Decision making: one of the soft skills every manager needs. But what do you need to be able to make decisions, not only the tough ones? Some theories say you must be completely unemotional to adjudicate on something, although other researchers tell you the complete opposite. So what?
Robert Trappl is professor and head of the Institute of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He is head of the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Vienna, which was founded in 1984. He holds a PhD in psychology (minor: astronomy), a diploma in sociology (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna), and is engineer for electrical engineering. Mr. Trappl has published more than 180 articles, he is co-author, editor or co-editor of 34 books and is Editor-in-Chief of “Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal” and “Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal“, both published by Taylor & Francis, USA. He has been giving lectures and courses and working as a consultant for national and international companies and organizations (OECD, UNIDO, WHO).