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Sources of Power essentially lends the validity of scientific research to techniques that many of us use every day. There's intuition, which is based not on instantaneous insight but on the rapid (perhaps even subconscious) interpretation of perceptual cues. There's mental simulation, a finely honed method of visualization. There's storytelling and metaphor, which enable decision-makers to devise meaningful frameworks and compare their present situations to previous events. Nobody is born with an inherent mastery of these and other techniques, Klein tells us, but we are all born with the capability to develop, through experience, the skill sets experts call upon to make good decisions. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Most studies of decision-making treat humans like rats in a laboratory. But Dr. Klein, a cognitive psychologist, spent a decade watching fire commanders, fighter pilots, paramedics, and others making split-second decisions on the job, and this book is a clear and engaging account of his findings.(Thomas Petzinger, Jr. The Wall Street Journal)
Whether intentionally or not, Klein rebukes the attitude of indifference (and sometimes outright disdain) that some organizations, and perhaps society at large, exhibit with... Read morePublished 3 days ago by B. Taylor
This book covers topics that I couldn't find anywhere else and have been looking to find for many years. Read morePublished 7 months ago by robert griffin
Excelente, but I suggest to be read in combination with "Think fast and slow" by Kanemann to compare the approach.Published 9 months ago by Henrique Moutinho Filho
Good for people who are in circumstances not related to average population.Published 10 months ago by fjh
Emergency, crisis or pressured decision making is a difficult arena even for those who are experienced in operating under pressure. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bernadette Walker
A book for leaders and those who want to be more effective in their dealings with people.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer