For you to achieve outstanding diversity & inclusion results requires strong social intelligence, the ability to evaluate and influence other people’s social interactions. Our evolutionary background has resulted in unconscious bias and other problematic mental patterns (called cognitive biases) that leads to tribal behaviors, undermining D&I initiatives. To deal with tribalism, pioneering organizations are applying social intelligence-based strategies to address the cognitive biases that result in tribalism and undercut D&I. This presentation offers case studies from these pioneering organizations and provides clear take-aways to help you achieve outstanding D&I results.
Despite a commitment by organizational leaders to outstanding D&I efforts, very few organizations actually achieve excellence in this area. Why? Cutting-edge research in behavioral economics and neuroscience on social intelligence suggests this gap between aspiration and reality stems from lacking a true grasp of the underlying problems in human mental patterns that undermine D&I efforts. This training provides the knowledge you need not only to understand why D&I efforts usually fail to achieve their goals, along with best practices from pioneering organizations that have incorporated social intelligence-based strategies into their practices.
Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky has over 20 years of experience empowering professionals and organizations to avoid business disasters by addressing potential threats, maximize unexpected opportunities, and resolve persistent personnel problems. The author of the national bestseller on avoiding disasters, The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, Gleb also published over 400 articles and was featured in over 350 interviews, including in Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, Inc. Magazine, and many other venues. Gleb serves as the CEO of the boutique consulting firm Disaster Avoidance Experts, which uses a proprietary methodology based on cutting-edge research to help clients maximize their bottom line. He also has a strong research and teaching background in behavioral science with over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University.