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The inner workings of the executive brain

The inner workings of the executive brain | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
New research shows that the best business minds make decisions very differently than we thought.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, April 29, 2014 11:35 AM

Most of us assume that when we try to solve problems, we're drawing on the logical parts of our brains. But, in fact, great strategists seem to draw on the emotional and intuitive parts of their brain much more.

Pierre Gauthier's curator insight, April 29, 2014 5:33 PM

This is an excellent summary of research on problem - solving and the brain.  Huge implications for all leaders.  And the role of attention control is undeniable. A good read. 

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, June 24, 2014 4:06 PM

Good WSJ article on leadership and decision-making: "Take much of what you know about how  executives make decisions. Now, forget it." New brain research shows most of what we thought we know about executive decision making is wrong

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The Confirmation Bias: Why It’s Hard to Change Your Mind

The Confirmation Bias: Why It’s Hard to Change Your Mind | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
People search for information that confirms their view of the world and ignore what doesn’t fit.

Via Philippe Vallat, Les Howard
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John Michel's curator insight, June 5, 2013 4:10 PM

Trying to be just a little bit more open is part of the challenge that the confirmation bias sets us. Can we entertain those doubts for just a little longer? Can we even let the facts sway us and perform that most fantastical of feats: changing our minds?