As a founder and CEO of three Silicon Valley companies, venture investor, and recipient of the National Innovators Award, Don writes, speaks, and coaches from a broad base of experience. Don wrote "How Great Decisions Get Made: 10 Easy Steps for Reaching Agreement on Even the Toughest Issues" with a foreword by Margaret J. Wheatley (AMACOM, 2004). This book, reprinted in Asia and Africa, has helped businesses, governments, and communities around the world to enjoy major breakthroughs and enduring results. His new book is "Take Charge of Your Talent: Three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization, and Life" with co-author Jay Perry and a foreword by Jim Kouzes (Berrett-Koehler, 2013). It embodies over a decade of pioneering work to help people make the most of their talent and enjoy doing it. Don's own story is one of learning how to take charge of his talent. He was the first in his family's history to attend college, and he earned a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University. He subsequently earned an MBA and JD from Stanford University. Following nearly two decades in Silicon Valley, Don became a Master Certified Coach, helping leaders and teams cultivate success in their organizations. Don's clients include large firms such as Accenture, Blue Shield, Duke Energy, Intel, Microsoft, and Wells Fargo, as well as growing mid sized businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs. He delivers keynote speeches and appears on radio and TV across the U.S.  
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How Great Decisions Get Made

Don Maruska

Great decisions bring out the best in people and galvanize them to achieve great results together. Unfortunately, too few great decisions, or even good decisions, get made. This session draws from Don’s highly acclaimed book with a foreword by Meg Wheatley and enthusiastic endorsements from Jack Canfield and dozens of other leaders. Learn why typical decision-making processes fail. Practice two questions you can use to turn around any troubling situation. And, see how you can apply ten proven steps to make great decisions.

This session will show you how to enlist all stakeholders efficiently and effectively, uncover the real issues underlying difficult challenges, and find solutions that gain broad support for successful implementation. Be your best and bring forth the best in others.

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  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support