Feb. 23, 2010


Description

“Diversity” is commonly cited as a desirable goal on teams and in companies.There is a good reason for this:people with diverse perspectives see different aspects of issues and problems, and tend to generate very different solutions.Sometimes the optimal solution comes from an unexpected source; sometimes the creative conflict that results from the airing of different points of view unearths hybrid strategies that are superior to anything that any individual – or group of similar individuals – would have come up with.This talk covers:

  • two real-life case histories of projects in which bringing in a broad range of backgrounds was critical to solving the problem at hand
  • the antithesis of diverse thought:groupthink.Symptoms of a team in groupthink and the problems that usually result
  • psychological factors that need to be fought in order to achieve real diversity on teams and creativity when working through problems

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Patrick Leach
Decision Strategies, Inc. Patrick Leach is a Principal with Decision Strategies, Inc., a leading management consulting firm in the energy industry.Pat has also been an independent consultant and worked for Texaco as a geophysicist, partner & government coordinator, and portfolio manager. He has twenty-nine years of experience in the upstream …


Decision Strategies, Inc.

Patrick Leach is a Principal with Decision Strategies, Inc., a leading management consulting firm in the energy industry.Pat has also been an independent consultant and worked for Texaco as a geophysicist, partner & government coordinator, and portfolio manager. He has twenty-nine years of experience in the upstream energy industry, ranging from Sumatra to Aberdeen.Pat is the author of "Why Can't You Just Give Me the Number? - An executive's guide to using probabilistic thinking to manage risk and to make better decisions."He has a B. Sci. degree from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of Houston Executive Program.

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Organizer

Caleb Bynum


Date and Time

Tue, Feb. 23, 2010

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Petroleum Club of Houston, ExxonMobil Bldg, 43 Floor

800 Bell Street
Houston, TX 77002