About This Course
More people are making more decisions—and are being forced to make them faster—in an increasingly unpredictable and less forgiving environment. More is at stake than ever before. In this sped-up world, you’re likely to have exactly one shot to get a decision right, not three. And if you get it wrong, you have less time to correct mistakes and reestablish credibility.
Decision-making prowess is a skill that can and should be learned. Why do well-intentioned, smart, experienced professionals make poor decisions far too often? We believe it’s because they haven’t been taught a disciplined process for making winning decisions. Left to fend for themselves, they’ve relied on intuition, brains, luck, common sense, and training within the narrow bounds of their professional expertise. Unfortunately, in today’s environment those aren’t sufficient.
This Learning Sprint:
- Illuminates your current decision-making process using a challenging case study.
- Takes you through the process and challenges inherent in framing decisions and gathering intelligence in a second case exercise.
- Guides you through a process for coming to conclusions and learning from experience based on the results of your case study.
- Prepare your leaders for effective critical thinking so you can avoid the costly pitfalls of today’s high-stakes business environment.
The Sprint is based on Paul J.H. Schoemaker’s bestselling books Decision Traps and Winning Decisions.
Professor, Leadership Studies, Fielding Graduate University
What You Will Learn
Increase individual and collective decision-making capabilities
Consistently apply the structured decision-making process
Improve processes for defining the correct decision frames, improving confidence in potential business outcomes
What You Will Do
Reach faster and more effective solutions through problem identification and framing.
Manage stakeholders based on their interests and influence
Decide on a course of action and make course corrections if necessary
MAKING BETTER DECISIONS
- Exploring Decision Quality
- TODD RACING Challenge
- Developing a Group Decision
- Assessing Group Decision Quality
FRAMING AND GATHERING INTELLIGENCE
- Managing Frames
- Your Frames Guide Your Decisions
- Framing Your Course Simulation
- Overcoming Biases
COMING TO CONCLUSIONS AND LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
- How We Make Decisions
- Group & Organizational Pressure on Decisions
- Coming to a Conclusion
- Learning From Experience