How Normalcy Bias Led Boeing to Crash Into Disaster

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 21, 2020 |
normalcy bias

Our brains cause us to drastically underestimate both the likelihood of a disaster occurring and the impact if it does. To address this dangerous judgment error known as the normalcy bias, we need to go far beyond our intuitions in planning for catastrophes.

How to Prevent Leadership Development Failures

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 9, 2020 |
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.

Are You Missing Vital Information Due to the MUM Effect?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | January 9, 2020 |
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.

Interview with Paul Powers, CEO of Physna (Videocast and Podcast of the “Wise Decision Maker Show”)

By Agnes Vishnevkin | December 3, 2019 |
Paul Powers, CEO of Physna

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky interviews Paul Powers, CEO of Physna. Paul is the founder of multiple successful tech-focused enterprises and a member of the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30.

Wise Decision Maker Movement Manifesto (Videocast and Podcast of the “Wise Decision Maker Show”)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 30, 2019 |

The choice that feels most comfortable to your gut is often the worst decision for your bottom line. To be a truly wise decision maker, you have to adopt counterintuitive, uncomfortable, but highly profitable techniques to avoid business disasters by making the best decisions. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the Wise Decision Maker Movement Manifesto. 

The Psychology of Knowledge Management: Uniting the Majority Through Communities of Practice

By Brent Hunter | November 29, 2019 |

Knowledge Management (KM) is the art and science of leveraging individual and collective knowledge for the benefit of all stakeholders

How to Deal With Colleagues in Denial

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 21, 2019 |

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.

Why Your Negotiations Are Doomed (And How to Rescue Them)

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 15, 2019 |

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

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

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | November 7, 2019 |
SWOT Analysis

Cognitive biases lead to typical business strategic analyses such as SWOT giving a false sense of comfort and security. The result? Appalling oversights that ruin profitable businesses and bring down high-flying careers. 

Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”?

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky | October 27, 2019 |
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 stems from a dangerous judgment error called planning fallacy. 

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