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The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

Is that so? I see it differently.

Is that so? I see it differently.

Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours.

Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases?

Get professional help – from team members

Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Look again at the list of biases in the article from Strategy and Business. If you try to control for all these mental influencers every time you try to form an opinion to share, you would never contribute anything to workplace discussions. To best control for your own biases during any analytic, evaluative or judgmental process, remind yourself that these subconscious influencers exist, and cannot be ignored.

A simple approach is to always acknowledge that biases are at work. Go ahead and share your thoughts, with two key phrases always bookending your comments:

“The way I see it…” and “What do you think?”

The first is the preface to your opinion, which clearly labels it as yours rather than universal. The second phrase comes after you have finished speaking. It provides permission for others to challenge your perspective from their perspective. Objectivity must be sought in the intersection of these opinions.

How may we help team CTAThe danger here lurks in the risk of groupthink and the over-influence of loudmouths. A leader must guard against introverts being dragged along a particular path by extroverts, as the best cure for bias is collective discussion, and the evenhanded valuation of every opinion shared.

The authors of the Strategy+Business article summed up their perspective this way:

Bias is universal. There is a general human predisposition to make fast and efficient judgments, and you are just as susceptible to this as anyone else. If you believe you are less biased than other people, that’s probably a sign that you are more biased than you realize.

It is difficult to manage for bias in the moment you’re making a decision. You need to design practices and processes in advance. Consciously identify situations in which more deliberative thought and strategies would be helpful, and then set up the necessary conversations and other mechanisms for mitigating bias.

Place a premium on cognitive effort over intuition or gut instinct when designing bias-countering processes and practices.

Individual cognitive effort is not enough. You have to cultivate an organization-wide culture in which people continually remind one another that the brain’s default setting is egocentric, that they will sometimes get stuck in a belief that their experience and perception of reality is the only objective truth. Better decisions will come from stepping back to seek out a wider variety of perspectives and views.

 

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[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

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[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How Well Do You Grow Future Leaders?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Challenge Negative Mindsets When Pursuing New Ideas

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

A Fresh Start on Performance Reviews: Alere Sets a Great Example

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Generation Xers are Today’s Leaders – Invest in Them

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How Can Your Words Build or Break Trust With Co-Workers?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

The Lemonade of Employee Turnover

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Google Survey Connects Workplace Flexibility to Morale – No Surprise There!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

You Will Not Engage Every Employee – Nor Should You

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Be Great to Work With

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

We Love the Energizing Month of May

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Happy Independence Day

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Starts with Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership in Public Management

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Time to Rehire Yourself?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Of Lollipops and Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Leadership: It all starts with you

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Meetings That Rock!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="184"]Is that so? I see it differently. Is that so? I see it differently.[/caption] Unbiased opinions do not exist. As a leader, you seek objectivity in decision-making, but each person brings a stew of biases to every thought process. You can strive for objectivity by remaining vigilant against these internal biases, but they always impact your thinking. “Looking at the problem objectively” really means that you are looking at it from your perspective given what you know (or worse, assume) about the problem. Other team members will have other, reasonably objective perspectives that may not line up with yours. Controlling for bias is hard, not least because there could be 150 different biases at work (see a list of the 23 most common in this Strategy+Business article). How then, to achieve sound decisions that minimize the influence of everyone’s biases? Get professional help – from team members Your brain is a jumble of biases built on past experience or communal teachings. To keep these inherent biases from becoming a barrier to sound decision-making, you as a leader have to embed a habit within your team of having perspectives challenged. (I have always called this the “pursuit of truth,” which can also be defined as having a bias towards learning, and for challenging assumptions.)

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