NO Coin Flips Allowed: Decision-Making in Crisis

Decision-making: You do it every day, but that doesn’t make it any easier. It’s still the most important thing you do. And it’s especially difficult in a personal or professional crisis. This course explores real case studies of difficult decisions –and the tools and insights that made the difference…and that you can use.

Greg Conderacci, who teaches this course, is no stranger to risk. He has managed to survive several high-risk situations, including mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, layoffs and rapid growth periods in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden a bicycle across the country (twice) and wriggled out of a few tight spots. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he has not only covered high-level decision-makers, he has successfully made career- and life-changing decisions many times. He is a sought-after adviser for personal and corporate decision-making. Greg is a BLI Senior Fellow, consultant, and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Learning Objectives
  • Use decision-making tools and principles to make better decisions
  • Lead others through difficult situations
  • Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:
  • Deal effectively with risk, incertainty and ambiguity

Major Topics
  • Surprise: You didn’t think it was a crisis when you woke up today
  • Urgency: We need you to make a decision NOW!
  • Danger: This could cost you your job…or worse.
  • Procrastination: That’s a decision, too.
  • Timing: Without it, they don’t get the joke.
  • Communication: Coming out of the seeming safety of the cave.
  • Tools: Much better than “eenie-meanie-miney-mo.”

Who Should Attend

Anyone who might wrestle with issues related to important decision-making, especially anyone in a leadership role

Fields of Study
Personal Development



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


This course is available for your group as:


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