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Breaking Bias

WHY LEARNING HOW THE BRAIN WORKS CAN HELP PEOPLE OVERCOME SYSTEMIC BIAS

By Liz Bernier
– Article published in THE HR REPORTER, June 13, 2016.

We all have biases that are so automatic, so ingrained in our thinking that we’re not even aware of them — it’s evolutionary. The good news? This bias is possible to overcome — but not without understanding why the brain works the way it does, according to Carlos Davidovich, vice-president of executive coaching at Optimum Talent in Toronto.

 

NEUROMANAGEMENT, THE MISSING LINK

HR has a vital new resource to build a better workplace

By TRISH MAGUIRE

Thanks to advancements in science and technology, Carlos Davidovich tells us talent managers and leaders have a new science and practice they can be inspired by. It seems the essential missing link into understanding what really drives our motivation, satisfaction and performance has indeed been found — to be exact, neuromanagement or neuroscience for some people.

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?

By KAREN GORSLINE

Biases are not things people like to talk about. For some, bias has a very negative connotation. For others, bias has no place in decision-making because it lacks rational foundation. Yet, we are haunted by these “ghosts,” our biases, and they inform almost every action we take. Like Scrooge in the Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol, we can think of
bias in terms of the past, present and future.

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