September 22, 2022

Elon Musk recently demanded that all Tesla staff return to office full-time, according to an email sent to executive staff and leaked on social media. Musk said those who don’t want to come to office should “pretend to work somewhere else.” This authoritarian, top-down approach rooted in mistrust and false assumptions goes against best practices. It speaks to an illusion of control that will undermine employee productivity, engagement, innovation, retention, and recruitment at Tesla.     If you enjoy video,... Read more

September 9, 2022

We tend to greatly underestimate the importance and impact of emotions in business and personal settings, a dangerous judgment error called the empathy gap. To address this problem, we need to deploy emotional intelligence, which refers to the skill of understanding and managing your own emotions, and social intelligence, meaning the ability to understand and influence other people’s emotions and relationships.   If you enjoy video, here’s a videocast based on this blog:     And if you like audio,... Read more

September 6, 2022

Gathering active and passive feedback plays a vital role in improving stakeholder membership engagement. Learning to love constructive feedback ensures that leaders can fulfill stakeholder expectations appropriately. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes effective strategies to gain constructive feedback. Video: “Effective Strategies to Gain Constructive Feedback”   Podcast: “Effective Strategies to Gain Constructive Feedback”     Links Mentioned in Videocast and Podcast Here is the article: Effective Strategies to Gain... Read more

September 3, 2022

Organizations must learn to incorporate constructive feedback from stakeholders to survive these turbulent economic times as the world grapples with pandemic-related disruptions. To meet the expectations of their stakeholders, leaders must ensure that they obtain regular feedback from them, since these people make decisions that determine the success of the organization.   If you enjoy video, here’s a videocast based on this blog: And if you like audio, here’s a podcast based on the blog: Or simply read onward!  ... Read more

August 17, 2022

The confirmation bias causes leaders to look for information that confirms their beliefs and reject information that does not. To overcome this dangerous cognitive bias, leaders should test decisions by trying to prove themselves wrong. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how confirmation bias reduces business profits.   Video: “How Confirmation Bias Reduces Business Profits”     Podcast: “How Confirmation Bias Reduces Business Profits”   Links Mentioned in Videocast and... Read more

August 17, 2022

In order to achieve the promise of remote and hybrid diversity, equity, and inclusion, leaders need to address microaggressions in communication and the lack of sponsorship for minorities through training and mentoring programs. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in hybrid and remote teams.   Video: “Remote and Hybrid Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”     Podcast: “Remote and Hybrid Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”... Read more

August 16, 2022

Have you heard about “Dieselgate?” The German car giant Volkswagen acknowledged in September 2015 that it used cheating software to give false readings when i’s VW and Audi cars underwent emission tests.   The revelation shook up the car industry. It led to the resignation of CEO Martin Winterkorn, along with several other top leaders.   Volkswagen’s stock fell more than 40% over the next few days. The overall cost of the scandal to the company has been estimated at... Read more

August 3, 2022

Remote mentoring is a best practice that offers a solution to one of the biggest challenges for hybrid and remote work: on-the-job training and integration of recently-hired staff. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes mentoring for effective integration of junior employees in hybrid and remote teams. Video: “Mentoring for Effective Integration of Junior Employees”     Podcast: “Mentoring for Effective Integration of Junior Employees”   Links Mentioned in Videocast and... Read more

July 27, 2022

The monumental battle over fully remote work is heating up this summer as more traditionalist business leaders are demanding that their employees come to the office much or all of the time. If you enjoy video, here’s a videocast based on this blog:   And if you like audio, here’s a podcast based on the blog:   Or simply read onward!   Google maps workers, asked to come back to the office full-time recently, fought back with a petition and... Read more

July 22, 2022

Future-proofing allows organizations to plan countermeasures and allocate resources for possible problems ahead of time, helping leaders avoid cognitive biases. That’s the key take-away message of this episode of the Wise Decision Maker Show, which describes how to future-proof your leadership. Video: “How to Future-Proof Your Leadership”   Podcast: “How to Future-Proof Your Leadership”     Links Mentioned in Videocast and Podcast Here is the article: How to Future-Proof Your Leadership The book Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering... Read more


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