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True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership
D BIO. Unconscious bias is a biological mechanism deep in our minds that causes us to prefer those that are like us. Existing out of our conscious awareness, it can have adverse effects on hiring, performance management, succession planning, and diversity initiatives. This talk will discuss the origins and meaning of unconscious bias, consider its implications, and discuss ways to manage. This article was recently published in HR. These initiatives are competency-based with an application focus.
Answer: An understanding that the biggest ideas spring forth from a series of small discoveries, reworked to achieve a great result. Based on extensive research, including over interviews with successful creators and innovators, Sims demonstrates that the kind of linear problem-solving and fear of failure we were conditioned to embrace actively thwarts creativity. Rather, through a process of trying and failing in incremental ways, they gain critical information as they go from one small, experimental step to the next — which eventually lead to extraordinary breakthroughs. We can learn to think and work like those we think of as geniuses — failing fast to learn quickly, trying imperfect ideas, focusing on finding problems rather than solving them, and practicing highly immersed observation—to turn our own little bets into big successes. Themes include: overcoming life crucibles and setbacks, clarifying personal values and motivations, developing effective support structures, using your life story to motivate and inspire others, approaches for staying grounded, and personal leadership development plans.
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