Facilitator: Risa Mish, Professor of Practice of Management, S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Succeeding in any business leadership role requires you to think critically, and to be able to recommend and make quality decisions with and on behalf of organizational stakeholders – even in the face of challenges such as incomplete information and changing and unforeseen circumstances. It requires you to have the courage to own your decisions, and to speak up when you perceive a proposed decision to be flawed or less than optimal.
This workshop helps participants approach business problems systematically and thoroughly and develop their team members’ ability to do the same, so that they are able to produce and communicate a proposed solution that is well-reasoned and able to be implemented successfully. This process increases the confidence of team members that they are thinking strategically and adding value when they share their perspective on the problems that the team is tackling.
In this workshop, attendees will:
- Learn a tool for calibrating what’s at stake in a given situation and whether to decide quickly and intuitively vs. use critical thinking
- Practice applying a three-question tool to use at the pre-analysis, information-vetting stage to identify information gaps and combat confirmation bias
- Learn how to balance the advantages of experience with a need for openness to new ideas, and how to overcome some of the challenges of observation-based reasoning
- Learn and practice applying the “Context + IDEALS” framework for critically thoughtful, strategic problem solving
Open to all Forums members; capacity is limited to 40. Pre-registration required. Lunch will be served.
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