Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval than we have in the past 100 years. It’s not easy to get your mind around the kind of change that will be caused by this rapid technological disruption, but my next guest will help us try. He is Steven Kotler, executive director of the Flow Research Collective and co-author of The Future is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies are Disrupting Business, Industries, and Our Lives.
We make decisions all the time, yet even the smartest and most experienced among us make frequent and predictable errors as a result of all too common cognitive biases. What are some of those biases? And which ones have come into play as government and others make decisions about the COVID 19 pandemic? To find out, it’s a pleasure to have with us, Olivier Sibony, the author of a fascinating new book called You’re About to Make a Terrible Mistake! How Biases Distort Decision-Making and What You Can Do to Fight Them.
Digital technology is changing every aspect of our lives from the way we communicate, eat, shop, learn, date, play, and more. But what about leadership? How is that being transformed? No one has studied this topic in-depth, not until now, and it is presented in a wonderful new book called Leading in the Digital World: How to Foster Creativity, Collaboration, and Inclusivity. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Amit Mukherjee.
There’s been a lot written about values-based businesses, but far less from those who have actually lived it, and not in just one setting but across a wide range of enterprises, with each producing the same exceptional results. One such person is Arthur Blank, Co-Founder of Home Depot, Owner of the Atlanta Falcons among other businesses, and author of a wonderful new book titled Good Company.
Coaches rely far too much on asking open-ended questions, says my next guest. She maintains that reflective inquiry to complement those questions can help provide insights and potential breakthroughs. All this and much more is captured in a fascinating new book called Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Dr. Marcia Reynolds.
How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard, that it moved the people in it forward in some important way? Dialogue is the oldest tool for change we have, but we seem to be getting worse and worse at it. This dilemma and how to address it is captured in a fascinating new book called Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication. And it’s a pleasure to have with us its author, Fred Dust.