This program is designed for senior leaders to refine their decision-making prowess. The program starts by imparting the essentials of making sound decisions, addressing cognitive biases, and providing methods to circumvent the common pitfalls of decision-making. Practical exercises are incorporated to facilitate real-world application of these concepts.
As the program progresses, "Collective Decision Making" is dissected to examine the efficacy of group decisions and strategies to prevent groupthink. Collaborative activity further encourages the practical application of these insights.
The program's final segment focuses on "Advanced Decision-Making Strategies" by empowering leaders with creativity, the ability to learn from past outcomes, and the proactiveness of threat assessment.
This program ensures leaders have cutting-edge skills for achieving strategic decision-making excellence.
Dr. Michael Roberto is the Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He joined the tenured faculty at Bryant after serving for six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. He has also been a Visiting Associate Professor of Management at New York University's Stern School of Business.
His research focuses on decision-making, teamwork, and leadership. He has published three books, the latest of which is titled Unlocking Creativity (Wiley, 2019), Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes For An Answer (2nd edition published in 2013), and Know What You Don't Know (published in 2009). He also has developed three Great Courses lecture series, the best-selling Everest Leadership and Team Simulation, and the award-winning Columbia's Final Mission multi-media case study about the 2003 space shuttle accident.
Dr. Roberto has taught in leadership development programs and consulted at several firms, including Mars, Deloitte, Google, Target, Apple, FedEx, Disney, Morgan Stanley, IBM, Wal-Mart, Amica, and Textron. He's also presented at numerous government organizations, including the FBI, NASA, Joint Special Operations Command, the Air War College, and West Point.
He received an A.B. with honors from Harvard College in 1991. He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1995, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar. He also received his doctorate from Harvard Business School in 2000.