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Apr 22, 2020

In episode 407 of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, we are back with our Wednesday segment where I chat with psychologists, therapists, neuroscientists and other experts on the science of personal growth. The month of April will focus on how to protect yourself from dangerous judgments and features Behavioral Economist & Cognitive Neuroscientist, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky.

This episode is about how to avoid confirmation bias and how to get others to do the same at work.  You'll hear him talk about what confirmation bias is (hint: it's about looking for info to support our beliefs but not ones that don't), why focus groups are not good ways to evaluate a product, how 23% of CEOs got fired for denying reality and only picking evidence that felt good about their own leadership rather than look at external evidence, how to get enough data and research to prove things will work or not without overthinking it, 5 questions to ask to avoid confirmation bias: (1)For (2)Against (3)How could it work (4)How could it fail (5)How long will you wait if it's not working, how to keep a balance so you're not overthinking and how to get people on the same page at work including the steps on how to talk to people: Emotions, Goals, Rapport, Information (facts) and Positive reinforcement.