Leaders who work with me know that I am forever advocating for the practice of Mindfulness, yes, sometimes ad nauseum. We’ve known for some time that great leaders require higher levels of emotional intelligence as they pursue career advancement. What I have learned…
Best Holiday Wishes from the Daymark Group! As we approach the Holiday Season and New Year, many begin to review and reflect on this year while planning and making resolutions for the next. I have often wondered why resolutions fall by the wayside, and how we can…
I’ve been trying to understand what goes on in decision making processes. Why do smart people make seemingly stupid judgments?
Here’s what I’ve discovered from authors Sydney Finkelstein, Jo Whitehead and Andrew Campbell in Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep It From Happening to You (Harvard Business School Press, 2008).
The answers lie within our brains. The brain uses two processes that enable us to cope with complexities:
- Pattern recognition
- Emotional tagging
Both help us make excellent decisions most of the time. But in certain conditions, these processes can mislead us, resulting in poor judgments and bad decisions.