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working from home

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

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.
cognitive biases

12 Mental Skills to Defeat Cognitive Biases

To avoid decision disasters and defeat cognitive biases, develop the 12 critical skills that cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics show are needed for mental fitness.
Stakeholder Engagement

8 Powerful Questions You Need to Ask Before Stakeholder Engagement

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

The One Huge Mistake Everybody Makes in COVID-19 Coronavirus 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.
hire women

Why You Should Hire Women Over Men, According to Science

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.
strategic planning

10 Steps for Strategic Planning to Defend Your Future

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.
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Wise Decision Maker Movement Manifesto

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.
denial

How to Deal With Colleagues in 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.
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Wise Decision Maker Movement Manifesto (Videocast and Podcast of the “Wise Decision Maker Show”)

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.
knowledge management

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

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