Critical Thinking for Financial Professionals

John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM Executive Education, Inc.

What were they thinking? Why do business leaders sometimes make horrible decisions that severely damage themselves and their organizations? It is tempting to assume that a poor choice must be due to a leader’s incompetence, inexperience, bad character, or low intelligence – but such easily attributed factors generally aren’t the true cause when leaders blunder. In such situations, many turn to finance and accounting professionals for evaluation, answers, remedies, and solutions for improved future decision-making.