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Apr 30, 2019

The Cure For Procrastination?

Every aspect of our lives depends on the decisions we make, yet why are some of us better than others at committing to a decision? What are the forces at play holding us back and how can we move from indecision to smart choices?

Joseph Bikart explores the intricacies of this perpetual dilemma to bring you The Art of Decision Making, a definitive manual for taking back control of your life. ‘To be or not to be?’ Life’s eternal question. Bikart turns Shakespeare’s iconic words on their head and instead poses the more revealing question ‘what in me cannot decide?’

Drawing from philosophy, psychology, literature and theology, Joseph Bikart uses decades of experience as an advisor to leading companies around the world to explore how and why we make decisions and how to restore volition. In the words of Miles Davis, ‘It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note, it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.”

The book is broken into four parts and punctuated with short practical essays. Bikart presents a lively and compelling exploration of the process of decision making covering:

  • Indecision, indecision: What makes us indecisive? What holds us back and why? The conflict between our heads and our hearts.
  • Where Art Thou?: How and where we get stuck and the importance of relaxing one’s grip.
  • The Momentum of Decisiveness: Keeping our focus and progressing us from will to action.
  • The Deciding Mind: Making our smartest choices and the importance of perspective.

The book starts with the question: how can we, as human beings, become better decision-makers? And ends on a different question: how can we, as decision-makers, become better human beings? The Art of Decision Making presents a unique perspective on what to do at the proverbial fork in the road and Bikart’s philosophy is insightful, thought provoking, and potentially life-changing.

Hardback - 9th July - £16.99/$22.95

Joseph Bikart is a founding partner and director of the international consulting firm Templar Advisors. For the past 20 years, following a first career in investment banking, he has advised leaders in corporate and public life on their communication and negotiations. Through his work with thousands of decision-makers, he has created Decisiology, an innovative approach to executive coaching.


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