"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. This seminar includes group discussion of three exercises or case studies.


Why critical thinking skills are so important to today's financial professionals. • How to evaluate critical elements of a leader's decisionquality capability • How to recognize factors that can sabotage decisionmaking 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
Bus. Mgmt. & Org. 4.00


  • Jane Mims

    Jane Mims, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience improving communication and effectiveness in upper and middle management and building quality teams. Her varied professional background includes sales, marketing, fundraising, journalism, and advertising. Jane is an Emmy award-winning journalist who lives in Memphis, TN with her husband Bob, daughters Holland & Claire, two spirited Goldendoodles, and two cats.

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