Critical Thinking For Executives
Duration: Half Day, At customers location
Using concepts from our model we created a simple framework for Critical Thinking
We contrast your everyday automatic thinking with Critical Thinking.
Stronger foundation for decisions
More time on getting clear and less time and rework needed for decisions
We train the attendees in the use of various techniques for Getting Clear, Reaching Conclusions and Making Decisions
Listening to the Answer
Mulitple curriculums for varied attendees
We also modify the curriculum for the mix of attendees:
• Executives and Business Leaders
• Teams (a Manager and team, or cross functional)
• Supervisors, Managers and Directors
• Individual Contributors
• Mixed class of multiple disciplines and responsibilities
Time and Money spent on the right problem
People working on the right problem or decision
Defendable and Clear Conclusions
Less iterations and redo's
Faster and Quality Decision Making
Weaker foundation for decisions
Less time on getting clear and more time and rework needed for decisions
This Results in ...
What's the benefit of Critical Thinking
Attendees learn Pragmatic Critical Thinking Techniques resulting in;
Faster and higher quality decisions that are more likely to be the correct ones.
Superior solutions to problems, goals, and strategies.
Better understanding of the dynamics between different aspects of a business or project
Innovative ideas and solution
Being better equipped to tackle problems and make decisions on a daily basis.
Critical Thinking skills gained can be applied to:
General problem solving and decision making
New product ideas and creation
Short and long term business strategies
Improved development processes and quality
Improved operational efficiency
Revenue generation and cost reduction strategies
Customer care improvement
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Post course 1:1 mini coaching sessions available for followup and continued assistance
Overview (Download the Workshop Brochure for more details)
This half day class is designed for Executives and exposes them to the framework, tools and techniques of Critical Thinking, either prior to, or in parallel with Critical Thinking training for employees of the organization.
The focus is to introduce a framework for Critical Thinking and some of the most important tools they can leverage. Also covered is how to create and sustain a culture for Critical Thinking.
In addition to supporting their organization and knowing what is being learned, Critical Thinking will benefit senior executives in strategic and business planning, alignment behind initiatives, and significant business affecting problem solving an decisions. The course includes:
· What is Critical Thinking; What are the benefits
· Automatic vs Manual Thinking
· The Critical Thinking Framework; Clarity, Conclusions, Decisions
· Clarity - Why, So What and Need
· Conclusions - Facts, Observations, Experiences, Beliefs, Assumptions
· Decisions - Need and Criteria
· Thinking Coach and Leading others to Think
· Creating and Sustaining a Culture for Critical Thinking Environment
During the class, the attendees will be applying Critical Thinking to their own current business problem. In this way, when they return to their desk, they already know how to proceed.
What's unique about our workshop?
This isn't your ordinary "academic" day. It's not just "theory", but pragmatic, proven techniques for solving real world business problems, strategies and challenges.
We customize the workshop to your business, with real examples and exercises that come from interviews with would be attendees. The attendees learn critical thinking AND see it in action with their own day-to-day issues.