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Now displaying: October, 2018
Oct 23, 2018

In this episode, we are joined by author and social scientist, Dolly Chugh, to discuss her book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, which studies how implicit bias and unintentional ethical behavior affects our everyday decision making. Dolly is a Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University, has won several awards for excellence in teaching and ethics, and is a monthly columnist for Forbes.com.

  • Why our brains are biased, and the ways in which we can begin to recognize our own conscious and unconscious biases
  • Why confirmation bias can hinder the success of a recruiting the best potential talent in the workplace
  • How we can learn to recognize and use our own privileges to challenge and help change other people’s biases

Key Takeaways and Learnings

  • The growth mindset: why seeing ourselves as a ‘work in progress’ can help us to learn from other perspectives
  • Conscious and unconscious biases: why affinities and associations with our personal identity can lead us to make less successful decisions
  • The business benefits that come from bringing in different perspectives to core business processes, including higher levels of innovation, increased creativity, improved employee retention and recruiting success

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Oct 9, 2018

In this episode, we are joined by Steven MacGregor, who is the founder and CEO of The Leadership Academy of Barcelona and author of Sustaining Executive Performance and his latest book is Chief Wellbeing Officer, in which he discusses the importance of maintaining positive mental health in the workplace. Steven is also an academic specializing in executive education and has taught at Stanford University, IMD at Lausanne, and CIBS in Shanghai.

  • Why Steven believes that positive mental health and humanity will help us to thrive in the future world of work .
  • How not to be over busy, and the benefits of slowing down in the workplace.
  • Why Steven believes we should focus on the small picture, and how to quickly learn new and automatic habits.

Key Takeaways and Learnings

  • Ambiguity: why being flexible, employing different solutions and the ability to pivot is an essential skill set for successful senior executives.
  • Small gains: how multiple improvements, however small, can have a big impact on results.
  • Mindfulness and well being: how taking care of your mental health can help lead you become a top performer.
  • Agility: how movement can help to boost innovation and allow us to learn fresh perspectives.
  • Nudges: how to take back your worries and feel healthier by hacking your social and environment rituals.

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