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The Number One Neuroscience Game-Changing Tool All Leaders Need For The New Year

Who do you work with that just drives you bonkers? Do you wish there was a way to wave a magic wand and instantly remove the immediate irritation, angst and frustration you associate with them?<p>While I don’t have a magic wand, thanks to neuroscience, I do have a practical tool that you can start …

Stanford University

Do You Employ the 10th Man Rule?

<i>Image courtesy of dullhunk</i><p><b>When it’s decision-making time, is there someone on your team who always plays devil’s advocate?</b><p>And how do you view that …

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Introduction to Next-Generation Incident Command System

Incident Command & Mass Casualty Incidents for EMS Providers Lecture

How To Remove the Emotion from Decision-Making

Before you're faced with a choice that will affect your company's fortunes, it's important to have a system of predetermined rules and outside opinions in place.<p>It is lonely at the top, especially when you have a big decision to make. But as a leader, making a decision by yourself only makes it …

How To Increase Your Decision-Making Space

There are 46,900,000 definitions of leadership according to the oracle known as Google. While leadership connotes different meanings to different people, the act of leading universally entails one common element to all: decision-making.<p>Making difficult decisions is one aspect that separates strong …

Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It)

Einstein is quoted as having said that if he had one hour to save the world he would spend <i>fifty-five minutes defining the problem and only five</i> …

Are we in control of our own decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes …

What is Groupthink

Moorhead, G., Neck, C.P. & West, M.S. (1998) The tendency toward defective decision<p>making within self-managing teams: The relevance of groupthink for …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

Fooled by Experience

We rely on the weight of experience to make judgments and decisions. We interpret the past—what we’ve seen and what we’ve been told—to chart a course for the future, secure in the wisdom of our insights. After all, didn’t our ability to make sense of what we’ve been through get us where we are now? …

The Myth Of Rational Decision-Making

According to researchers, emotions rule our decision-making so strongly that cloudy days can affect stock market performance.<p>If you’ve ever felt your emotions strongly triggered while trying to make an important decision, you know how powerful they can be, often clouding our judgment and leading us …

Why we shouldn’t always get along

A bit of disharmony can be very fruitful in a decision-making group. If we are to achieve innovation and disruption, then sometimes we first need …

8 Mistakes Our Brains Subconsciously Make Every Day

I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible decisions.<p>Being aware of the mistakes we …

Critical Thinking

The Neuroscience of Decision Making Explained in 30 Seconds

Is it possible to explain the neuroscience of decision making in 30 seconds? I had a go as one of my contributions to a new book called <i>30-Second …

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

Every year, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works or the best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on …

'Swarm Intelligence' Research Links Conflict To Better Decision-Making

What can humans learn from meerkats? More than you might imagine.<p>A provocative new study shows that, among meerkats and other social animals, conflict yields better decisions about shared goals, such as foraging and avoiding predators. And the researchers behind the study -- in which existing …

When Crisis Strikes Your Business: Throw Away the Manual

Trees were down, power was out, flooding was widespread, and high winds signaled more damage on the way. So I threw a chainsaw into my car and started driving to the office. With a backup generator, we had the only lights on for miles. We were in the final stages of an acquisition, with 48 hours …

Don’t fall into these Leadership traps in 2015

<b>3) The “Superman” Trap</b> includes making all of the decisions solo<b>,</b> ignoring feedback you don't like and becoming isolated.<p>Letting your ego get ahead …

Leadership

7 Reasons Why Some People Are Great Leaders

According to American scholar Warren Bennis, leadership can be defined as “the capacity to translate vision into reality”. There have been numerous …

12 Leadership Lessons From Special Operations To Apply For The New Year

After spending 13 years as a Navy SEAL, I learned a couple things about leadership from my own mistakes and others’; about what to do, what not to do, and how to squeeze out another ounce of value when you think you’re tapped.<p>Since no December blog post is complete without a full year-in-review …

List of cognitive biases

Cognitive biases are systematic patterns of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral …

How Cognitive Biases Influence How You Think and Act

A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that affects the decisions and judgments that people make. Some of these biases are related to …