Webinar: Should You Trust Your Gut? Leadership Myths Busted for Technology Professionals
Presenters: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
Date Recorded: 7 February 2019
You probably heard advice for technology leaders to go with their guts, stick to their guns, and be confident. Unfortunately, behavioral economics studies show that following these typical pieces of advice – and many similar ones – often leads to disastrous consequences, since our gut reactions and intuitions are adapted for the savanna environment, not decision-making in modern technology leadership contexts. Groundbreaking research on best technology leadership practices forms the basis for this presentation, which busts leadership myths and offers clear take-aways to facilitate your leadership success.
- Identify where and when typical technology leadership advice is helpful and where and when it is not
- Understand why and when our gut reactions are a poor fit for technology leadership contexts, and when our gut reactions serve us well
- Discover how problematic mental patterns (called cognitive biases) lead to technology leadership disasters
- Learn the groundbreaking research on best technology leadership practices that busts leadership myths
- Develop a plan to integrate these practices into your technology leadership toolkit and teach them to other leaders in your organization
About the Speaker
Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has over 20 years of experience dramatically empowering leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters by addressing potential threats, maximize unexpected opportunities, and resolve persistent personnel problems through consulting, coaching, and speaking. He serves as the CEO of the boutique consulting firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, whose clients range from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size businesses and nonprofits. The author of the national bestseller on avoiding disasters, The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, his 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. He lives in Columbus, OH, and to avoid disaster in his personal life makes sure to spend ample time with his wife. His website is DisasterAvoidanceExperts.com and his email firstname.lastname@example.org.