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Optimize Generative AI as an Emerging Leader

Empower emerging leaders to think critically about strategic generative AI use in their roles and how to write effective prompts to get the desired outputs.

Generative AI offers untapped potential for process improvements and increased quality of outputs. However, this new technology comes with new skills for emerging leaders to learn. Crafting prompts to get desired outputs often takes a lot of trial and error. Also, without critical thinking, emerging leaders risk using this technology in a way that’s not aligned with organizational policies, doesn’t further organizational goals, and could include incorrect data in the outputs.

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Critical Insight

Equip emerging leaders with this learning resource to help them command generative AI through effective prompting and critical thinking to spark innovation and productivity across your organization.

Impact and Result

Help emerging leaders:

  • Identify strategies to write strong prompts and create structured questioning.
  • Anticipate common challenges with prompting and structured questioning and apply appropriate solutions.
  • Apply critical thinking to generative AI use and assess the validity of outputs.
  • Use generative AI to enhance generative thinking and overcome problems.
  • Assess the quality of outputs and form unique insights using digital and data literacy.
  • Communicate insights from generative AI outputs with confidence and overcome resistance.
  • Be a change agent in the organization for the safe adoption of generative AI.
  • Coach others to use prompting and structured questioning effectively and explore use cases alongside peers.

Optimize Generative AI as an Emerging Leader Research & Tools

1. For HR use

Learn how to customize and distribute this learning resource to emerging leaders.

2. Encourage emerging leaders to think critically about generative AI use

Share these resources with emerging leaders to help them apply critical thinking to their generative AI use, strengthen their generative thinking with this technology, and communicate effectively to gain buy-in about their adoption of this tool.

3. Help emerging leaders develop their generative AI prompting skills

Share these resources with emerging leaders to help them develop their prompting skills to effectively command generative AI to produce the outputs they need.

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