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Think Like a Doctor to Make Executive Decisions

Instructor: John Whyte

If you pay really close attention, you can learn a lot about decision-making from doctors. It may seem like they all just have a knack for it, but they had to practice those skills for years. Having the know-how to make critical decisions in times of crisis is no exception. Doctors are trained to navigate complex decisions with a process called differential diagnosis. It’s a way to understand and guide their decision-making practices—and you can use it in the business world, too.

In this course, join the Chief Medical Officer of WebMD John Whyte as he teaches you how to operationalize the principles of differential diagnosis to think through business decisions just like a doctor. Explore strategies for framing a problem, leveraging data, asking for help, assessing all possible options, and making a final decision. Along the way, John prepares you with the skills you need to know to start making better decisions for your entire team.

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