Quality Decision Making - How to Get Moving in the Right Direction Again


**UPDATE** Location CHANGE for South Hills chapter meetings. Meetings will be held at:

Bridger Financial Group
Greentree Commons
381 Mansfield Ave. Ste. 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Presented by: Maartje van Krieken of de_maartje LLC

Decision making is sometimes easy, but more often very hard. Not making decisions, making them half or not making decisions right leads to doing more work then needed, stress, anxiety, doubt, apathy, conflict, stagnation, going round in circles, information overload etc etc and ultimately harms our business and us.

Stanford university has developed a very practical theory (& associated tools) of 'Quality Decision Making' (combined with strategic risk management) that is especially very relevant for large, complex problems and projects with large complex organizations with decision makers at many different levels. However, as an expert in this theory, I find that many elements of it are also very helpful on a much smaller scale - to me as an individual, as a business owner and to other individuals or small teams I coach, mentor or consult with on a day to day basis.

In this presentation I plan to share with you a very practical basic tool for you to use when managing through dilemma's and / or the next time you find yourself somewhat 'stuck'.

I help leaders develop structure, fit for purpose plans and facilitate decision making to move ideas and initiatives for projects, programs and/or change into execution or manage through a crisis. I also provide leadership shadow coaching, managing for diversity & inclusion and managing through ethical dilemma's. My management consultancy services bring an independent perspective, leveraging almost 20 years of experience working on-site with joint-ventures and multinationals in the Oil- & (Natural) Gas Industry across the globe (Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America).

I am a Dutch Engineer, who recently resigned from an almost 20 years international career in the oil- & gas industry. I have broad general management experience in working project-, development- and change management in many different countries around the world on upstream (=extraction) oil- & gas developments. I have decided I want to redirect my energy and passion for international collaboration, tackling the gender equality challenge and managing through change, a crisis or dilemma to a business environment I feel more connected to, using my voice in a position of privilege, working towards the greater good in the world rather than the benefits & profits of a few. I am working through this career transition in my own management consulting company, as a member of the United Way Women Leadership Council and by obtaining my International Coaching Federation accreditation in 2020.

*Pittsburgh Women's Mastermind is for women entrepreneurs who want to experience personal and professional growth in a supportive and inspiring community. We focus on discussion and mindset mastery of the unique challenges we face as entrepreneurs while building lasting relationships.

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