EXECUTIVES NEED ANALYTICAL THINKING CAPACITY
Today’s Executives are working at a frantic pace. Some say they feel quite ‘fractured’ in this turbulent, continuously changing business environment. It’s clear the demands of business and organizational flux are challenging.
Though you might think of “Analytical Thinking” as a tactical skill set, it’s not. In fact, it’s a critical component to leading teams through chaotic, ambiguous and complex business situations like the one on Apollo 13. It is a fundamental Leadership skill.
Without a fast and high-quality Analytical Thinking capability, there is a large risk of an Executive being unable to quickly process detailed formation in stressful situations like the Apollo 13 scenario. As the stress rises further, Executives’ cognitive performance will deteriorate further – just when they need it most.
Thankfully, Apollo 13 had an Adaptive Leader who had the Fluid Thinking Skills to lead his team through a process that took them one step closer to the best possible outcome.