OPTIMIZE YOUR DECISION MAKING: MANAGING UNCERTAINTY AND ANTICIPATING THE UNEXPECTED
with Dr. Kathy Pearson
April 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$475 (US) per person

The Estate by Gene and Georgetti
9421 W Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 653-3300

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OPTIMIZE YOUR DECISION MAKING: MANAGING UNCERTAINTY AND ANTICIPATING THE UNEXPECTED

 
Every organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, whether publicly traded or privately held, whether large or small, must balance the need for positive short-term results and positive long-term results. Fundamentally, the management behaviors and practices for meeting short-term objectives are vastly different than those necessary to meet long-term objectives. Often mid-level managers must excel in both areas. This session explores best practices in achieving these results. Embedded in the session are decision-making behaviors, cultural enablers, predicting versus managing the uncertainty of the future, and building adaptability into longer-term strategic initiatives. The session is highly interactive and builds on current case studies.

DR. KATHY PEARSON

 
Kathy Pearson, Ph.D. is Founder and President of Enterprise Learning Solutions, a firm focused on executive development and learning across industries. An award-winning educator, Kathy is heavily involved in Executive Education at The Wharton School and Duke CE. In addition to her executive development work, Kathy consults to senior leadership teams in the areas of strategic formulation, complex decision making under uncertainty, and strategic execution.

Kathy received her B.S. degree in theoretical mathematics from Auburn University, her M.S. degree in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University, and her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.


TOPICS COVERED

 

General Framework for Meeting Organizational Objectives

  • Results – tangible outcomes that are “value-focused”
  • Defining customers and customer value
  • Process – how to achieve results
  • Enterprise Mindset
  • Defining the enterprise
  • Cultural Enablers
  • Defining the overarching culture

Introduction to the Decision Making Foundation

  • Data analytics
  • Judgment
  • Critical thinking
  • Individual decision style

Achieving Short-Term Organizational Objectives

  • Important elements of execution
  • Clarity of frames
  • Short-term agility
  • Unity
  • Role of data analytics
  • Continuous improvement
  • Empowerment
  • Alignment of incentives
  • Accountability
  • Prioritization of objectives

Achieving Long-Term Organizational Objectives

  • Move from prediction to managing variability and ambiguity
  • Judgment and critical thinking
  • Diversity of thought
  • Broader frames
  • The learning culture
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Adaptability
  • Continuous scanning
  • Knowledge management
  • Sharing across the enterprise

Conclusion

  • Case study
  • The short-term / long-term balance

GUIDE TO PARTICIPANT SELECTION

 
Executive
LIMITED APPLICABILITY
Senior Managers
A GOOD FIT IF THE LEVEL OF MATERIAL IS APPROPRIATE
Managers & Emerging Leaders
PRIMARY TARGET AUDIENCE


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OPTIMIZE YOUR DECISION MAKING: MANAGING UNCERTAINTY AND ANTICIPATING THE UNEXPECTED
with DR. KATHY PEARSON

April 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$475 (US) per person
The Estate by Gene and Georgetti
9421 W Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 653-3300
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