"What were they thinking?" Why do business leaders sometimes make decisions that severely damage themselves and their organizations? It is tempting to attribute poor choices to a leader's assumed incompetence, inexperience, bad character or low intelligence - but reality is much more complex. Understand what factors really cause the most blunders. When business decisions go badly wrong, financial professionals usually find themselves deeply involved. This seminar provides conceptual and case study material to better equip you for the challenge.


  • Why critical thinking skills are so important to today's financial professionals.
  • How to evaluate critical elements of a leader's decision-quality capability
  • How to recognize factors that can sabotage decision-making by even highly capable people.
  • How outstanding leaders use problem-finding skills to eliminate problem-solving drills
  • How to develop an organization's talent for preempting threats before they become disasters
  • How to overcome three major decision quality obstacles: indecision, internal conflict, and time pressures

Who Will Benefit

Corporate financial managers


Category Amount
Management Advisory 4.00


  • Richard Karwic

    Richard A. Karwic, MBA, has served as a management consultant for the most recent 10 years, after serving for 15 years as Chief Financial Officer for several diverse businesses in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Karwic also served as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for a mid-cap investment banking firm. Richard has worked in over 100 businesses, including divisions of Fortune 1,000 companies such as Stanley – Black & Decker, Parker Hannifin, Pfizer, and Linatex Corporation of America, where he also served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Karwic has been leading seminars since 1999 and has lectured at Western New England College. Richard's business practice is based in Wethersfield, CT.

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