Course Information

Date 17 Jan 2018, Wed
Time 9am - 5pm
Venue Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore Hotel Including Tea breaks and International Gourmet Buffet Lunch at Award winning Carousel Restaurant (Halal Certified)
Fee S$ 500 (Nett)
Contact Jaslyn
9767 9686 / 6278 9785

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Jan 2018

The Psychology Behind Dynamic Decision Making

- Use positively psychology in the dynamics of good decision making.

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

― Michelle Obama


At the best of times, decision making is not an easy process. Decision making has both a positive implication and negative consequences depending on how it is made. From an organizational perspective making decisions form an integral part of the management. When making decision one has to keep in mind the short, mid and long-term consequences of the decision. Work-related decisions usually will be taken within the framework of a formula whether it is formal or informal which may allow the participants in the process to influence the outcome in some way.

By understanding the psychology behind decision making, you can train yourself to be a dynamic decision maker. This will entail you to apply the F.A.S.T concept of decision making. F.A.S.T is an action-oriented approach allows you to overcome your sense of ‘bounded rationality’ and make good decision that you won’t regret.

This workshop will show you how to use positively psychology in the dynamics of good decision making. There are two parts to this concise one day workshop. The first part is to identify what a decision actually is and a framework for taking and making decisions.

In the second part will explore the psyche behind decision making process and consider group dynamics, methodologies, tools and how to communicate a decision objectively without being influence by unsavoury and unfavourable circumstances.



By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • What is a decision, what is not and the key components of good decision making
  • A framework for decision making
  • Conduct a decision support analysis
  • Understand the psychology of decision making
  • Identify the different types of critical and non-critical thinking styles and how it affects the psyche of decision makers
  • How to avoid a ‘groupthink’ effect that stifles good decision making
  • How to handle a ‘Mexican stand-off’ when making a decision
  • Use the F.A.S.T method to strategize your decision making mode
  • Recognize and overcome deceptive reasoning and emotional manipulation
  • Communicate your decision effectively
  • Appreciate the returns on investment in being a good decision maker


  • Module 1: Identify the key components of decision making
    1.1 Understanding what goes into the decision making process
    1.2 Barriers to the decision making process
  • Module 2: Case study of good and bad decision making
    2.1 What is involved in good decision making
    2.2 What is involved in bad decision making
  • Module 3: How to collect relevant information and generating feasible options and analyzing situations
    3.1 Understanding the Universal structure of thoughts
    3.2 Application of the universal structure of thoughts to analyze situation
  • Module 4: Short and Mid-term decision making model
    Introduction to F.A.S.T
    4.1 Understanding what goes into short term decision making
    4.2 Understanding what goes into mid-term decision making
  • Module 5: Long term decision making model
    5.1 What goes into long term decision making
  • Module 6: Psychology of decision making
    6.1 Individual vs group decision making
    6.2 The Hermann Brain Theory
    6.3 Creating group dynamics
  • Module 7: Avoiding Groupthink and a Mexican Standoff
    7.1 What is ‘groupthink’ and how to avoid this?
    7.2 How to manage a Mexican standoff
  • Module 8: Endgames – Q & A and quiz to identify what has been learnt to manage Returns on Investment
    8.1 – Quiz on decision making



This is a highly interactive and result-oriented workshop with hands on activities to stimulate the thinking process of the participants. The participants will also be brought through a process of evolution in their thinking methodology such that they should start to see the changes in their thinking process and become solution-centric rather than being problem-centric.



This workshop is particularly useful for middle managers, directors, senior executives, prison officers, police officers, other law enforcement personnel and nursing officers



“Daniel has presented well and kept a diverse group focused on task and time. I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and feel that I am leaving with many insights and applications.”
– Manager, Jurong Town Council

“Daniel was a committed and passionate instructor. Our skills will improve thanks to your strategies.”
-Senior Executive, HP Services

“Extremely eye-opening and amazing course! Thank you Daniel!”
Senior Manager, Alexandra Hospital

“I feel highly motivated after attended Daniel’s class. I feel that the THINK F.A.S.T.™ concept is very effective and I am energize to contribute more to the organisation after attending the course”
-Director, UPS



Daniel Theyagu has been a corporate trainer and performance evaluator since 1989 and has conducted training for more than 500 organizations with his participants coming from more than 100 countries.

In his line of work, Daniel has specifically designed and delivery training programs for large MNCs, statutory boards, civil service and various non-profit organizations. His clients include – SPF, HDB, LTA, MOM, MHA, MINDEF, AVA, CPF, SAF, RSAF, RSN, DSTA, DSO, Singapore Supreme Court, The Law Society, SGH, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagle Hospital and many more. At an international level, Daniel has trained people from more than 30 countries including – Mauritius, Malaysia, Indonesia, Maldives, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Russia, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Norway, UK, USA, France, Germany, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Gabon, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Mongolia and Thailand.

Daniel designed and delivered customize training program in areas of leadership, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, emotional intelligence, creative thinking, critical thinking, systems thinking, speed reading and memory enhancement. As a keynote speaker in conferences and seminars, Daniel is well known for his light-hearted and humorous approach to training by using metaphors and parables and engaging his participants actively throughout his training program.

Daniel Theyagu is the author of five books which includes ‘Making Memory Work for You’, Guide to Success in Studies without Tears or Fears’, ‘Developing True Leadership Potential’ etc and has written more than 300 articles that have been published in Straits Times and other magazines and journals. Daniel also regularly conduct radio talk shows with 938 Live [Singapore] and his workshops are featured regularly in the newspapers that attracts wide variety of participants.

As a keynote speaker in conferences and seminars, Daniel is well known for his light-hearted and humorous approach to training by using metaphors and parables and engaging his participants actively throughout his training program. He is also the adjunct lecturer with Singapore Institute of Technology and Nanyang Technological University. He is also the course chair for Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility for SIM University.

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