Maximise Performance Under Pressure

(Or the Art of Getting Things Done)

COURSE CONTENT:    1 Day

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the day you will be able to:

  • Focus in a way that gets results
  • Ask the right questions to get the best answers
  • Consider all options when analyzing situations
  • Transform Negative Thinking into Positive Action
  • Think quickly on your feet so as to thrive under pressure.

(Or the Art of Getting Things Done)

One Day In-depth Programme
With Valerie Pierce
www.clearthinkinginaction.com

Performing at our best is difficult, particularly when our environment is complex and challenging.  This one-day event will highlight the importance of re-evaluating our focus and thinking processes to ensure they remain appropriate to changing situations and are in line with achieving organizational goals and objectives.

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the day you will be able to:

  • Focus in a way that gets results
  • Ask the right questions to get the best answers
  • Consider all options when analyzing situations
  • Transform Negative Thinking into Positive Action
  • Think quickly on your feet so as to thrive under pressure.

Course Presenter: Valerie Pierce, MA (Phil), MSc (Executive Coaching)
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Valerie Pierce is Creator of the Clear & Critical Thinking Training Programmes and Author of the book ‘Quick Thinking on Your Feet.’ Published in Ireland (2003): Japan (2004): USA (2005): China (2006): Taiwan (2006): Indonesia (2007): Malaysia & Singapore (2013)

Ranked as one of Ireland’s most Influential women in Irish Business (Sunday Tribune) and winner of the Network Dublin Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award, Valerie Pierce has been described by The Irish Times as a modern philosopher in the marketplace. Her international client list includes Private and Public Sector clients as well as Government Bodies and Voluntary/Charity Institutions in Uk, Ireland, Europe, USA and China.

Her international client list includes IBM, Xerox, KPMG, Oracle, AIB group, Glaxo Smith Kline, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Law Society, The Central Bank of Ireland, Dept. Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dept. Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and RTE.
www.clearthinkinginaction.com

COURSE CONTENT:    1 Day

Part 1: Gain and retain clear focus

  • Separate your ‘passions’ from your ‘emotions’ to gain clear focus
  • Use the power of productive questioning to expand your thinking

 

Part 2: Distinguish good logic from bad reasons

  • Use the ‘tree diagram’  technique to produce clear, structured focused thinking
  • Learn different styles and structure of argument to produce powerful rational persuasion.

 

Part 3: Overcome blocks to implementation

  • Use your imagination to change negative thinking into positive action.
    (Participants are asked to bring along current issues to work on)

 

Part 4: Use cool logic in hot situations
You will learn to deal with the ten tricks of manipulation or ‘thinking errors’ that hinder good decision making at meetings and discussions:
(Using the acronym W.H.A.T – they learn)

  • W:  What they are
  • H:  How they happen
  • A:  Actions you take
  • T:  True success stories.

 

The day will end with a quiz to capture your knowledge for good practice.
Each participant will receive a free copy of the new book ‘Focus: The Art of Clear Thinking’ by Valerie Pierce (2014).

© Valerie Pierce
Website:  www.clearthinkinginaction.com
Email: vpierce@clearthinkinginaction.com