The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report lists “complex problem solving” as the top needed skill by graduates now and in the future. This core skill applies to any position and every industry, and while it does not come naturally—it can be learned.
Join us as we discuss the topic of recruitment and the need to foster this critical problem-solving skillset, as Desautels Professor Corey Phelps shares highlights from his newest book: Cracked it! How to solve big problems.
Format: Brief Presentation and Roundtable discussion with Corey Phelps
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Breakfast & Discussion: 7:30 – 9:00 am
Location: Red Cloud Offices (Host: Chad Williams, MBA ’93) at 105 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1G6
This event is free, but spaces are limited.
About the Book
Solving complex problems and selling their solutions is critical for personal and organizational success. For most of us, however, it doesn’t come naturally and we haven’t been taught how to do it well. Research shows a host of pitfalls trips us up when we try: We’re quick to believe we understand a situation and jump to a flawed solution. We seek to confirm our hypotheses and ignore conflicting evidence. We view challenges incompletely through the frameworks we know instead of with a fresh pair of eyes. And when we communicate our recommendations, we forget our reasoning isn’t obvious to our audience. How can we do it better?
About the Author
Corey Phelps is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Marcel Desautels Faculty Fellow, and Associate Dean of Executive Education at the Desautels Faculty of Management. He is a frequent keynote speaker, corporate trainer and consultant on topics of strategy and innovation.
For questions, please contact joy.bennett [at] mcgill.ca (Joy Bennett)