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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
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Decision Congruence for Making Better Decisions

To make changes, the rewards must be a 2 or more or you might as well consider other potentials. On the negative side if the potential downsides are nearly a 4 or more then you may want to forget about taking such a risk.

8 Key Leadership Decision-Making Process Steps to Making the Best Decisions (Videocast and Podcast...

In order to make the best decisions, follow these decision-making process steps: 1) Identify need for decision 2) Get relevant info 3) Decide goals 4) Develop criteria 5) Generate a few viable options 6) Weigh options 7) Implement decision 8) Revise implementation and decision as needed

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

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”?

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.