Outsmarting VUCA: Achieving Success in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, & Ambiguous World

Outsmarting VUCA: Achieving Success in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, & Ambiguous World

by Don Gilman


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We all have patterns of thinking. Unfortunately for many of us, our patterns were established years ago, and they are becoming less and less suited to this volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world we’re now facing. In Outsmarting V.U.C.A.,
Don Gilman shows you how to establish new patterns of thinking that have been created specifically to address this rapidly evolving VUCA world.
You’ll learn to:
•recognize your own blind spots in your thinking patterns
•make better decisions by using a structured approach focused on purposefully changing your thinking patterns
•engage your entire team,
and leverage diversity where there is no homogenity
•identify the most common reasoning errors in yourself and others, allowing you to have unparalleled insight into any situation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599326207
Publisher: Advantage Media Group, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/2017
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 963,064
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Don Gilman, executive director of the Institute for the
Advancement of Critical Thinking, is an author, seasoned consultant to senior management, and highly sought-after speaker and trainer.
Don’s career spans over eight years in the aerospace industry as a rocket scientist for the Titan IV missile, including acting as mission manager for many classified missions. Don also spent over eight years in the automotive industry, leading the
North American and European Business Unit for a privately held company that was eventually acquired by Robert Bosch GmbH.
Don holds a BA in engineering physics,
a BS in nuclear engineering, an MS in engineering management, and a doctorate in organization change.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What Is Outsmarting VUCA, and Why Is It Important? 13

Chapter 2 Common Errors in Thinking 39

Chapter 3 Common Patterns of Weak Arguments 75

Chapter 4 Outsmarting VUCA Solo: The Process for Ensuring Top-Quality Decisions 97

Chapter 5 Tools for Groups/Teams to Improve Your Collective Ability to Outsmart VUCA 121

Chapter 6 Action Plan/Gauging Results 153

Appendix: Question Constructs to Outsmart VUCA 163

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