#39 Progress in Cycles, Not Productivity in Lines
In our lives and work we are simultaneously taking actions in pursuit of our goals, and seeking to adapt in response to what we learn along the way. Two cycles — action and reaction — are at the hear
Diversity: A Culture, Not A Cult
Working with people who think differently may be hard, but it’s the fastest way to learn to think differently yourself. In an accelerating world, that might be the key mechanism to adaptability, now a
How Diversity Works
Diversity has significant benefits, like higher group performance and greater innovation in companies that embrace it. But why? And why is it so hard to accomplish?
Getting Diversity Right: Start At The Beginning
Many organizations seek to build a more diverse workforce since diversity has been shown to have many tangible benefits. And that needs to start with changing how hiring is done.
More than a Soft Landing: a Turning Point in Business
The U.S. economy has sidestepped a recession. How? Is this a major shift in the global economy, and if so, what will be the outcome for business?
Strategic Decision-Making: The Decision Itself
Are those proposing a strategic decision too optimistic? Are they in love with a recommended course of action? Is their worst-case bad enough? Or are they too cautious?
A Checklist For Strategic Decision-Making
The intuitive mind wants to cut corners, so we need to stick to a checklist created by the reflective mind to uncover the cognitive biases that cloud our judgment.
Getting Strategic About Decision-Making
We have to back up far enough to gain a perspective on how cognitive biases impede good decision-making, without well-designed processes to counter them.
Decision-Making: Autonomy versus Speed
Deciding how to make decisions may be the most important decision of all. And remember, fast decisions are more likely to be catastrophic. Here’s how to slow down to go fast safely.