Bias & Decision Making

We all have bias…it is how our brain is wired.  Once you accept this, the next step is to become conscious about your biases.  Then you can examine them and assess if they are helping or getting in the way of what you intend to accomplish.  A nice short video interview with Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Laureate, as he describes common decision making errors – i.e., unchecked bias!

http://www.inc.com/daniel-kahneman/idea-lab-thinking-fast-and-slow.html

The Rise of Executive Feminism

The Rise of Executive Feminism

Williams and Dempsey propose we are “in the midst of a powerful new feminist movement…and the backlash has already begun”.  Are we on a new frontier of feminism?

Over the last two years I’ve asked myself and the executives I work with:  What is needed to create environments where all people feel included and valued?

Take a look at Williams’ and Dempsey’s blog…what do you think?

The Scarecrow

A lovely example of great storytelling. I am also glad to learn that this company is not owned by McDonalds.  When they first opened a friend cautioned me “don’t eat there, it is owned by them”.  Alas, he was misinformed.

Courage

You only have to be courageous for twenty seconds.

Stop. Notice. Decide to do something.

How will you engage, move towards or away from the question and the people?

The courageous act is to decide and do something.

To do nothing is a decision but I don’t think it is an act of courage.

“You can’t be neutral on a moving train” – Noam Chomsky