Problem solving and decision-making are important skills for business and life. Problem-solving often involves decision-making, and decision-making is especially important for management and leadership.
Preparation is at the heart of everything we do. Even seemingly simple and impulsive actions involve a process of understanding and decision-making which we may take for granted. By improving your comprehension of situations and decision-making ability you can improve the speed and efficiency of the process, for personal or professional gain.
Military strategist John Boyd suggested every decision we make is reached through a cycle of Observe-Orient-Decide-Act, which he named the OODA Loop. He suggested improving the mental processes required for each stage, anyone could develop their decision-making abilities. And by actively considering the stages of the cycle, long-term goals and projects could also be realised.