What lies behind decision-making and improved educational and managerial performance? This book tries to answer by putting forth meaningful strategies in the context of planning and executive functions. This is based on five broad themes: Decisions are based on both emotions and rationality in varying proportions. Emotions and rationality are functions of the brain. Origin of planning and executive functions engaged in problem-solving, and how these functions are measured from three worlds, viz., world of physical objects, world of conscious and unconscious states and psychological control, and world of cultural products, such as language, theories in science, and objects of art. Improvement in planning and executive functions helps in better performance in both educational achievements and managerial decision-making. Methods to boost decision-making and planning.

This book will interest Educational Planners and Managers in business administration as well as the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Psychology, Management and Education.

Rational and Irrational in Managerial Behavior

Rational and irrational in managerial behavior

This is the first of the three chapters that have significant implications for management and organizational behavior. It sets the stage for discussion by first defining the specific competencies that managers and senior executives need, and then a broad range of issues that include the issues related to Reasoning, Intuition, and Intelligence that blend in with the specifics of management and administrative behavior.

Roles and Activities of Top Managers

Top-level executive functions (EFs) include a variety of activities described as problem solving, decision making, planning, and goal setting. Runaway successes and spectacular turnarounds of mammoth corporations, in retrospect, have largely been attributed to the competencies of their senior personnel, particularly the “masterminds” of the chief executive ...

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