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Thinking on Purpose

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For eons, evolution has quietly refined one of the most powerful tools ever known — the human brain. Every second of every day, our brains automatically sort, prioritize, and calculate the thousands of inputs that make our world. The result is a constantly changing stream of instantaneous decision-making, snap judgments, and intricate filtering that has allowed our weak and natural-weapons-poor species to thrive in an otherwise harsh environment. For human beings, our brain is our greatest asset, but it can also be our greatest liability.

Unfortunately for modern humans, a naturally-evolved mindset, primarily determined by automatic reactions to their environment and experiences, might not be in their best interest, either personally or professionally. The brain’s "autopilot" qualities that prevented us from being "selected out," as Darwin put it, are the same qualities that can cause hidden biases, knee-jerk reactions, and faulty assumptions when mistakenly or indiscriminately applied. These issues are, in turn, the foundation for poor judgment, repeated mistakes, interpersonal conflicts, and other problems that prevent us from achieving our highest potential.

By leveraging the works of noted experts such as Kahneman, Rock, and Patterson, this workshop will transform the way you think and, more important, how you interact with people in both your professional and personal lives. How we think and frame the world around us has a significant impact on how we get things done, how we interact with others, and perhaps most important, how we deliver value to the organization, our families, and to ourselves.

Although our fast, intuitive thinking capabilities have placed our species at the top of the food chain, this aspect of our “cognitive advantage” also has a dark side — biases or mental shortcuts. With simple but effective metaphors and practical examples, this workshop will open a new appreciation of the extent to which how we think can influence how we cope with today’s fast-paced world and what we can do about it.


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Bill Richardson is an internationally renowned Project Manager Coach and Speaker who teaches professionals to discover their true potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Through his work, he has helped hundreds of individuals, teams, communities and organizations revitalize and re-envision their companies' project management strategies and create streamlined processes that continue to produce consistent, significant gains.
Bill Richardson has over 35 years of experience in Project Management, training and coaching. He is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, with extensive insider experience leading major technological and change initiatives in the Financial Services industry at a major Canadian bank.

His diverse roles in the banking industry include commercial account management, corporate cash management, sales management and a broad spectrum of program and project management assignments within Global IT. Bill calls upon this background in his international consulting and coaching business, which supports clients in all areas of leadership development, program and project management and executive coaching. Bill's years of experience in the corporate arena truly come together in his role as a trainer and speaker. Real-world-tested solutions and strategies form the basis for his intensive presentations on high-level thinking, self-promotion, cultural intelligence and related topics. His engaging style and connection with his listeners creates a lively, personal experience that energizes the audience and continues to inspire discussion long after the session is over.

His presentations deliver powerful insights into the pitfalls of automatic thinking. He shows his audience the dangers of building strategies and plans on a foundation of unseen biases and inaccurate assumptions. He then offers unique, original processes and systems that allow participants to reassert control of and direct their thinking at a deep level to enhance results, effectiveness and efficiency.

Project management organizations, business leaders and others who participate in his hands-on sessions are rewarded with fresh new perspectives on how to strengthen both their vision and their mastery of the complex environments of business, cognitive thinking and project management, and walk away with new tools for harnessing the power of purposeful thinking in their lives.


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