Cutting Edge Conversation: Understanding and Overcoming Decision Making Biases

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Cameron Village Library
  • 6


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We will explore why leaders and executives make poor choices that lead to trouble. Usually, observers are of the opinion that bad decisions occur due to lack of experience or lack of competency or lack of intelligence. In most cases, bad decisions are not made due to the aforementioned factors. Most people are prone to decision biases that form the basis of certain systematic blunders when making choices. When people understand preferences, they are likely to become aware of using biases during decision-making. Once people are aware of biases, they can implement tools like reframing of the situation to behave differently and make right decisions.

Learning Objectives of conversation is to help coaches:

  • Understand decision biases, like overconfidence and sunk cost effect biases.
  • Recognize when clients are making decisions motivated by biases.
  • Create awareness for their clients about decision-making traps.
  • Co-create actions with their clients to avoid decision-making traps.
  • Help clients discover strategies and tactics to behave differently to improve decision making.
  • Help clients set goals with regards to recognizing and overcoming decision-making biases.
Facilitator: Divya Parekh, PCC

Divya Parekh is an international business relationship and leadership coach and speaker.  Divya helps leaders, achievers, and entrepreneurs coaching them to uncover their hidden motivators that allow them to achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals with laser focus and unstoppable confidence. She has co-authored an Amazon best-seller The Voyage to Your Vision. In addition, she has authored books on topics like Stress Management, Mindfulness Mastery, Leadership and Influence, and Emotional Intelligence.

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Attendance limited to 25.

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