Elon Musk’s Forced Return to Office Policy Will Harm Tesla (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 20, 2022 |
Forced Return to Office

Musk’s authoritarian stance on hybrid and remote work undermines Tesla’s future as employees want autonomy and flexibility. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how Elon Musk’s forced return to office policy will harm Tesla.

Safety Campaigns Lead to Dangerous Outcomes

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 13, 2022 |
Safety Campaigns

Armchair psychology often undermines safety campaigns and other marketing messages, due to psychological phenomena such as the boomerang effect. Overcoming these problems requires using best practices from behavioral science.

The Truth About Work From Home Productivity

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 6, 2022 |

Work from home productivity is higher than in the office, especially on individual tasks. Since most employees prefer hybrid or remote work, a policy of flexibility helps companies maximize both retention and productivity.

Remote and Hybrid Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 30, 2022 |
Remote and Hybrid Diversity

In order to achieve the promise of remote and hybrid diversity, equity, and inclusion, leaders need to address microaggressions in communication and the lack of sponsorship for minorities through training and mentoring programs. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in hybrid and remote teams.

Employees Wanting Work to Be Fully Remote Will Win This Fall (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 23, 2022 |
Be Fully Remote

Despite traditionalist executives pushing for a return to the office, fully remote work will win this fall as the threat of new contagious COVID variants looms large. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why employees who want work to be fully remote will win this fall.

Elon Musk’s Forced Return to Office Policy Will Harm Tesla

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 16, 2022 |
Return to Office

Musk’s authoritarian stance on hybrid and remote work undermines Tesla’s future as employees want autonomy and flexibility. Companies embracing new work models will succeed, while traditionalists will be left floundering.

Google’s Myth of Losing Social Capital in Hybrid Work (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 9, 2022 |
Google's Myth

Companies can effectively retain social capital in the hybrid and remote work environment by applying hybrid work best practices, such as the virtual watercooler and virtual coworking. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes Google’s myth of losing social capital in hybrid work.

Remote and Hybrid Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 2, 2022 |
Hybrid Diversity

To achieve the promise of remote and hybrid diversity, equity, and inclusion, leaders need to address microaggressions in communication and the lack of sponsorship for minorities through training and mentoring programs.

Mentoring for Effective Integration of Junior Employees (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | July 26, 2022 |
Mentoring for Effective

Remote mentoring is a best practice that offers a solution to one of the biggest challenges for hybrid and remote work: on-the-job training and integration of recently-hired staff. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes mentoring for effective integration of junior employees in hybrid and remote teams.

Employees Wanting Work to Be Fully Remote Will Win This Fall

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | July 19, 2022 |
Fully Remote

Despite many traditionalist executives pushing for a return to the office, remote work will win this fall as the threat of new contagious COVID variants looms large. Companies that adopt a hybrid-first, team-led model will seize a competitive advantage.

Remote Mentoring for Effective Integration of Junior Employees

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | July 12, 2022 |

On-the-job training and integration of recently-hired staff is one of the biggest challenges for hybrid and remote work. Remote mentoring is a best practice that offers an excellent solution to this challenge.

Are You Missing Vital Information Due to the MUM Effect?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | July 5, 2022 |
MUM effect

Company cultures and top leaders often unconsciously penalize subordinates who bring them bad news. This dangerous judgment error is called the MUM effect and it creates an atmosphere of secrecy that leads successful companies to stagnate and deteriorate.

10 Steps for Strategic Planning to Defend Your Future (Videocast and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 28, 2022 |
Strategic Planning

Effective strategic planning involves: 1) Identifying potential threats and opportunities; 2) Planning how to deal with them; 3) Reserving sufficient resources to address threats and opportunities; 4) Making your plans resilient and flexible.

How to Prevent Leadership Development Failures

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 21, 2022 |
leadership development

Organizations often fail to train newly-promoted leaders well, because experienced leaders forget about the many new skills needed for recently-promoted leaders to succeed. This problem stems from a mental blindspot known as the curse of knowledge.

How to Defeat the Empathy Gap (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 14, 2022 |
the empathy gap

Leaders need to address the emotions of employees first and foremost in order to overcome the empathy gap through emotional and social intelligence. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to defeat the empathy gap.

How Associations Can Improve New Member Retention

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 7, 2022 |
Member Retention

To improve new member retention, associations need to avoid dangerous judgment errors. An example is the overconfidence bias, which causes association leaders to be excessively confident about what new members want.

Your Dangerous Mistakes? Cognitive Bias in Decision Making at Work (Videocast and Podcast of the “Wise Decision Maker Show”)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 31, 2022 |
Cognitive bias

Want to avoid the dangerous judgment errors that scholars in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics call cognitive biases in your work? This videocast and podcast will help you defeat all types of cognitive bias!

Don’t Let Others Control Your Life!

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 24, 2022 |
control your life

Do you ever wonder whether those around you have too much influence over your life? If so, you may be impacted by the mere-exposure effect, which causes us to believe something is good simply because we are familiar with it.

What True Leaders Know About Emotional Intelligence

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 17, 2022 |
emotional intelligence

Gain the ability to manage your emotions and understand those of others through emotional intelligence to help you truly succeed as a leader.

10 Tips to Protect Your Romantic Relationships From Disaster (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 10, 2022 |
Your Romantic Relationships

Relationships require work and maintenance, much like any other important facet of our lives. Open, respectful, and supportive attitudes towards one another from the very start will go a long way in helping you build a lasting relationship. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes 10 tips to protect your romantic relationships from disaster.

Effective Strategies to Gain Constructive Feedback (Video & Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 3, 2022 |
Gain Constructive Feedback

Gathering active and passive feedback plays a vital role in improving stakeholder membership engagement. Learning to love constructive feedback ensures that leaders can fulfill stakeholder expectations appropriately. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes effective strategies to gain constructive feedback.

8 Key Steps to Prevent Failure in Implementing Decisions or in Managing Projects and Processes

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 26, 2022 |
Someone yelling at someone else due to failure in implementing decisions, and in managing projects and processes

To prevent failure in implementing decisions, or in managing projects or processes, imagine that it completely failed. Then, brainstorm all plausible reasons for failure, and generate solutions to these potential problems. Integrate these solutions into your project or process.

To maximize project or process success, envision that it succeeded spectacularly. Brainstorm likely reasons for such success, and generate strategies that would lead to such success. Integrate these strategies into your project or process.

Here’s Why Your Gut Instinct Is Wrong At Work – And How To Know When It Isn’t

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 19, 2022 |
Your Gut Instinct Is Wrong At Work

Let’s say you’re interviewing a new applicant for a job and you feel something is off. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you’re a bit uncomfortable with this person. She says all the right things, her resume is great, she’d be a perfect hire for this job – except your gut tells…

Google’s Myth of Losing Social Capital in Hybrid Work

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 12, 2022 |
Hybrid Work

Companies can effectively retain social capital in the hybrid and remote work environment by applying hybrid work best practices such as the virtual watercooler and virtual coworking.

Effective Storytelling to Reinforce Stakeholder Rapport

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 5, 2022 |
Effective Storytelling

Reinforce your emotional rapport with stakeholders by using storytelling techniques that have the power to not only inspire and entertain, but also educate and engage.

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