Management, Management & leadership, Leadership

Speed Read: Decision-making

Taking decisions might be part of your job description, but it can often feel daunting, lonely and exhausting.

Available to pre-order. Published October 2024.

This short guide walks you through the decision-making process step by step and, by breaking it down, makes it both less intimidating and more achievable. It will help you to understand what your decisions are meant to achieve, look at the factors that influence the quality of those decisions and outline the key actions to take in making the decision, implementing it and learning from it. It will also help you to understand the processes and dynamics of decision-making and who is best placed to make decisions.

Who should buy this book?

The guide is for anyone who is involved in decision-making at any level of a charity.

What does it cover?

  • What a decision is
  • The psychological factors
  • Building to a decision
  • Implementing the decision
  • Following up on your decision

‘In a charity, the ability to make decisions effectively is critical to its well-being. A primer for some and a reminder for others, this book provides useful considerations and handy checklists that will improve any organisation’s decision-making.’

Ray Lock CBE JP, Chair, Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation


About the author

Debra Allcock Tyler

Debra Allcock Tyler is CEO of the Directory of Social Change and an experienced chair and trustee of many charities over her long career. Author of several books on management and leadership, she has many years’ experience of training and coaching boards, chief executives and top teams. She is a popular public speaker, has a regular monthly column in Third Sector magazine and has appeared on Radio 4’s The Moral Maze.


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They are:

  • Accessible – practical guidance on a wide range of subjects
  • Condensed – experience and expertise in just 32 pages
  • Clearly signposted – Top Tips, Case Studies and Where Next ideas

For other titles in the series and for offers go to The Speed Read Series.

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Price £8.95

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