“The Secrets to Avoiding Disaster for Leaders: A Science-Based Guide to Successful Decision-Making”
“Don’t Go With Your Gut in Hiring and Assessment”
Making successful hires and assessments requires avoiding going with your gut, according to recent behavioral science research in decision-making and emotional and social intelligence. Studies find that going with one’s intuition often results in systemic errors that undermine diversity and inclusion, lead to poor workplace outcomes, and cause legal challenges. This presentation provides research-based strategies for making the most successful hiring and assessment decisions while avoiding lawsuits and facilitating diversity and inclusion, and provides audience members with free access to a web-based decision-making tool that encodes such strategies and maximizes transparency and fairness.
Leverage behavioral science-based strategies to make most successful hires and assessments
Align hiring and assessments with the strategic goals of your organization
Learn to use a free web-based tool to guide hiring and assessments throughout your organization
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My primary vocation is helping people, organizations, and our society as a whole use science-based decision-making and emotional and social intelligence to AVOID DISASTER.
At their root, disasters stem from poor decisions, which in turn often stem from bad information. People make bad decisions in their everyday lives, which results in them losing money, time, relationships, health, and happiness. People make bad decisions in their workplace that results in their organizations losing money and time, as well as harming the organization’s reputation and employee morale. People make bad decisions in their political spheres, often due to deceptive information from politicians, leading to fundamental challenges and dangerous risks, including catastrophic and existential ones, for our society. The 2016 election cycle led me to make a major life decision to orient my civic engagement toward popularizing rational thinking in public life.
These bad decisions come from faulty wiring in our brains that causes flawed thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns – what the scientific literature calls cognitive biases. Much of our bad decision-making comes from failing to understand the role of emotions in making decisions, which is where research on emotional and social intelligence is invaluable to address the gap. Fortunately, recent scholarship shows we can address these problems by using strategiesdiscovered by scholars in psychology, behavioral economics, and cognitive neuroscience. Unfortunately, much of this research is trapped in dry academic papers in journals read only by other academics.
To me, this situation is intolerable. It is appalling to see these resources that can address the worst problems faced by individuals, organizations, and our whole society be accessible to so few. My knowledge of this situation comes from myself being a scholar specializing in decision-making science, emotional and social intelligence, and related topics. I published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in academic venues, as well as a couple of books. Currently, I serve as an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in the History of Behavioral Sciences and am a member of the Decision Sciences Collaborative there.
As such, I have the knowledge required to translate and popularize these research-based strategies to a broad audience. I have decided that this is the most worthwhile goal for my life. To do so, I have shifted away from writing books and articles oriented toward other academics, and have oriented toward spreading these ideas through a number of avenues, including consulting, coaching, speaking, and training for mid-size and large organizations, as well as public activism and social entrepreneurship.
Written feedback from Eleanor Meekins, MSA, CPC, CIR, ACIR, CSSR, CDR Program/Education Director Affiliate Member, who organized a training I provided to the International Coaches Federation Columbus Chapter on “Help Clients Avoid Disasters Through Science-Based Decision-Making”
“Dr. Gleb Tsipursky presented “Help Clients Avoid Disasters Through Science-Based Decision-Making” to the International Coaches Federation of Columbus. He responded to every request I made for documents, etc., immediately. His presentation style is warm and engaging. His presentation and slides were excellent. Even the most senior coaches (25+ years coaching experience) were really surprised and impressed with the information he gave us. Several want to see him again, and some even want an all day training session! He is a snap to work with, has very interesting scientific information, and is a delightful presenter. I highly recommend him!”
Written feedback from Dan Sharpe, who serves as the Executive Vice President of The Columbus Foundation, who organized a training I provided on “Avoiding Nonprofit Disasters Through Decision-Making Science”
“Our community leaders benefited from Dr. Tsipursky’s expertise, presentation, and insights during a Columbus Foundation Nonprofit Forum. We collaborated to bring a “Science of Decision Making” presentation to the central Ohio nonprofit community. The content was delivered in a digestible way that covered high-level theory, while also providing tactics and tools that could be immediately implemented. The audience had very positive feedback, and I was pleased to be able to offer the content, and expertise to the sector.”
Written feedback from Diane Wingerter, Author, Speaker, and Consultant, founder of TradeShow Doctor, who organized a training I provided to the Leadership Team of Synergy National on “Cultivating Socially Intelligent Organizations.”
“The entire Leadership Team of Synergy National was very impressed with your presentation. Your remarks and insights were excellent and set the tone for a meaningful and productive meeting. As a result, we were ‘working from’ from a common foundation and mindset and I feel that we accomplished more during our Leadership Retreat than we would have, if you had not presented your material. So, for that…..our sincere gratitude and appreciation!”
Written feedback from Susan Lear, President/CEO, GLA Employee Assistance Provider, who organized a training I provided to the National Association of Women Business Owners Columbus Chapter on “How Women Leaders Can Avoid Disasters Through Science-Based Decision-Making”
“Gleb presented to members of the National Association of Women Business Owners. He spoke to us about common pitfalls of decision making and how we may avoid them. His interactive presentation provided many takeaways, even for the solopreneur and microbusiness owner. Of particular note was Gleb’s depth of knowledge as evidenced by how thoughtfully he tailored his message to an audience of female leaders.”
Written feedback from Peggy Wibble, MHRM, SPHR, Organization Effectiveness Expert and Leadership Coach, who organized a training I provided to the Capital City Organization Development Network on “Help Clients Avoid Disasters Through Science-Based Decision-Making”
“Gleb applies the discipline of his research to the practical tools he has crafted for effective decision-making. CCODN benefited greatly from his expertise, as well as his clear, thought-provoking and interactive facilitation. He is both learned and passionate — well positioned to enlighten and guide organizations to growing their effective decision-making capacity. We are glad he is part of our learning community.”
Written feedback from Teresa Trost, Executive Director of Community Shares of Mid Ohio, on a training I provided on “Avoiding Nonprofit Disasters Through Decision-Making Science”
“I just wanted to say thank you for a great session. I will never approach decision making the same again. You gave me some wonderful insights on cognitive biases and how they influence our decisions. I plan to use your premortem process with my team, and our board. I am also eager to do more research on cognitive biases. Very interesting. Thank you again for valuable education that will support my work.”
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With nearly two decades of professional speaking experience from 1999, I frequently give speeches for various organizations, associations, conferences, and civic groups on effective decision-making, emotional and social intelligence, and other topics. My speaking expertise draws not simply on my extensive experience, but also on my in-depth education in adult learning techniques. My presentations thus connect my content matter with the audience’s knowledge and life experience, encourage self-directed and peer-to-peer collaborative learning, and make the topic highly relevant and practical.