Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”? (Videocast and Podcast of the “Wise Decision Maker Show”)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 5, 2020 |
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Because we usually feel that everything is going to go according to plan, we don’t pay nearly enough attention to potential problems and fail to account for them in our plans. This problem is called planning fallacy.

The Secret of Getting Optimistic and Pessimistic Employees to Collaborate Effectively

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 21, 2020 |
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.

How to Prevent Failure in Working From Home to Address the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 13, 2020 |
working from home

To prevent disasters in transitioning to working from home, imagine that your transition completely failed. Then, brainstorm all plausible reasons for failure, and generate solutions to these potential problems. Do the same to maximize success.

3 Key Empathy-Based Methods to Uncover the Truth About Your Stakeholders

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | April 7, 2020 |

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.

Saving Your Relationships From the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 24, 2020 |

Your relationships will be undermined or even destroyed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, unless you take proactive steps right now to save them by treating our current conditions as the new normal.

8 Powerful Questions You Need to Ask Before Stakeholder Engagement

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 18, 2020 |
stakeholder engagement

Asking the 8 Powerful Questions during a pre-engagement stakeholder assessment will lead to better engagement and stronger relationships with your stakeholders.

The One Huge Mistake Everybody Makes in COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Preparation

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | March 7, 2020 |
pandemic preparation

Official guidelines for COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic preparation assume a wildly optimistic scenario due to dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases. You need to instead prepare for a realistic pessimistic scenario.

Why You Should Hire Women Over Men, According to Science

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 26, 2020 |
hire women

If you care about your bottom line, hire women over men. Due to gender discrimination, women had to work harder to get the same career position as men, and you will on average get a better worker if you hire a woman.

This Valentine’s Day, Men and Women Should Make Different Buying Decisions

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | February 13, 2020 |
Valentine's Day

When it comes to shopping, men tend to take more risks, while women prefer to take their time to get the best possible deal. Both genders are prone to mistakes. However, you can train your mind to make the wisest shopping decisions this Valentine’s Day.

How to Avoid Losing

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 30, 2020 |
Loss Aversion

Our feelings drive us to avoid short-term losses, which often results in us failing to take worthwhile risks and actually losing more in the long term. This problem comes from a dangerous judgment error called loss aversion.

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