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2011-01-20 00:00:54

Kepner-Tregoe offers seven steps to ensure budgetary decisions support company goals Princeton, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 18, 2011 Kepner-Tregoe (KT), a leading international consulting and training services organization, advises companies to think twice before cutting costs in 2011 as they are at high risk for causing additional damage. Over the past several months, companies have faced immense pressure to slash budgets and programs in an effort to remain profitable and successful. These...

2011-01-04 13:49:27

When faced with decisions, we often follow our intuition"”our self-described "gut feelings""”without understanding why. Our ability to make hunch decisions varies considerably: Intuition can either be a useful ally or it can lead to costly and dangerous mistakes. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that the trustworthiness of our intuition is really influenced by what is happening physically in our bodies....

2011-01-04 00:00:37

Want to Make Better Decisions? Great Decisionsâ“ž¢ is simple to use decision making - problem solving software with a simple to use interface. Compare what is motivating or stopping you from making a decision. Assign a numeric weight to each attribute in the decision with an intuitive arrow graphic. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 3, 2011 Great Life Software announces the first and only force field analysis application in the Ap stores called Great...

2010-12-14 23:46:38

Enormous uncertainty. These two words describe the condition of Phoenix's climate and water supply in the 21st century. Reservoirs have dipped to their lowest levels, continuous drought has plagued the state and forecasts for even warmer summers are predicted. Despite this uncertainty, professors at Arizona State University say there's no need to be fearful because positive impacts can be made. ASU professors Patricia Gober and Craig Kirkwood working in conjunction with Decision Center for a...

2010-12-14 07:57:00

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, December 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Action Points Extends ARC's Award Winning BI Capabilities to Collaborative Operational Execution Manthan Systems today announced that it will be pre-viewing ARC Action Points, a unique and completely novel series of Retail Business Process Execution Modules. ARC Action Points extends ARC's strong guided analytical capabilities to allow for simulation and modeling of "best outcome" decisions, and then through collaborative...

2010-11-15 11:15:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Zealand-based Scotia Place Center has just launched The Universal Template, its latest offering in a series of decision-support products. "The 'U'-Template affords organizational decision-makers a comprehensive and long-range 'pilots-eye' view of their projects-in-development", says psychologist and company founder David L. Herman. "And like a fighter pilot's psychological 'back-up' mechanisms, The 'U'-Template enables...

2010-10-29 19:03:49

The decision to stop life-support for incapacitated and critically ill patients is, for surrogate decision makers, often fraught with moral and ethical uncertainty, and long-term emotional consequences. But as difficult as these decisions are, more than half of surrogate decision makers prefer to have full authority over the choice than to share or cede that power to physicians, according to a recent study out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. "This report suggests that many...

2010-09-20 16:31:00

Narcissists spend their resting time deep in thought, a new imaging study shows, though such reflection likely revolves entirely around the thinker. USC neuroscientists found a correlation between high scores on a measure of narcissism - the Machiavellian Egocentricity subscale - and activity during rest in the posteromedial cortex, a brain region that previous studies have associated with thoughts about the self. The finding, published online by PLoS ONE, does more than bolster a stereotype....

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2010-09-17 13:00:00

Structure of prefrontal cortex helps humans think about one's own thinking A specific region of the brain appears to be larger in individuals who are good at turning their thoughts inward and reflecting upon their decisions, according to new research published in the journal Science. This act of introspection"”or "thinking about your thinking""”is a key aspect of human consciousness, though scientists have noted plenty of variation in peoples' abilities to introspect. The new...

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2010-09-14 09:09:28

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study sheds light on the brain mechanisms that allow us to make choices and ultimately could be helpful in improving treatments for the millions of people who suffer from the effects of anxiety disorders. In the study, CU-Boulder psychology Professor Yuko Munakata and her research colleagues found that "neural inhibition," a process that occurs when one nerve cell suppresses activity in another, is a critical aspect in our ability to make choices. "The...


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