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Critical Thinking: A key Element Necessary to Reach the Best Decisions

Oct 3, 2019
Irving, TX, USA
USD 475
USD 475 per day
Oct 16, 2019
Hyattsville, MD, USA
USD 475
USD 475 per day
Oct 24, 2019
Toronto, ON, Canada
CAD 495 ≈USD 373
CAD 495 per day

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Description

High quality decisions have always been essential for strong business performance. Yet with the increasing speed, complexity and data availability in today's competitive environment, superior decision skills are more important than ever. This workshop will help you improve your decision making skills by offering behavioral insights into how people actually think and make decisions. It then teaches the advanced critical thinking skills and creative strategies needed to manage unfamiliar, highly complex problems or decisions that involve significant uncertainty. It offers strategies on how managers and executives can deal more effectively with ambiguous information, loosely structured problems, deep uncertainty, and complex tradeoffs. The focus is on critical thinking, breakthrough problem solving, learning and the effective use of groups.

Time Allocation - Topics

20% Solving the right problem

  • Mindful decision definition
  • Questioning organization assumptions

25% Avoiding decision traps

  • Overconfidence and confirmation
  • The value and risk of stories

15% Managing uncertainty and becoming a better forecaster

  • Knowing what we don’t know: Seeing uncertainties
  • Keys to becoming a better forecaster
  • Linking insights and actions

25% Effectively using your team to improve decisions

  • 4 leadership pillars for diagnosing team dysfunction
  • Expertise as a tool for rapid task allocation and team development
  • Building decision capabilities

15%: Sustaining a decision

  • Generating ownership
  • Quick situational assessments

Focus

Primary -- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Adaptability, Communication, Developmental Perspective, Initiative, Interpersonal Relations

Secondary -- PLANNING/ORGANIZING: Problem Identification, Selecting and Organizing Information, Determining Required Resources

Tertiary -- EXECUTING/CONTROLLING/EVALUATING: Decision Making, Use of Authority, Delegation, Direction, Coordination, Guidance

Experts

Professor School of Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University John is a thought leader in the areas of team leadership, organizational change implementation, and strategic decision-making. His research on knowledge-based decision-making teams is widely cited in the academic literature, as...

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Oct 3, 2019
Irving, TX, USA
USD 475
USD 475 per day
Oct 16, 2019
Hyattsville, MD, USA
USD 475
USD 475 per day
Oct 24, 2019
Toronto, ON, Canada
CAD 495 ≈USD 373
CAD 495 per day

How it works

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