Blind Spots: Challenging Assumptions to Make you a Stronger Leader


Our experiences and background affect how we see the world; it is where our assumptions are formed. In this Interactive one day class you will learn how assumptions influence your effectiveness as a leader. We will review what assumptions are and how they impact your thinking. We will use exercises and class discussions to identify how and when assumptions should be challenged so that they can be utilized in the workplace to make you a better leader

Who should attend?

Business owners, managers and emerging leaders.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is an assumption
  • Where do assumptions come from
  • Why do we make assumptions and when might they be useful
  • Why it may be helpful/harmful to challenge assumptions

Workshop Outline:

  • Identifying and understanding your assumptions
  • Consequences of assumptions in the workplace
  • Identifying and understanding the assumptions of others
  • Strategies to challenge assumptions


Location: Grainger Hall, UW-Madison

Schedule:  8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Dates:  Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fee: $259

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Cancellation policy: If you cancel before the program begins, there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel after the program begins you will be charged for the full program fee. To cancel, call registration at 608-262-3909.

If there is inclement weather, please call 608-263-2221 for a recorded message after 6:30 am for day classes or after 3:30 pm for night classes.


Prashant Patel

Prashant patelPrashant Patel leverages a diversity of experiences to help organizations and individuals improve, grow, and thrive. Over the last ten years, he has worked in IT, legal, and health technology fields as a problem solver, a manager, and a leader. During this time, he has been guiding individuals and teams to greater success with active coaching and training. Prashant received his JD and MBA from Mercer University and a BA in Philosophy and BS in Biology from Wofford College. He lives in downtown Madison, is an avid biker, and enjoys playing board games in his free time.