Should You Trust Your Gut? Leadership Myths Busted for IT Professionals
When should IT professionals trust their guts and when should they avoid doing so in avoiding and managing risks? Our intuitions are adapted for the savanna environment, not decision-making in modern leadership contexts, and because of our evolutionary heritage, the human mind is wired to make poor decisions when assessing threats and opportunities. Fortunately, cutting-edge research has shown innovative strategies that help us make decisions in ways that optimize risk management. Pioneering leaders have been integrating this research into their decision-making processes on avoiding threats and seizing opportunities. This presentation offers case studies and best practices from these pioneering leaders and provides clear take-aways to help you as an IT professional manage risks successfully, busting leadership myths and facilitating your leadership success.
• Identify where and when typical leadership advice is helpful and where and when it is not for IT professionals
• Understand why and when our gut reactions are a poor fit for leadership contexts, and when our gut reactions serve us well in IT risk management contexts
• Discover how problematic mental patterns (called cognitive biases) lead to leadership disasters, and how IT professionals can avoid such problems
• Learn the groundbreaking research on best leadership practices that busts leadership myths for IT professionals
• Develop a plan to integrate these practices into your leadership toolkit as an IT professional and teach them to others in your organization
Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has over 20 years of experience dramatically empowering technology leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters via consulting, coaching, speaking, and training on addressing potential threats, maximizing unexpected opportunities, and resolving persistent personnel problems. He serves as the CEO of the boutique consulting, coaching, and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, whose clients range from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size businesses and nonprofits. Dr. Tsipursky authored the national bestseller on avoiding disasters in business and other life areas, The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, and his Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters is forthcoming with Career Press in November 2019.
Dr. Tsipursky’s cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 400 articles he published and over 350 interviews he gave to popular venues that include Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, Inc. Magazine, and many others. Dr. Tsipursky also has a strong research and teaching background in behavioral economics and neuroscience with over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University, with dozens of peer-reviewed academic publications. A highly in-demand international speaker, Dr. Tsipursky has over two decades of professional speaking experience across North America, Europe, and Australia, gets top marks from audiences, and has many speaking videos. He lives in Columbus, OH, and to avoid disaster in his personal life makes sure to spend ample time with his wife.
Contact him at Gleb[at]DisasterAvoidanceExperts[dot]com, follow him on Twitter @gleb_tsipursky, Instagram @dr_gleb_tsipursky, Facebook, YouTube, RSS, and LinkedIn. Most importantly, help yourself avoid disasters and maximize success, and get a free copy of the Assessment on Dangerous Judgment Errors in the Workplace, by signing up for his free Wise Decision Maker Course