Are You and Your Employees Open to Think?

Friday, October 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Dan Pontefract, CEO, The Pontefract Group

Society is beginning to lose its grip on what matters most: the ability to think. We have begun to reward speed over quality and multitasking over focus, and the negative effects on both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic. We need a return to balance between the three components of productive thought: dream, decide, do—and then repeat.

At the end of the webcast, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the effects poor thinking is having on employees and organizations.
  • Define the difference between reflection and action, and become aware of indifferent, inflexible, and indecisive thinking attributes.
  • Distinguish the traits that make up creative, critical, and applied thinking—in other words, dream, decide, do, and repeat.


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Dan  Pontefract
Dan Pontefract

CEO, The Pontefract Group

Dan Pontefract is chief envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as head of learning and collaboration at TELUS, Dan introduced a new leadership framework—called the TELUS Leadership Philosophy—that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90 percent. He is the author of The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization and Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at multiple TED events and also writes for Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today and Huffington Post. Dan and his wife, Denise, have three young children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria. Find more information at www.danpontefract.com.

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