Dr. So What, like other mythical superheroes, is magical, enchanting, thoughtful, insightful and just a bit whimsical. Dr. So What’s name symbolizes a commitment to thoughtful inquiry and critical thinking. Asking “so what” encourages people to think about the implications of facts, ideas, and opinions. For example, scientists know that raindrops are 20,000,000 times larger than the water vapors we sweat out during exercise. So what? Well, that means somebody should be able to design a fabric that protects us from a rainstorm but still allows us to efficiently dissipate excessive heat and sweat. In other words, we shouldn’t have to wear to trash bag to protect us from a rainstorm. And, in fact, Gore-Tex clothing seizes on this particular scientific fact, allowing outdoor enthusiasts an amazing degree of comfort during strenuous activity at the height of a raging thunderstorm. Voila! The sweat disappears and the rain stays out. Dr. So What loves tales like this because they demonstrate the extraordinary power of thoughtful inquiry kindled by a very simple question.
By weaving together original research, novel strategies and tactics, and stories of successful leaders, this book provides insight into how to become a progress-making leader. Written by a professor and a business executive, the book provides actionable ideas grounded in sound research and tested in real organizations.
Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness: Problems | Strategies | Solutions
Presenting managerial communication as a strategic, value-adding aspect of every organization, Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness, Fourth Edition, provides students, executives, and managers with actionable strategies that address vital communication challenges
This book offers a radically different approach from the clever, but overly simplistic and frequently misleading formulas for success offered by most self-help business literature. The authors believe that in today’s turbulent competitive environment it is necessary to embrace uncertainty and set more realistic expectations, while creating greater flexibility to adapt to ever-changing situations.
When do people make use of Dr. So What’s ideas?
Short Answer: Around the clock
When faced with tough decisions
When perplexed by a problem
When uncertain about how to proceed
When contemplating conflicting claims and points-of-view
When planning a strategy
When trying to figure out a better way to communicate, motivate or lead
Why did Dr. So What create a website?
Promote critical thinking
Provide ready access to tools that build analytical skills
Consolidate years of research and study into an accessible format
Improve communication and decision-making in organizations
Provide a centralized location for important personal success insights
Decrease the ranks of the Stupid4ever
Demonstrate how fun critical thinking can be
How does Dr. So What help instructors and students?
Instructors and students make regular use of Dr. So What’s website in the following ways:
Sharpen critical thinking skills
Teach a specific analytical skill such as audience analysis
Provide a regular classroom tip to enhance personal skills
Illustrate a critical point in a lecture or presentation