Making Decisions Emotional: Why It's Not Enough to Be Logical

2023thu12oct11:30 amthu1:00 pmMaking Decisions Emotional: Why It's Not Enough to Be LogicalIn-Person Lunch & Learn11:30 am - 1:00 pm Event TagsCommunication,Diversity Equity and Inclusion,Organizational Culture,Productivity,Self-Awareness,Stress and Conflict,Team Building

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We tend to think that the best decisions are the most rational—full of logic and void of emotion. Yet the research suggests otherwise: those who experience strong emotions actually make better, more effective decisions.

As leaders, you are making decisions all day, every day. These decisions include people, budgets, communication, and strategy. In this workshop, we will explore the business case for bringing more emotion into your decision-making, not less.

Whether you are someone who has been told you are “too emotional” or you are someone who prides yourself on stifling emotions—this session will help you realize the power of bringing emotions into the process, strategies for doing it effectively, and the peril of thinking you can make decisions without emotions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore foundational brain-based aspects of decision-making
  2. Identify the impact of unconscious emotions on decision-making
  3. Learn about key cognitive biases that inhibit effective decisions
  4. Develop a personal strategy for integrating emotions into an effective decision process

This program is ideal for:  anyone who is making decisions! New and seasoned leaders can gain insights to experience decision-making breakthroughs.

Cost: Free for SLA Members. $80 non-member. $60 nonprofits.

Individuals who are either unemployed or connected with an employer who is unable to pay can request scholarships for any of our programs.


About Our Facilitator

Adam Bouse is the Manager of Performance Coaching at 15Five and founder of Adam Bouse Coaching. With more than 15 years of management and leadership experience, Adam is a certified Brain-based Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute and holds an M.A. in Organizational Leadership. His coaching specialties include emotional intelligence, resonant leadership, new managers, difficult conversations, and empathy