Why Do Smart People Deny Serious Risks (and What to Do About It)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 6, 2021 |
serious rsisks

When dealing with smart people who deny serious risks, focus on their emotions, help them acknowledge reality, then positively reinforce their acceptance of risks.

How Not to Let Cognitive Biases Control Us When Dealing with COVID

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 30, 2021 |
Dealing with COVID

Protect yourself from poor COVID-related decisions by being aware of cognitive biases – particularly the normalcy bias, attentional bias, and planning fallacy – and making strategic plans that can prevent your gut reactions from taking over.

How to Defeat Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 23, 2021 |
defeat work-from-home burnout

Protect your company from the disastrous effects of work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue by a strategic shift toward virtual work being the new normal rather than an emergency measure.

Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue is a Lot More Complex Than You Think

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 16, 2021 |
Work-From-Home Burnout

Work-from-home burnout in the pandemic can lead to serious mental health issues and lost productivity. Leaders can help their team members by identifying the root causes and making a strategic shift to a virtual work culture.

How to Do a Strategic Pivot to Address COVID (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 9, 2021 |
strategic pivot

A strategic pivot will enable your company to survive and thrive during the COVID pandemic and in the post-COVID world. Start by challenging assumptions about your internal and external business model. Then, revise your strategy and determine next steps to operationalize these changes. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to do a strategic pivot to address COVID and the post-COVID world.

The Secret of Getting Optimistic and Pessimistic Employees to Collaborate Effectively (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 2, 2021 |
optimistic and pessimistic

Maximize the value that pessimists and optimists bring to your enterprise by helping them work together well. Optimists should generate half-baked ideas and give them to the pessimists, who would select the most viable notions and finish baking them into full-fledged plans. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the secret of getting optimistic and pessimistic employees to collaborate effectively.

The Dangers of Mental Health Challenges for Startup Founders (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 23, 2021 |
Mental Health Challenges

Startup founders can defeat mental health challenges and avoid burnout by paying attention to their mental health, seeking help, and standing up to pressure from major investors and Board members. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the dangers of mental health challenges for startup founders.

Should You Be Worried About the New COVID Strains? (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 16, 2021 |
New COVID Strains

We greatly underestimate the dangers of the new COVID strains due to cognitive biases such as normalcy bias, hyperbolic discounting, and planning fallacy. We need to change our plans drastically to adapt to the new reality. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show.

Your Friends Influence Your Shopping Decisions More Than You Think (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 9, 2021 |
Shopping Decisions

The people close to you influence your spending choices more than you think. To make wiser shopping decisions, be aware of how your choices are influenced and commit to only purchasing things for their practical value. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show.

3 Key Empathy-Based Methods to Uncover the Truth About Your Stakeholders (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 2, 2021 |
Empathy

Using the three social intelligence methods during a stakeholder meeting will help you learn the truth about your stakeholders’ needs, which will empower you to solve their problems and foster stronger relationships with them. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the 3 key empathy-based methods to uncover the truth about your stakeholders.

8 Powerful Questions You Need to Ask Before Stakeholder Engagement (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 26, 2021 |
stakeholder engagement

Asking the 8 Powerful Questions during a pre-engagement stakeholder assessment will lead to better engagement and stronger relationships with your stakeholders. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the 8 powerful questions you need to ask before stakeholder engagement.

Build Strong Stakeholder Relationships Through These Three Social Intelligence Methods (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 19, 2021 |
Social Intelligence

Form lasting connections to stakeholders and help them feel understood by using the three social intelligence methods of empathetic listening, echoing and mirroring, and building rapport. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to build strong stakeholder relationships using 3 social intelligence methods.

Are You Feeling COVID Anxiety? (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 12, 2021 |
COVID Anxiety

Deal with COVID anxiety and stress immediately by addressing your fundamental needs of safety, connection to others, and self-esteem. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes what to do if you are feeling COVID anxiety.

Should You Be Worried About the New COVID Strains?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 5, 2021 |
New COVID Strains

We greatly underestimate the dangers of the new COVID strains due to cognitive biases such as normalcy bias, hyperbolic discounting, and planning fallacy. We need to change our plans drastically to adapt to the new reality.

Are You Paying Attention to What Matters During This Pandemic? (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | December 29, 2020 |
Paying attention

Defend your organization from disastrous leadership decisions by paying attention to what’s important during this pandemic. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to make sure that you are paying attention to what matters during this pandemic.

Are You Feeling COVID Anxiety?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | December 22, 2020 |
COVID Anxiety

Deal with COVID anxiety and stress immediately by addressing your fundamental needs of safety, connection to others, and self-esteem.

Are You Anchoring Your Business to the Wrong Data? (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | December 15, 2020 |
Anchoring

Anchoring keeps you shackled to initial information and keeps you from moving forward. Make the best decisions to propel your company by breaking free from this mental blindspot. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to avoid anchoring your business to the wrong data.

What Are You Paying Attention to During This Pandemic?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | December 8, 2020 |
paying attention

Defend your company from disastrous leadership decisions by paying attention to what’s important during this pandemic.

Defending Yourself From Misinformation via Neuroscience (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | December 1, 2020 |
Misinformation

You can protect yourself from misinformation by considering alternative interpretations, being suspicious of repetition, and taking the Pro-Truth Pledge. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to defend yourself from misinformation via neuroscience.

Why Do More Buying Choices Cause Unhappiness? (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 24, 2020 |
Buying Choices

More buying choices lead to less happiness. To make better shopping decisions, limit your options and look for products that are good enough. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why more buying choices cause unhappiness.

Are You Anchoring Your Business to the Wrong Data?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 17, 2020 |
Anchoring

Anchoring keeps you shackled to initial information and keeps you from moving forward. Make the best decisions to propel your company by breaking free from this mental blindspot.

How Your Household Can Survive and Thrive During This Pandemic (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 10, 2020 |
Survive and Thrive

You can survive and thrive in the new abnormal of the pandemic by identifying and addressing fundamental needs of your household: safety, connection, and self-esteem. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how your household can survive and thrive during this pandemic.

Defending Yourself From Misinformation via Neuroscience

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 3, 2020 |
Misinformation

You can protect yourself from misinformation by considering alternative interpretations, being suspicious of repetition, and taking the Pro-Truth Pledge.

How to Manage Election Disaster Risk (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | October 27, 2020 |
Election Disaster

You can protect your work and life from the significant possibility of an election disaster by treating preparation for this likelihood as insurance. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to manage election disaster risk.

How to Manage Election Disaster Risk

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | October 20, 2020 |
Election Disaster

You can protect your work and life from the significant possibility of an election disaster by treating preparation for this likelihood as insurance.

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