CRITICAL THINKING TO REACH THE BEST DECISIONS
with Dr. John Austin
August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$475 (US) per person

Springfield Country Club
400 West Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 690-7600

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Book by Dr. John Austin
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CRITICAL THINKING TO REACH THE BEST DECISIONS

 
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.
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This was an excellent seminar! So interesting and very applicable to my everyday job requirements. So often our traps or biases are blind spots for us - we're subjective to them. This is a great way to help us become more objective & move these blind spots into clearer view.
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DR. JOHN AUSTIN

 
Dr. John Austin works at the intersection of executive practice and academic insight as President of Three Translation Leadership.  For the past seven years he has also been a Principal at Decision Strategies International and an instructor teaching executives at The Wharton Schoolís Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Georgetown University, and Duke Corporate Education.  Prior to that, Dr. Austin was on the faculty at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University and at The University of Washington, Bothell. Dr. Austin has a B.A. in economics from The Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in management from Boston College. His research on knowledge-based decision making teams is widely cited in the academic literature, as is his work on the strategic actions of internal change agents.  Dr. Austin is an award-winning teacher and facilitator with experience working with executives, MBA students and practicing managers on six continents.  His research has been published in leading management and applied psychology journals including Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organization Design, and Organization Science as well as practitioner-oriented publications such as HR Magazine and The OD Practitioner.  Dr. Austinís work has been recognized with three Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management and has been mentioned in a number of media outlets including CNN, The Wall Street Journal and Barronís. He is the author of Unquestioned Brilliance: Navigating a Fundamental Leadership Trap. 

TOPICS COVERED

 

Solving the right problem

  • Mindful decision definition
  • Questioning organization assumptions

Avoiding decision traps

  • Overconfidence and confirmation
  • The value and risk of stories

Managing uncertainty and becoming a better forecaster

  • Knowing what we donít know: Seeing uncertainties
  • Keys to becoming a better forecaster
  • Linking insights and actions

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

: Sustaining a decision

  • Generating ownership
  • Quick situational assessments

GUIDE TO PARTICIPANT SELECTION

 
Senior Leaders
PRIMARY TARGET AUDIENCE
Mid-Level-Leaders
PRIMARY TARGET AUDIENCE
Emerging Leaders and Functional Experts
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CRITICAL THINKING TO REACH THE BEST DECISIONS
with DR. JOHN AUSTIN

August 13, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$475 (US) per person
Springfield Country Club
400 West Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 690-7600
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