Decisions are a constant part of life. Tradeoffs, choices, commitments – whatever we may call them, decisions often cause stress and anxiety for the person making them, and can introduce conflict into family, work and other critical relationships. Yet decision making is a teachable skill – it’s a required course in many of today’s MBA programs. For those who never got to take such a course, learning how to make decisions can represent a crucial step in improving your personal and professional life. Armed with a simple, structured approach to framing, evaluating and finalizing decisions, you – individually or as part of a group – will find yourself making sounder choices that produce better, more satisfying outcomes. Most importantly, making decisions will be transformed from a cause for concern to a controllable, manageable process.