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Serious Risks

Why Do Smart People Deny Serious Risks (and What to Do About It)

When dealing with smart people who deny serious risks, focus on their emotions, help them acknowledge reality, then positively reinforce their acceptance of risks. 
Work-From-Home Burnout

Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue is a Lot More Complex Than You Think

Work-from-home burnout in the pandemic can lead to serious mental health issues and lost productivity. Leaders can help their team members by identifying the root causes and making a strategic shift to a virtual work culture.
strategic pivot

How to Do a Strategic Pivot to Address COVID (Video and Podcast)

A strategic pivot will enable your company to survive and thrive during the COVID pandemic and in the post-COVID world. Start by challenging assumptions about your internal and external business model. Then, revise your strategy and determine next steps to operationalize these changes. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to do a strategic pivot to address COVID and the post-COVID world.
optimistic and pessimistic

The Secret of Getting Optimistic and Pessimistic Employees to Collaborate Effectively (Video and Podcast)

Maximize the value that pessimists and optimists bring to your enterprise by helping them work together well. Optimists should generate half-baked ideas and give them to the pessimists, who would select the most viable notions and finish baking them into full-fledged plans. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the secret of getting optimistic and pessimistic employees to collaborate effectively.
Mental Health Challenges

The Dangers of Mental Health Challenges for Startup Founders (Video and Podcast)

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. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the dangers of mental health challenges for startup founders.
New COVID Strains

Should You Be Worried About the New COVID Strains? (Video and Podcast)

We greatly underestimate the dangers of the new COVID strains due to cognitive biases such as normalcy bias, hyperbolic discounting, and planning fallacy. We need to change our plans drastically to adapt to the new reality. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which answers the question: should you be worried about the new COVID strains?
shopping decisions

Your Friends Influence Your Shopping Decisions More Than You Think (Video and Podcast)

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. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes why your friends influence your shopping decisions more than you think.
Empathy

3 Key Empathy-Based Methods to Uncover the Truth About Your Stakeholders (Video and Podcast)

Using the three social intelligence methods during a stakeholder meeting will help you learn the truth about your stakeholders’ needs, which will empower you to solve their problems and foster stronger relationships with them. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the 3 key empathy-based methods to uncover the truth about your stakeholders.
Stakeholder Engagement

8 Powerful Questions You Need to Ask Before Stakeholder Engagement (Video and Podcast)

Asking the 8 Powerful Questions during a pre-engagement stakeholder assessment will lead to better engagement and stronger relationships with your stakeholders. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes the 8 powerful questions you need to ask before stakeholder engagement.
Social Intelligence

Build Strong Stakeholder Relationships Through These Three Social Intelligence Methods (Video and Podcast)

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. That's the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to build strong stakeholder relationships using 3 social intelligence methods.