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Welcome! If you are looking to create a better dialogue within strategic planning, data analytics, or other vital company project teams, you’ve come to the right place. We design the thinking and structure the dialogue to create more streamlined conversations, more expansive innovative thinking, and better alignment so that the business value is achieved. It’s not about the data, it’s not about the tools; it’s about the dialogue.

QUESTIONS WE ANSWER

  • How do we ensure buy-in with our new initiative?
  • How can we better engage our decision board?
  • What are different alternatives to solve this problem?
  • What is the problem that we are trying to solve?
  • How can we align our data analytics or technology initiatives with the company strategy?
  • What are ways we can improve our team communication?
  • How can we improve our company governance processes?
  • What are the better questions to ask stakeholders?

About

Katherine Rosback is an expert in the areas of group decision-making training & facilitation, strategy planning & implementation, and facilitation skills for leaders and project managers. She has a BS in Chemical Engineering, an MA in Organizational Communication, and continues her research in the psychology of group decision-making. When facilitating decision-making groups, she is commended for the way she effectively guides them through complex discussions necessary to clarify the choices and help them reach better decisions.

Prior to her consulting work, Katherine gained an extensive background in problem-solving and decision-making skills through her work as a Chemical Engineer with DuPont, a Process Engineer with Union Carbide, and as a Project Manager and Director of Quality for Boehringer Mannheim (now Rouche Diagnostics). Katherine joined an international strategic planning consulting firm in 1996 where she focused on teaching problem-solving and decision-making skills in a variety of industries, along with facilitating multiple leadership meetings. She is a published author and her book, Asking is Better Than Telling, is receiving rave reviews for a solidly grounded and highly practical book on asking better questions.

In her current consulting work, she assists leaders at all levels in their strategic planning retreats, major company decision-making and problem-solving initiatives, and technology alignment meetings. Her Designing and Leading Must Succeed Meetings facilitation workshops have been taught throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and in China and receives continual praise for one of the most insightful and useful courses ever attended.

She earned her ASQC Certified Quality Engineer status in 1989. She is also trained and works extensively in decision sciences processes.

Articles

A Whole New Ballgame

In a pivotal scene from the 2011 movie Moneyball, actor Brad Pitt, playing the role of Billy Beane, general manager of the failing Oakland Athletics baseball team, asks a room full of scouts grappling with the loss of key players and a limited budget, “What’s the problem that we are trying to solve?”: Article PDF

Blind Trust: Improving Communications in Virtual Meetings

We all know why we use virtual mediums: tele- or video conferences can be a preferable alternative to face-to-face meetings that require people to bridge geographies and time zones. Who hasn’t experienced an austerity program in which the first thing to be cut is travel?  But there are trade-offs, and one of the most notable …

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