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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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