Better Decisions (“or, You CAN Handle the Truth!”)

Yes...You CAN handle the Truth!

In today’s world, it can be increasingly difficult to know what is true. With so much information at our fingertips, it can be hard to determine what is accurate and what is not. This makes it difficult to make good decisions, as we may not have all of the facts that we need in order to make an informed choice.

That's why we're pleased to present Better Decisions, workshop #2 in the Truth Seekers series.

In-Person or Online Attendance Available!

WorkSuites
(Locations will vary based on schedule)

QUESTIONS you should be able to answer better after the workshop:

  • Why is it increasingly difficult to know what’s true?
  • Why would a principled decision-making framework in a data-driven world matter?
  • Why is humanity and God important in the decision-making process?
  • Why is it important for decisions to be made at the most local level?
  • How do you ensure success?

What You Get When You REGISTER:

After you register, you will receive a copy of Free Hearts by Alexandre Havard (learn more about Alex) from the Authentic Leadership Foundation by mail.

You will also receive a timed agenda and additional workshop materials.

Alexandre Havard

Alexandre Havard is the founder of the Virtuous Leadership System. He was born and raised in Paris, and is a graduate of one of France’s leading law schools (Paris Descartes University). He worked as a lawyer in Europe (Paris, Strasbourg, Helsinki) for many years before discovering his mission to ignite hearts for greatness and work to raise up a new generation of Virtuous Leaders. His books Virtuous Leadership, Created for Greatness, From Temperament to Character and Free Hearts have been translated into 20 languages. Alexandre Havard has cofounded several Virtuous Leadership Institutes around the world.

AGENDA: Better Decisions

  • 10 minutes: explanation of what we'll do during the workshop, how we'll do it, and why.
  • 20 minutes: define the four FOUNDATIONAL principles (universal truths) and why reaching the upper right quadrant of the 'Principles Quad Chart' or achieving the ultimate common good is important for bigger, faster, more widely accepted solutions to your most pressing issues.
  • 20 minutes: create a number of case studies to help you use the Principles Quad Chart for any decision - each participant uses a current problem they have and creates a principled solution on the Principles Quad Chart with the help of other small group members.
  • 20 minutes: small group work executing the principled solution for one of the group member's case studies to make it practical and repeatable.
  • 30 minutes: small group presentations of one group member’s upper right quad solution.
  • 25 minutes: learn to use the 'Principled Cross-Checking Tool' - balance use of the heart (sentiment), mind (intellect) & will (temperament). Over-emphasis of one or more of these will hinder the truth and your results. Learn why and how to use them skillfully.
  • 25 minutes: learn to use the six PRACTICAL principles for business - to produce better goods & services, more satisfying work, and greater profit.
  • 30 minutes: debrief, next steps

Your Presenters

Darren L. Smith

Darren Smith is Chief Unlearning Officer at Cima Strategic Services. He is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.

Darren works with leaders who are driven to optimize performance of the enterprise. Darren’s mission is to show leaders how to build authentic leadership and a committed community through the development of an Authentic Leadership Loop. The platform is a compact process that creates a common language and ultimately, seamless accountability.

In his experience, the main obstacle to creating a committed community is simply a lack of connection and authentic leadership.

An effective feedback loop and organizational transparency are the keys to optimizing performance.

Darren Smith is Co-Founder of the Authentic Leadership Institute.

Pierre Koshakji

Pierre Koshakji co –founded and leads Apollo Development, a US affiliate of EVM, Ltd, with the mission of providing the energy industry with innovative sustainable solutions focused on large scale production of energy, water and other resources. He co-founded and served in executive roles at Stream Energy, recently acquired by NRG, as well as served as Chairman of the executive committee of the National Energy Marketers Association.

Pierre’s business experience includes roles as CEO and President in the reorganization of several public and private companies. Following his undergraduate degree in engineering at Vanderbilt University and a graduate degree in business at the Cox School/Southern Methodist University, Pierre worked at engineering companies as well as a consultant with international firms such as KPMG in Kuwait.

As Chairman of the Authentic Leadership Foundation and an active member of the international Virtuous Leadership Institute, Pierre works to help promote and teach character based leadership programs in business, school and non profit organizations.

Venue

WorkSuites
(Locations will vary based on schedule)