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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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MODEL 23

CHRISTENSEN’S STRATEGY FOR A HAPPY LIFE

Use this to identify your ‘principles for life’ and then use these to guide your decision making.

Clayton M. Christensen, a Professor at the Harvard Business School, is famed for encouraging his students to draw up a strategy for life. He argues that such a strategy can be used to remind people of what is truly important and help them achieve their ultimate goal of living a productive and happy life.

TO HELP STUDENTS GET STARTED CHRISTENSEN POSES THREE QUESTIONS:

1. What makes me happy at work?

2. How can I live a happy and fulfilled family life?

3. How can I live by my principles and maintain my integrity in all I do?

In essence his theory is based on the idea that if a person is fulfilled ...

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