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Exercising Judgement; The Ying and Yang balance of reason and intuition, explored with neuroscience and psychology

Presented by Graham Rawlinson


Abstract: In a world obsessed by more of everything, the idea of leadership and management needing fine balance gets lost. The latest research into thinking and decision making shows how we need reason and intuition in balance with each other, and to cross check on each other and themselves. Exercising Judgement is the process of balancing reason and intuition taking into account the context, what is known and unknown, what is at risk and what can be of benefit, what is for now, for later or for the long haul. How to survive with such faulty equipment is explored.

Tim Trainor

Biography: The Father of two grown up sons with professional careers, Graham Rawlinson thinks the thread through all his various work situations has been that of a Bayesian Scientist, the weave of evidence and theory, the 'phase space' as Stewart and Cohen put it in Figments of Reality. He is driven by the belief that the best learning is that which we manage ourselves, that learning and creativity are twins. A lover of diversity, he's worked in many countries, from Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory of Australia to the tranquil plains of Denmark. He has been a barman, parkkeeper, boatman, trainee accountant, trainee actuary, delivery driver, postman, gardener and Academic Director. Professional - Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the RSA, a lifetime career of problem solving, as an educational psychologist, as Director of Enterprise at the University of Surrey, as a Consultant with Synectics Europe, as a Consultant and Trainer with Invention Machine Corporation, as author of 4 books, How to Invent (Almost) Anything (co-authored with David Straker), The No Recipe Cookbook, Sam the Problem Solver, Judgement Day, and How to Advise the President; 21st Century Decision Making. Numerous roles in inventing and innovation, including setting up and running a Local Food on line business in the UK, which ran for 5 years, judge for the British Invention Show several times and for the Global Women's Inventors and Innovators Network several times. Founder of The Rural Inventors Club, on Advisory Panel for UNESCO Technology Transfer Network for Africa, on Advisory Panel for Expert Marketeer, Founding Director of MindTrust International, with experience in teaching and training in many areas and countries over many years.

Contact: Graham can be reached by e-mail at graham.rawlinson@nextstepassociates.co.uk for additional information about this Conference session.


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