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

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DEALING WITH DILEMMAS

Use this to help you decide between two courses of action or resolve a dilemma.

We have all been in a situation where we have been confronted by two or more mutually exclusive options, e.g. do we stay or go, stick or twist, up sticks and move to the new job in London or stay where we are.

The approach outlined below is deceptively simple, but if it’s used correctly it can help you resolve personal dilemmas and identify which course of action to follow.

At first sight the model appears like a simple case of listing the advantages and disadvantages of the decision you have to make. However, the aim is to list the factors in play. The factors you list are neither good nor bad, they are simply the factors that concern ...

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