VUCA = Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous.
This series of six themed workshops will take place on six Wednesdays over the first half of 2021 from 8:30am until 10am. They are valid standalone and there is extra benefit from following the whole series.
Making decisions well is a critical skill for senior business leaders. The more senior the person the less important that doing becomes and the more important it becomes to make the decisions well. This becomes even more critical and even more relevant in an increasingly and recently extremely VUCA* world.
The six workshops will cover separate and related topics as follows:
|20th January||What Covid means for the way we think about Risk: uncertainty, risk and threat in a VUCA world|
|24th February||Taking Risk in a world of Uncertainty: calculating the value of opportunities|
|24th March||Overcoming fear of failure: how to make great decisions without emotional interruption|
|28th April||Developing great judgement: avoiding the pitfalls and remove the biases|
|26th May||Cascading great judgement down through an organisation: group decision making and changing a decision-making culture|
|30th June||20 sixty second coaching questions to help you make better decisions|
Members attending will take away one or more of the following lessons and benefits:
1) A new toolset to overcome the challenges posed by uncertainty in volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous circumstances. (VUCA)
2) A new mindset and a way of breaking out of old risk-averse habits and methodologies which respects risk-taking and the unknown as necessary evils which can be harnessed for their benefit.
3) A better understanding of the power – and limitations – of intuition and the impact of their emotions – good and bad – on the decision-making process.
4) Greater motivation and resilience to keep trying when the going gets tough.
5) A greater appreciation of what a decision is and how to take control of their subconscious decision-making process to maximize returns by any metric
6) The ability to cascade such a mindset down through an organisation so that employees feel more comfortable with uncertainty and risk-taking so that they can better embrace change, innovate and seize opportunity.
The aim of all sessions is to empower people to contribute to a culture that is more long-term in its thinking, more comfortable with making decisions and taking calculated risks with the intention of being more profitable as a result.
Caspar delivered his first paid workshop to BP in the summer of 2004 since when he has delivered more than 2,000 speeches and training sessions in over 30 countries to nearly 500 clients including Google, Visa, IBM, Paypal, AUDI, Volvo, Shell, Esso, Microsoft, Sainsbury’s, BBC, Tesco, ASDA, PWC, Deloittes, E&Y, KPMG, Seimens, McDonalds, Coca Cola and Redbull.
He speaks in his capacity as a former professional poker player who lived and worked in Las Vegas for three years and went on to become the UK’s premier poker TV commentator and the poker advisor on Casino Royale.
He uses the metaphor of poker as a vehicle to communicate universally resonant messages around the need for individuals and companies to take risk and seize opportunities that leave audiences informed, inspired and empowered to take better decisions to achieve their objectives and goals.