Decision Mojo™

Helping Businesses Flourish by Making Better Decisions


7-8 OCTOBER 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


There is no activity more fundamental to personal and organizational success than decision-making. It is the one task shared by every leader and professional in an organization. It is also how they individually and collectively earn their keep.

Yet there is never a guarantee that leaders and professionals will always make good decisions, even in the gentlest circumstances. Being able to consistently make high-quality decisions in challenging circumstances is an even rarer skill.

Drawing on the most recent research in neuroscience, decision theory and behavioral economics, Decision Mojo™ is a powerful learning experience that helps participants recognize key cognitive traps that can cause sub-optimum decisions. Learn the very specific strategies for avoiding the traps and making more effective decisions

“An organization’s continued success in uncertain times requires a cadre of leaders and professionals skilled in the art & science of making good decisions”

James van der Westhuizen

A trusted advisor to many blue chip organizations and leading executives, active since 1998 as the managing member of Know House – a globally respected organizational development and change consultancy active across the African Continent, Asia and the Middle East.

Led large scale organizational development and change projects for major public and private sector companies such as: MTN South Africa & MTN Group, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, and many others.

One of the most experienced Celemi solution providers with a track record across all products since 1998.

Founding member of Sveiby Knowledge associates.

African accreditation partner for Celemi of Sweden, Experience Point of Canada & 10,000 Feet of the USA.

Part of the development team for the Tango 2.0 refresh with Celemi.

Development Partner with Celemi on custom organizational change simulation development for global organizations such as MTN group.

Who Should Attend

All leaders involved in the day to day business of strategy execution and decision making. With organisations becoming more agile and less hierarchical decision making has become a core competence at all levels of the organization. From team leaders to senior executives and board members being able to make great decisions & avoid decision traps is a very valuable competence.

What You Will Learn

During the workshop participants experience various decision situations that are designed to replicate the decisions they face in reality. Each decision situation drives at least one of the following learning outcomes:

Being able to recognize the cognitive traps that can sabotage a decision process or outcome

Practicing a variety of techniques and approaches for making better decisions

 Learning anticipatory decision strategies for situations participants may encounter in the future

 Learning how to apply the 8 Disciplines of Decision Acumen to improve effectiveness in both organizational and personal decision situations

Applying the appropriate decision-making strategies for different types of situations

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Program Outline

Introduction / Context Setting

  • Why decision-making is difficult today
  • Key organizational and personal decision-making challenges

New Learning from Neuroscience

  • The emerging models of decision-making
  • What happens in the brain when making decisions

The 12 Decision Traps

  • Understanding the 12 Decision Traps, when each is likely to occur, and the impact on decisions

Organizational Applications

  • Applying the Decision Traps to team & organizational decisions

Personal Applications

  • Applying the Decision Traps to own decisions

The FIT Process

  • Learn the FIT process for making better decisions and avoiding the traps