Failing to plan for problems is planning to fail.
Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases, which devastate bottom lines and bring down high-flying careers. His expertise and passion is developing the most effective and profitable decision-making strategies, based on pragmatic business experience and cutting-edge behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience, to empower leaders to avoid business disasters and maximize their bottom lines.
A best-selling author, he wrote he wrote Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (2019), The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide (2017), and The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (2020). Dr. Tsipursky’s cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 400 articles and 350 interviews in Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Business Insider, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Government Executive, Inc. Magazine, and elsewhere.
Questions Holly explores with Dr. Tsipursky:
- How can we navigate decisions from a place of higher awareness during this time?
- How does resilience pertain to the current situations?
- What are the six issues to think about during transition times?
- What are some tips for navigating awkward?
Decisions are 80-90% driven by emotions. Going by gut responses, or the fight or flight responses, do not serve appropriately in today’s world. With the situation today, the world situation of Coronaviras and Covid-19, people’s responses are not built to deal with this situation appropriately. People are still functioning in emergency mode and need to adjust to a new “abnormal.”
Dr. Tsipursky’s business was deeply impacted during this challenging time. As a speaker and trainer, all of his events around his book tour were cancelled. His father also contracted Covid-19! His mother, having medical training, was able to keep him from going to the hospital.
With so many layers of crisis occurring right now, people may believe they are better at communicating than they are. We all operating through different lenses. It’s important to ask oneself, What kind of values and information does the other person have? What kind of filters are they operating with? How can your communication fail? How can you address the ways they can fail? With the advent of virtual communications there are many different aspects that need to be addressed and being aware of body language and other aspects of how one comes off on video.
His daily mindfulness practice mornings include yoga, John Cabbot Zen school of evidence-based meditation which have been evaluated by academic research and in the afternoon he does Zazen empty mind meditation.
See more of Dr. Gleb’s work at https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/ and read his book Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Also follow him on social media: Twitter: @Gleb_Tsipursky
Remember, Mindful Matters and So Do YOU!
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