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“What Was I Thinking?” How to Make Better Decisions So You Can Live and Lead with Confidence

September 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

$50.00 – $75.00


“What Was I Thinking?”
NEW Decision-making Seminar from ABC!

September 22, 2022 | 8:00 am – 10:00 am

at ABC Keystone Headquarters
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545

Make Better Decisions So You Can Live and Lead with Confidence!

Seminar Description:

Every decision has consequences. Why do smart, successful people take foolish risks that tarnish their careers? Yet, taking some risk is critical in order to grow and lead a fulfilling life. This course, based on the recently released book of the same title, puts forth a model to help leaders learn to embrace wise risks and avoid foolish ones.

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Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the “Four Propositions of Risk” that come with any risk-based decision
  • Recognize various ways that past success and a growing reputation can increase one’s vulnerability to poor judgment
  • Utilize the DOPE Model of Risk Initiative to navigate personal and professional decisions – to set boundaries, determine acceptable levels of risk, and develop a game plan for taking wise risks and avoiding foolish ones
  • Implement both self-applied and externally applied methods for uncovering personal blind spots and employing meaningful accountability

Topics Covered:

  • How smart people make foolish decisions
  • Risk avoidance and how it limits one’s success
  • Successfully confronting The Four Propositions of Risk
  • The critical roles of self-deception, self-indulgence, and others-focus
  • Putting the DOPE Model to work
  • Exercises designed to successfully apply the DOPE Model to key personal and professional decisions, and to proactively guard against potentially self-destructive behaviors

Who Should Attend:

Owners, managers, field leaders, business development, marketing and human resources professionals as well those looking to grow into leadership positions will benefit from this session.


Rob Skacel, PhD, Business Psychologist, Principal, True Edge Performance Solutions – Rob Skacel is a psychologist with a Bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Purdue University. Rob began his career in clinical psychology before transitioning to business psychology specialization. He served in senior leadership positions, in the areas of quality improvement and organizational development, in both the private and non-profit sectors. Rob founded True Edge Performance Solutions in 2000. Over the years, True Edge has provided leadership consulting services to nearly two hundred organizations and their leaders, in a variety of industry sectors such as manufacturing, professional services, health care, agribusiness, ministry, construction, education, non-profit, and trade associations. Rob is the author of a humorous business parable, Tailing Mulligan: Mastering the Art of Workplace Communication. His latest book, What Was I Thinking?: How to Make Better Decisions So You Can Live and Lead with Confidence, co-authored with David Ashcraft, was released in May of 2022. In his free time, Rob enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family

Registration Details:

Preferred registration date: Seven days prior to session date

Price includes: Includes instruction, interactive activities and a copy of Rob’s book: “What was I Thinking? How to Make Better Decisions so You can Live and Lead with Confidence

If you must cancel for any reason, please contact us immediately. Cancellations received less than 7 days of the start of class cannot be refunded; substitutions are permitted.

ABC Members may select the option to be invoiced. Non-members will need to please pay at time of registration either via credit card payment online or by calling the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.

EIN: 23-1618254 – Contributions or gifts are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible by members as an ordinary, necessary business expense. See your accountant for details.

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Contact Mike Bachman, Director of Membership, to find out more.


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September 22, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am
$50.00 – $75.00
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ABC Keystone
135 Shellyland Road
Manheim, PA 17545 United States
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