Logical Thinking

The performance of organizations is among the top agendas in any management, and quite rightly so. But what is leading to the conclusion of performance? The answer is Logical Thinking. Sadly, when faced with issues and challenges, many organizations are using feelings and emotions instead. It is no wonder many are not performing up to expectations, in addition to high turnover. You may even end up praising the bad and reprimanding the good, leading to morale sapping scene.

Course Objectives: 
  • Acquire skills to manage problems without using feelings or emotions
  • Obtain approval easily and effectively
  • Gain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Learn about information exploration, what to look for, how to choose/scope information/data
  • How to interpret information/data, read trends, get actionable insights, predict future performance in ways which are meaningful and actionable
  • Limitations of data and what to avoid not to be misled
  • Enhance your EQ


Target Audience: 
Personal Assistant
Project Manager
Sales Personnel
Site Supervisor
Course Methodology: 

Active learning activities are included to allow participants to engage actively in the learning process. Besides that, leading the participants through these activities will enable better understanding on the concepts. The active learning activities may include:

  • Hands-on exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Commentary on other companies / industries
Course Outlines: 

Introduction to Logical Thinking

  • Case discussion/warm up exercise: how we handle issues – logic or emotions?
  • Why is the reliance on feeling so wide spread?
  • Enter the Logical Thinking concept
  • Data as the “Raw Material” for Management
  • Objectivity: Can’t manage what you can’t measure 

Common cases/problems in organizations:

  • External cases
  • Internal cases
  • How to link these with Logical Thinking?

The Big Picture: What data to look for?

  • Overview of the famous 3 “Gaps”
  • Vision Gap
  • Performance Gap
  • Benchmarking Gap
  • How these relate to logical thinking

Logical Thinking with data and information: Qualitative & Quantitative

  • Definitions
  • Examples

Quantitative: Interpretation, forecasting, etc…

  • Data collection Tool
  • Prioritization Tool
  • Cause and Effect Tool
  • Forecasting Tool
  • Cases 

Qualitative: Judgment & Usage

  • Five Forces with case
  • Strategic Factors with case

Logical Thinking Applications

  • Problem solving
  • Obtain approval
  • Gain buy-in
  • Improve EQ
  • Team Morale
  • Others


  • Human Factors e.g. Confirmation bias, Halo & Horn Effect
  • Data imperfection
  • Not incentivized with effort

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