8 Steps to Protect Your Career During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | October 13, 2020 |
Your Career

Changing jobs or industries during this pandemic is not only possible, but might be critically important for achieving your career potential. Use the best decision-making steps so that you and your career can thrive, not just survive. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the 8 steps to protect your career during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Is Unconscious Bias (And How You Can Defeat It) (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | October 6, 2020 |
unconscious bias

To address unconscious bias, you need to understand what it is and how you might fall into it. Just as importantly, you need to develop a series of healthy mental habits that prevent you from falling for unconscious bias. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes what is unconscious bias and how you can defeat it.

How to Avoid Losing (Loss Aversion) (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 29, 2020 |
Loss Aversion

Our feelings drive us to experience loss aversion, where we avoid short-term losses and often fail to take worthwhile risks, losing more in the long term. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to avoid losing.

How to Do a Strategic Pivot to Address COVID

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 22, 2020 |
strategic pivot

A strategic pivot will enable your company to survive and thrive during the COVID pandemic. Start by challenging assumptions about your internal and external business model. Then, revise your strategy and determine next steps to operationalize these changes.

How to Prevent Leadership Development Failures (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 15, 2020 |
Leadership Development

Dangerous leadership development issues arise when 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. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to prevent leadership development failures.

How to Deal With Colleagues in Denial (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 8, 2020 |
Denial

To get colleagues in denial to believe the truth, use EGRIP: 1) discover their emotions; 2) then their goals; 3) build up rapport; 4) provide info to change their mind; 5) offer positive reinforcement for them updating their beliefs. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to deal with colleagues in denial.

How Can You Thrive During This Pandemic?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | September 1, 2020 |
Thrive During This Pandemic

The journey to self-actualization is also your path to thriving in this pandemic. Evaluate your life through the lens of exploration, love, and purpose and ensure that you satisfy these needs.

Your SWOT Analysis is Broken (Here’s How You Can Fix It) (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 25, 2020 |
SWOT Analysis

Cognitive biases lead to typical business strategic analyses such as SWOT giving a false sense of comfort and security. This results in appalling oversights that ruin profitable businesses and bring down high-flying careers. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why your SWOT analysis is broken, and how you can fix it.

Are You Missing Vital Information Due to the MUM Effect? (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 18, 2020 |
MUM Effect

Company cultures and top leaders may 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. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the danger of missing vital information due to the MUM Effect.

How to Prevent Conflicts Across Age Divides (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 11, 2020 |
Prevent Conflicts

In order to prevent conflicts across age divides, organizations need to avoid dangerous judgment errors. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show.

12 Mental Skills to Defeat Cognitive Biases (Video and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | August 4, 2020 |
Cognitive Biases

In order to avoid decision disasters and defeat cognitive biases, it’s important to develop the 12 critical skills that cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics show are needed for mental fitness.

8 Steps to Protect Your Career During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | July 28, 2020 |
Your Career

Changing jobs or industries during this pandemic is not only possible, but might be critically important for achieving your career potential. Use the best decision-making steps so that you and your career can thrive, not just survive. 

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

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

8 Steps to Prevent Failure in Implementing Decisions (Videocast and Podcast)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | July 14, 2020 |
Implementing Decisions

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

How Your Household Can Survive and Thrive During This Pandemic

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | July 7, 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.

The Trap of Getting Back to Normal in the Pandemic

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 30, 2020 |
getting back to normal

Your company can survive and thrive in the new abnormal of the pandemic by protecting against mental blindspots such as the normalcy bias.

What Is Unconscious Bias (And How You Can Defeat It)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 23, 2020 |
unconscious bias

To address unconscious bias requires understanding what it is and where and how you might fall into it. Just as importantly, it requires developing a series of healthy mental habits that prevent you from falling for unconscious bias

The Deadly Threat of COVID-19 Misinformation in Mainstream Media

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 16, 2020 |
COVID-19 Misinformation

Misinformation kills. Failing to vet thoroughly the quality of information from your favorite news source can lead you and those you care about to suffer health disasters, whether regarding COVID-19 or other health risks.

New Survey Gives Insight On Your Shopping Choices

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 9, 2020 |
Shopping Choices

When it comes to shopping, we overestimate our abilities to keep our impulses in check. You can avoid poor shopping choices by developing a host of shopping mental skills. 

Your Friends Influence Your Shopping Decisions More Than You Think

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | June 5, 2020 |
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. 

Why Do More Buying Choices Cause Unhappiness?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 26, 2020 |
Buying Choices

More buying choices lead to less happiness. To make better shopping decisions, satisfice and limit your options. Look for products that are good enough.

Build Strong Stakeholder Relationships Through These Three Social Intelligence Methods

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

The Dangers of Mental Health Challenges for Startup Founders

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 19, 2020 |
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

Why Your Negotiations Are Doomed (And How to Rescue Them) (Videocast and Podcast of the “Wise Decision Maker Show”)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | May 12, 2020 |
negotiations are doomed

We intuitively overestimate how well others read us and how well we read others, a dangerous judgment error called illusion of transparency. This mental blindspot leads to disastrous results in negotiations and communications.

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.

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