Five FAQs on the Second Edition of Communicating to Decision Makers

Updated: Aug 24


The book cover of "Communicating Reliability, Risk & Resiliency to Decision Makers" that is now available on Amazon.com.
The second edition of "Communicating Reliability, Risk & Resiliency to Decision Makers" is now available on Amazon.com.

Five Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Second Edition of Communicating to Decision Makers.


1. What is the history of this book?

  • The first edition of print and Kindle versions was released in June 2017

  • Book is a product of half-day and full-day workshops that preceded it

  • The second edition (print version) has been released on Amazon.com

  • JD's next print book, “Communicating with FINESSE”, will be released in early 2023


2, What are three guiding principles for technical professionals communicating complexity and uncertainty?

  • Communicating as a trusted advisor is different than communicating for marketing or political purposes.

  • The burden of effective communication is on the sender, not the receiver.

  • Have empathy for the decision maker – it is about the decision maker, not you.


3. What inspired the book?

“I have sufficient tools and approaches… what I really need is a way to get my boss’s boss to understand.”


4. What are the best things about the book?

  • Fills a gap in the knowledge base for technical professionals

  • Practical – based on proven techniques used in workshops and in by practitioners

  • Best reference material in print on this topic


5. What is new in the second edition?

  • Chapter 10 – For the Boss’s Boss

  • How to get your staff to understand

  • Five key areas to consider and tips for each

  • More case examples, especially in the first three chapters

  • Additional content in five chapters

  • Improved formatting

  • Introduction of Communicating with FINESSE