Strengthening Our Strategic Thinking Muscles To Become Better Leaders
Wednesday, February 18, 11am – 1:30pm
555 S Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202
Room: Katy Trail, Level Two
Presentation followed by lunch.
Speaker: Jeff Hurt, EVP, Education & Engagement, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting
Becoming a strategic thinker is not as difficult as it sounds.
Although if we’re not careful, it may mean running in place twice as
hard. It just means practicing different behaviors than what you
probably already do.
When you focus on remembering minutia and details, it adversely
affects your ability to engage in strategic thinking. We have to be
careful as logistic, detailed technical professionals of falling into
the trap of losing sight of the bigger picture. Neuroscience has proven
that when we focus and engage in strategic, abstract thinking, we
improve our ability to remember the details. Becoming more strategic
actually improves our logistics.
Being more strategic doesn’t mean making decisions that affect your
whole company. Nor does it mean allocating scarce budget dollars. And it
clearly doesn’t mean scouring the internet for the right response to
the problem you face.
It means forcing your brain to slow down and work smarter.
- Define a strategic brain and how it affects our leadership and meeting planning abilities.
- Identify three steps we need to practice to become strategic thinkers and why meeting professionals must be strategic first before logistical.
- Discover how to improve the brain’s gatekeeper and increase success all while improving your logistics and attention to detail.