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Category Archives: Cognitive biases
There’s nothing wrong with creating "worst-case" scenarios – as long as you don’t attach negative feelings to those scenarios.
When I first heard this statement during a leadership seminar, I somehow knew it was very important and would have far-reaching implications. At that time I preferred to ponder on it later and just noted it down. And since then … Continue reading
Falling prey to “False Consensus Effect”: Are you normalizing your success?
In a study published 10 years ago Cornell University psychologists David Dunning and Justin Krueger (now at NYU) demonstrated an interesting relationship between competence and self-confidence. Their findings showed that incompetent people were also unaware of their incompetence and tended … Continue reading
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Confirmation bias ~ how it can make it or break it for you…
Last week I was telling my students how they would end up finding my course interesting or boring depending on their initial expectations of it. We all have a tendency to look for evidence that confirms our expectations or beliefs … Continue reading