Feb 20, 2020
In this week’s episode I welcome Dr. Gleb Tsipursky. We
recorded it on a Friday night without having had a chance to talk
about his topic in great detail before. What attracted me to Gleb's
profile is that he is on a mission to protect leaders from
dangerous judgement errors - widely known as cognitive biases. So
his expertise is around decision making and gut instinct, and
relying on your gut instinct.
An interesting episode where Gleb speaks about his life and
how he came to the US from Moldovia as a child, a country which
seems to be one of the unhappiest in the world. He shares his story
how he started being interested in decision making based on his
personal story, the dot.com
and bust as well as his research.
Gleb argues that our gut feelings haven’t adapted to the
modern world, but still have the instincts from our ’savanna days’.
Therefore, if we rely on our gut feelings, we make the wrong
decisions as they aren’t good decisions in today’s world anymore.
That’s where the cognitive bias comes in too.
In order to make better decisions he suggests to follow a
basic 5 step process:
What Information didn’t I yet fully consider?
What dangerous judgement errors haven’t I yet
What would a trusted advisor suggest I do?
How have I addressed all the ways how it could fail?
What information would you hold to change your mind?
This decision making process should overwrite your gut,
particularly for major decisions. His book goes into more details,
however listen carefully to his examples in the podcast which are
fascinating. It shows how the confidence level changes due to
cognitive bias. It goes in line with how the body mind connection
is helping you to be more positive and confident for instance; we
discuss how Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can or cannot help us to
make better decisions too. It’s important to understand our
instincts and how to connect them to our behaviour.
We conclude on discussing how the CEOs of this world hear from
Gleb about not listening to their gut or their instincts, which
they probably like, yet it goes against latest trends. I hope you
enjoy this conversation as much as I did, as it is a fascinating
and insightful. I loved every minute of our discussion!
If you want to find out more please please contact Gleb on any
of the following channels:
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), a trusted
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