Developing Cognitive Readiness Competencies
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Developing Cognitive Readiness Competencies

Beyond Critical Thinking
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Last updated 8/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Cognitive Readiness including Critical Thinking Skills
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Requirements
  • You should be in a Senior Management / Leadership role within a Corporation, Institution or other Organisation in any Industry or Occupation
Description

Introduction

In a VUCA world what is needed is Cognitive Readiness: the preparedness and agility to handle the situation at hand and still prevail. Chief among the new VUCA-related competencies that leaders need to develop is a high level of Cognitive Readiness, which is the mental, emotional, and interpersonal preparedness for uncertainty and risk.

Organisations are prioritising the development of Cognitive Readiness as the one of priority for leading in a VUCA business environment. This may reflect recognition of its importance for current and emerging leaders and a serious commitment to developing these mental capabilities, or it may simply reflect curiosity about the latest leadership development topic and a desire to avoid being left behind. Either way, two issues are present. First, organisations will need to think creatively about the processes they employ to accelerate the development of Cognitive Readiness in High Potential Leaders. Second, organisations may want to explain why, in practice, Cognitive Readiness is important to their success and then define in much greater depth their expectations of perspective.

Importance of Cognitive Readiness in a VUCA World

Traditional Critical Thinking is the ability to recognise assumptions, evaluate arguments and draw conclusions. The traditional Critical Thinking competencies typically include strategic thinking, creative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making. In the 2016 “Trends in Executive Development – A Benchmark Report” by Executive Development Associates (EDA) has defined Cognitive Readiness, on the other hand, as the mental, emotional, and interpersonal preparedness for uncertainty and risk. It complements Critical Thinking by emphasising non-rational, non-logical skills.

Executive Development Associates (EDA) has defined the following as part of Cognitive Readiness Competencies:

  • Mental Cognition: Recognise and regulate your thoughts and emotions
  • Attentional Control: Manage and focus your attention
  • Sensemaking: Connect the dots and see the bigger picture
  • Intuition: Check your gut, but don’t let it rule your mind
  • Problem Solving: Use analytical and creative methods to resolve a challenge
  • Adaptability: Be willing and able to change, with shifting conditions
  • Communication: Inspire others to action; Create fluid communication pathways

Overall, heightened Cognitive Readiness allows leaders to maintain a better sense of self-control in stressful situations.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this Masterclass, the participant will be able to better appreciate and/or understand the importance of developing their cognitive readiness and critical thinking skills which would be of great relevance and importance in problem-solving and decision making in their roles as a leader in a highly disruptive VUCA World.

The programme incorporates a number of unique features and works on a number of levels. It is specifically aimed at enhancing and developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the participants.

The participants will develop their understanding of Leadership Effectiveness and how it will lead to a creation of a sustainable competitive advantage for their respective organisations through the development of an organisational climate that will contribute towards enhancing employee engagement and productivity during challenging times when operating in a disruptive VUCA business environment.


Who is the target audience?
  • Board, CEO, President, C-Suite and Senior Level Leaders at a strategic level.
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Introduction
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Professor Sattar Bawany is Chief Executive Officer of The Centre for Executive Education (CEE Global)

Prof Bawany is concurrently the Strategic Advisor & Member of International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) Board of Trustees and Governing Council, the Managing Director and C-Suite Master Executive Coach with Executive Development Associates(EDA) and Master Facilitator with Action Management Associates, Inc. (AMAI).

He has over 30 years’ international business management experience, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. In addition to his business and consulting career, Prof Bawany has over 15 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives international business strategies and human resource courses at various leading universities. He is currently the Adjunct Professor with Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) and the Paris Graduate School of Management (PGSM).

He is a member of the Duke Corporate Education (CE) Global Learning Resource Network (GLRN). The Financial Times and Business Week continue to rate Duke CE as the world’s #1 provider of customized corporate education services.

Prof Bawany is a Professional Member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practicing Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and International Association of Coaching (IAC).

Preview 04:48


The SCOPE is an Action based learning approach to solving real problems that involve taking action and reflecting upon the results, which helps improve the problem-solving process.

Preview 03:07

Introduction of Cognitive Readiness
03:44

Trends in Leadership Development
03:33

Cognitive Readiness as a Leadership Competency
02:21

The 7 Competencies of Cognitive Readiness
06:21

“L.E.A.P.” through the Fog of a VUCA World
03:51

Developing Critical Thinking Skills with the “R.E.D.” Model
10:24

We believe today's leaders of organisations are seeking new ways of developing capacities in their organisations to learn and re-learn. This 90 Day Action Plan would include an action learning approach to facilitating the implementation of a workplace learning strategy to assist a group of managers in enhancing their capacity to learn and respond to organisational issues more effectively.

S.M.A.R.T. 90 Day Action Plan
05:32
About the Instructor
Professor Sattar Bawany
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40 Students
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CEO & Master Executive Coach, Centre of Executive Education

Prof Bawany is concurrently the Strategic Advisor & Member of the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA); Managing Director and C-Suite Master Executive Coach with Executive Development Associates (EDA) and Master Facilitator with Action Management Associates, Inc. (AMAI).

He has over 30 years’ international business management experience, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. In addition to his business and consulting career, Prof Bawany has over 15 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives international business strategies and human resource courses at various leading universities.

He is currently the Adjunct Professor with Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) and a member of the Advisory Board of Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB), Curtin University, Western Australia.

He is especially skilled at coaching leaders work through leadership transition issues, whether individually or systemically. As a seasoned coach, he truly cares about others, listens with an open mind, and adds value in unexpected ways. His approach to executive coaching encourages new insights into the key capabilities and unique strengths needed to sustain practical behavioural change over time, resulting in the executive’s enhanced self-awareness, better decision making, and continuous performance improvement.

Prof Bawany is an astute advisor and coach to executives who need to know how they are perceived and want to focus on what is most important in their professional and personal lives. He has coached a range of leaders, from CEOs to senior vice presidents, and high potential managers. His current work in organisations focuses on encouraging individual initiative and leadership from a systemic perspective in order to achieve clearly defined business results. His speciality is effectively linking people processes to business outcomes.

Prof Bawany is a Fellow of International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Professional Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practising Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and International Association of Coaching (IAC).