Plano, TX (PRWEB) August 6, 2007
Action Management Associates, Inc's Director of Business Development Joe Jordan has been appointed an instructor at the Business Leadership Center (BLC) at Southern Methodist University's (SMU) Cox School of Business.
Jordan will be teaching a course specifically designed for graduate students in the BLC. The program gives students an opportunity to explore, discuss, and become more skilled in one of the most important dimensions of business leadership--decision making. The value of this discussion is captured in the fact that every dollar a company spends or receives is the result of a decision, and most decisions grow out of problems or creative opportunities.
During the session students will gain the knowledge and skills to identify the internal and external drivers that delay important decisions, develop strategies for overcoming decision-making inertia, initiate a process for making criteria-based decisions and demonstrate greater confidence when making critical organizational decisions.
"Research presents an uncomfortably clear record--many leaders are not particularly effective at making decisions and then ensuring that those decisions are implemented as planned," said Jordan. "If every business leader improved his/her ability to make decisions by a few percentage points, the positive effect on business results would be dramatic. In this course, we hope to help the students of the BLC become more effective in their decision making skills."
About Joe Jordan
For over 25 years, Joe Jordan has helped organizations and individuals create alternative strategies for personal and corporate effectiveness. Whether coaching an executive or business owner, facilitating a professional development program or talking with a group of people over lunch, Joe has a unique ability to help individuals and groups uncover underlying causes of ineffectiveness and create specific plans to change behaviors. Joe's 15 year career in the staffing industry included responsibilities in employee development, sales, operations, marketing, and P&L management of a $30 million region with 17 operations across Texas. Joe has designed and facilitated training in leadership, sales, customer service and personal development, working with all organizational levels, from front-line staff through senior management.
His start-up of a human resources staffing and search firm and his work with franchise owners give Joe direct experience with managing the issues critical to profitable business growth. As president of his own consulting firm, Joe helped companies maximize their talent by providing results-focused seminars, customized executive coaching and career consulting. His clients included Texas Instruments, Southern Methodist University, Liberty Mutual, and Sallie Mae.
Prior to his corporate experience, Joe spent five years in the non-profit sector as a writer and speaker. Joe earned his Bachelor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice College.
About Action Management Associates, Inc.
Action Management Associates is a progressive, innovative, and results-focused training and consulting company with over 28 years of demonstrated expertise teaching critical thinking, problem solving, and a proven decision making process to diverse audiences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Cross functional teams of people often work together to assess complex situations, solve problems, make decisions, and anticipate future challenges without having the training needed to execute these tasks. Improving critical thinking and process skills can make a dramatic, quantifiable difference in the results in any organization.
About the Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center
For more than 17 years, the Edwin L. Cox Business Leadership Center (BLC) has developed strong leadership skills and practical applications that are fundamental in the world of business. While management education traditionally focuses on classroom teachings, textbooks, and case studies, the BLC is designed to meet today's challenges by offering exceptional leadership development programs for MBA students. Programs offered through the BLC are developed and taught by leading industry professionals representing companies such as:. Accenture, Brinker International, Capital Alliance, EDS, Texas Instruments, The Walt Disney Company and Verizon. SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report.