Deciding Tools

Individual decision-making tools

Duration: 3 hours

When evaluating a course of action, several methods can be employed for the analysis, depending on the criteria we have, their weight, the foreseeable timeline, the time limits, our experience, […]

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Group decision-making tools

Duration: 3 hours

“Two heads are better than one” only if there is a functioning group decision-making process. Organizations face problems that can be avoided by understanding classical errors like groupthink, micromanagement, plunging-in […]

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Decision-making tools in crisis

Duration: 3 hours

The ever-so-popular concept of a VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) had an unfortunate, yet perfect illustration withy the 2020 global pandemic. Deciding differs considerably when we do not […]

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Problem-solving tools

Duration: 3-6 hours

Although problem solving is one of the main ingredients of a manager’s day at the office, we usually have an unclear image of the steps and processes involved in finding […]

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Thinking Tools

Mindset preparation tool

Duration: 3 hours

We all know how to think, as we all know how to run. However, if, you want to finish a marathon rather than just catching the bus, there is a […]

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Blindspot spotting tool

Duration: 3 hours

Most managerial failures are the consequence of building strategic plans on false assumptions. Unfortunately, false assumptions lead to failed projects mainly because they usually pass unnoticed by their authors. When […]

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Testing tools

Duration: 3 hours

After being identified, some assumptions can be evaluated on the spot. The most sensitive ones, though, must be validated through testing. The worst way to test a business assumption is […]

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Debiasing tool

Duration: 3 hours

We, humans, have systematic behavioral biases that are written in our operating system without us being aware. People enter a special state of mind when facing the price “zero”, people […]

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Interaction Tools

Persuasion tool

Duration: 3 or 6 hours

Thinking critically is not only useful for analyzing incoming information, it is also crucial for structuring outgoing information when we try to convince someone. Whether trying to persuade a client […]

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Flexibility tool

Duration: 3 or 6 hours

People hate to change their minds. And, often, this is very counterproductive for our businesses, our careers, and our personal lives. First, as the brain has naturally evolved to minimize […]

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Influencing tool

Duration: 3 hours

Richard Thaler won the Nobel in Economics[1] for his ideas on how citizens can be nudged to do beneficial things (recycle, save for retirement, pay taxes on time, eat healthier, […]

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Critical thinking tool

Duration: 3 hours

Fallacies are bad arguments which sound good and can, therefore, fool us. For example, “All our competitors implemented this methodology, we should adopt it, as well” is a bad argument […]

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Analysis tool

Duration: 3 or 6 hours

Although we don’t realize it, we think in arguments, formal structures with premises and conclusions that build one upon the other and help us make sense of the world. For […]

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Process Guiding

Complex problem solving

Duration: 3 hours

Guiding a team through the steps of problem solving on an existing case  

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Pre-mortem

Duration: 3 hours

Guiding a team to uncover and evaluate the hidden assumptions behind a plan, before launching the project.

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Lessons learned (1-on-1)

Duration: 3 hours

Guiding managers to structure, articulate, and analyze the simple rules they distilled as lessons from experience into veritable managerial decalogues.

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Online Tools

Critical Thinking for Business

Duration: 3 hours

Critical thinking is essential for optimising business models, communicating with clients and making overall better decisions. As one of the most valued skills today, learn how to test, discern and […]

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How to outsmart bad arguments

Duration: 3 hours

Fallacies are bad arguments, but they seem good and can mislead us into making bad decisions. Fallacies can be employed at work, by colleagues, clients, business partners, bosses. We can […]

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