The more serious and complex the problems, the more difficult decisions are, and the greater the risk.
The greatst challenges are both psychological pitfalls and all of the hypothesizing that goes on.
When these "traps" coexist at the same time, then the final decision may be far from ideal.
A term commonly used to describe such a complex or unsolvable problem, is “A Gordian Knot”.
The term, can be traced back to a legendary chapter in the life of Alexander the Great:
As the story goes, in 333 B.C. the Greek conqueror marched his army into the Phrygian capital of ‘Gordium’ in modern day Turkey.
Upon arriving in the city, he encountered an ancient wagon, its yoke tied with…. what one Roman historian later described as, “several knots all so tightly entangled that it was impossible to see how they were fastened".
Pyrgian legend had it that an oracle had declared that, any man who could unravel its elaborate knots was destined to become ruler of all of Asia.
According to the ancient chronicler Arrian, the impetuous Alexander was instantly “seized with an ardent desire” to untie the Gordian knot.
After wrestling with it for a time and finding no success, he stepped back from the mass of gnarled ropes and proclaimed, “It makes no difference how they are loosed.” He then drew his sword and sliced the knot in half.
The young king was immediately hailed as having outsmarted
the ancient puzzle.
In a specially designed seminar for you and your team, we will be focusing on learning how to solve complex problems, by examining various tools and techniques, sourced from the most effective methodologies and approaches.
It is an approach that helps executives of today's businesses respond to key questions that every business is concerned about today and in the future.
This program will particularly emphasize creative thinking both in understanding and resolving the problem, as well as in the dynamics of decision-making through integrating intuition and reason.
The duration of this seminar is 1 -3 days and can happen either in your local area or here in Greece as a special retreat.
To book an introductory strategy session, to discuss details of this and other leadership seminars, click HERE.
Note: This seminar will be facilitated by my business partner Christos Agro (and with me as co-facilitator), depending on the size of the group.
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