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.
Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Group Dynamics
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
Diane White is a management and financial consultant with 30 years of control and business leadership expertise in premier mortgage and commercial banking enterprises such as Freddie Mac and Wachovia Corporation. Her past responsibilities included strategic planning, budgeting, cost accounting, performance measurement, accounting, internal controls, management reporting, financial systems, SOX compliance, audits, and a variety of general management support services. Diane is also an avid Chesapeake Bay sailor, published poet and photojournalist.
Non-Member Price $109.00
Member Price $79.00