Use Critical Thinking Skills to Boost Your Impact
Thursday, December 14, 2017
2CREDITSBusiness Management and Organization
No skill is more important in business today than the ability to understand, analyze, and act on information effectively and responsibly. Finance professionals who are also savvy, sharp critical thinkers can cut through ambiguity and information overload to quickly zero in on what is really important. This session covers cognitive techniques and critical thinking tools to enhance decision-making under pressure and strengthen your impact. Years of leadership experience do not automatically provide critical thinking skills! Since even highly experienced business leaders sometimes make horrible decisions that severely damage themselves and their organizations, something more than experience must be necessary. We'll use real-life examples to examine why incompetence, bad character, or low intelligence generally aren't to blame when leaders and organizations blunder. We'll learn how finance and accounting professionals can become better critical thinkers and decision-making assets to their organization.
*Evaluate critical elements of a leader?s decision-quality capability *Recognize factors that can sabotage decision-making by well-intentioned and capable leaders
*Hone skills as a problem finder and preempt threats before they become disasters
*Use vigilant decision-making in high-risk scenarios to perform reliably