, busy mothers, and grad students are expected to make decisions and solve issues at the speed of light - and with pinpoint accuracy. Add downsizing to this reality, and it's easy to see why many feel overwhelmed by all the demands and responsibilities placed on their shoulders daily.

To aid those looking to cut stress from their careers by learning time management and critical thinking skills, the CEO of Alamo Learning Systems, Guy A. Hale’s new book, Think Fast! Accurate Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Planning in Minutes a Day (Wiley; Hardcover; July 2011; $24.95; 978-1-118-00463-0) brings readers techniques from Alamo's powerful learning system that enables them to make good decisions, prevent problems, and plan for the future with speed, effectiveness, and accuracy - every time.

Alamo’s Learning System has been field-tested in Fortune 500 corporate training sessions, with top business leaders, and in thousands of client consultations and solution-finding sessions. Their experts have been providing critical thinking skills, problem solving, decision-making, preventive action, and innovation training solutions to the corporate world for more than 35 years. Now, Hale and Alamo Learning Systems’ Critical Thinking Skills (CTS) experts are bringing their expertise to everyone with an up-to-the-minute toolbox of strategies and tactics anyone can use to optimize their business.

Think Fast! allows anyone to learn and apply these skills inside and outside of the workplace, providing a simple-to-use system allowing readers to:

  • Cut through concerns, obstacles, and demands in record time and with accuracy, every time
  • Immediately eliminate feeling overwhelmed and out of control
  • Discover renewed energy to pursue dreams and goals, with passion!

Think Fast! is a useful and easy-to-read guide that looks at real-world consumer issues, giving readers top-level skills to address a wide range of practical business, professional, and life problems, allowing anyone to use the system’s principles as an ongoing learning tool.

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