I offer Management Training based on research in philosophy and psychology. I can give talks, seminars and webinars tailored to the specific needs of your business. To discuss the services I can offer, please email me at tom [dot] mcclelland57 [at] gmail [dot] com I specialise in the following four areas:
Progress requires innovation. In the 21st Century, innovation is more often about developing new ways of thinking than it is about developing new physical products. Philosophers are conceptual innovators, and we can learn a great deal from the best philosophers about how to become better conceptual innovators ourselves. Innovation requires us to ask ‘WHY?’. By systematically challenging our assumptions, and the assumptions of those around us, we open the way to radical business innovations.
Skill Development and Deployment
Your skills are what give you the edge over your competition. All of us have skills, but very few of us understand how our skills work. Cutting-edge research in philosophy and psychology can help you. By achieving a deeper understanding of your own skills, you’ll be in a better position to identify what skills you have, deploy those skills more effectively and nurture new skills in yourself and others.
Analytic Problem Solving
World class business leaders have to be world class problem-solvers. Philosophy is the art of solving complex problems systematically, creatively and effectively. I teach the Do’s and Don’ts of problem solving from a philosophical perspective. I show how to get to the bottom of a problem and how to become better at identifying the difference between good and bad reasoning. I also show you how to avoid the kinds of poor reasoning to which we can easily fall victim.
The way we think about business ethics is changing. To stay ahead of the crowd, you have to re-evaluate what it means to be a responsible and sustainable business. Philosophers specialise in unpicking ethical dilemmas. I teach the best strategies for confronting ethical problems and optimising sustainability. I also show you how philosophy can help you incorporate an ethical perspective into every aspect of your business practice.