Making better decisions over time

Editor’s note: The technique of deliberate practice can dramatically improve performance, but knowing its limits is as important as understanding its value. This article looks at how to make better decisions.

When the right decisions go wrong in college football

Editor’s note: An analysis of two US football matches and how decisions backed up by data did not lead to the right result. Interesting lessons here on using data to determine what you do.

Winning hearts with weak arguments

Editor’s note: Recent research suggests that in some cases, providing weak arguments in favor of a candidate or cause leads supporters to engage in greater advocacy than providing strong ones.

The effect of time on decision making

Editor’s note: In-depth, research-backed look at how time affects the decision-making process.

Is weak evidence better than no evidence?

The Faint Praise Effect and the Weak Evidence Effect are two examples of how weak evidence is worse than no evidence, at least when it comes to human judgments and the complex conditions under which they typically occur. Fascinating insights into decision making.

Top benefits of data-driven decision-making

Editor’s note: One in two global marketers systematically or routinely use data when making decisions, according to research from Teradata. Lessons here for L&D?

Making a big decision? Don’t wait for everyone to agree

Editor’s note: Three tips on how to beat consensus-gridlock in the decision making process.

When giving reasons leads to worse decisions

Editor’s note: Research shows that in some situations introspection can interfere with using our feelings as a reliable guide to what we should do