How Great Leaders Make Decisions

55 Minutes

Every decision a leader makes impacts their people and their organization.  Some of those decisions are better than others.  In these volatile and uncertain times, there is little tolerance for and much danger in a leader making poor decisions.  How then do great leaders consistently make decisions that solve important problems and overcome major challenges?  Based on the latest research and illustrated with practical, real-world examples, this entertaining and easily applicable program will reveal the characteristics and techniques behind superior decision-making. Topics to be covered include:

  • The Seven Reasons We Make Poor Decisions (and how to avoid them)
  • What Neuroscience Reveals about Your Decision-Making Abilities
  • Making Analytic Decisions to

                        a. Solve significant problems

                        b.  Develop successful strategies

                        c.  Predict the future  

  • When and How to Make Intuitive Decisions
  • Decision Making in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Times.
  • Making Great Decisions Under Intense Pressure

Takeaways:  After participating, you will be able to:

  1. Make better decisions as a leader
  2. Recognize and avoid the factors that contribute to poor decisions
  3. Analyze situations to identify key cues leading to potent decision making
  4. Discover new solutions to old problems with innovative thinking
  5. Make your best decisions when it matters most
Speaker Dr. Paul Schempp

Dr. Paul Schempp is a high-performance leadership expert who provides research-based solutions and proven practices that solve results-oriented problems and leadership challenges. As University of Georgia professor, he conducts research into the characteristics and development of expert business leaders and sport coaches. He has authored six books including the award winning 5 Steps to Expert. Known for his content-rich, inspirational and easily applicable presentations and programs, he has delivered over 300 programs in 36 countries on 4 continents. As an internationally recognized scholar, speaker and consultant he helps individuals and organizations build and lead high performing teams. His clients include the American Society of Health systems Pharmacists, AGN International, Atlanta Hawks, Delta Airlines, BASF, Conde Nast, Brooklyn Nets, Gannett Fleming Engineering, General Electric, LPGA, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, Nix Healthcare System, PGA of America, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Singapore Sports Council, Swedish Sports Federation, Taiwan Olympic Committee, UPS, US Patent & Trade Office and Vistage. Paul helped design and conduct the pilot mentoring program for Delta Air Lines and executive mentoring programs for the United States Patent & Trade Office and UPS. Currently, he is conducting research on expert decision making, leadership development, and mentoring.

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