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Critical Thinking and Decision Making - NEW!

Rational reasoning for managers and leaders


Poor thinking strategies can lead to poor decisions.

Excellence in thought needs to be cultivated and promoted at every level as poor thinking strategies can lead to poor decisions; poor decision making can adversely affect your organisation’s performance and be extremely costly.

Thinking 'Fast' may be slowing you down and it's unlikely you even realise it. That's because most people don't stop to think about their thinking. This workshop will provide the framework to get you thinking - 'critically' and improve your decision-making skills. 


If you wish to learn more about critical thoughts and make more productive decisions that affect you and your business, this workshop will help. It is designed for business owners, managers, team leaders, in any industry or sector. 

  • Understand why you, your team and organisation need to improve the quality of your thinking

  • Recognise flawed thinking when you witness it

  • Distinguish between scepticism and cynicism

  • Apply the techniques of The Thinker’s Tool Box

  • Utilise Socratic thinking techniques

  • Test information for accuracy and relevance

  • Make important decisions, evaluate and analyse information more effectively

  • The definition of critical thinking and why utilise it

  • Our error prone brain

  • The Thinking Tool Box

  • The Thinkers’ Maturity Staircase

  • Recognising 21 thinking errors

  • Socratic questioning skills

  • The elements and structure for reasoning

  • The six core cognitive skills

Click here for a quick (four minute) introduction on You Tube to explain the fundamentals of this ground-breaking research. 


One day, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Includes workbook, tea or coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Geoff Wake from Auckland

Geoff Wake has been helping businesses lift the performance of their people since 1996. He provides strategic advice, inspirational seminars and motivational coaching to help businesses and their people to operate at their highest and best.

Geoff has extensive management experience predominantly in the hospitality and tourism industries. He works with teams and individuals who are ready for change, ready to take things to the next level and with a desire to be the best they can be.

At the foundation of Geoff’s transformational work is Neuro-Semantics (NS). This multi-disciplinary field stems from studying successful people and organisations and how they are motivated, change, develop and grow. NS models provide teams and their leaders with greater clarity and purpose so they can operate with increased intention and focus; learning how to blow out excuses and be more resourceful and resilient to unleash their full potential.

Geoff resides in Auckland, he is a Certified Behavioural and Values Analyst, certified in the TTI TriMetrix System and is a NLP-NS Master Practitioner and Certifying Trainer through the International Society of Neuro-Semantics, Colarado, USA. Geoff is also a certified Meta-Coach in good standing with the Meta-Coach Foundation, Sydney, Australia.  


This workshop has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme | Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA541

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit 


$ 650.00 + GST for members
$ 790.00 + GST for non members

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