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Try B.I.A.S. to Stop Bias.

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I’ve been teaching awareness of biases as a part of my leadership programs and coaching. There are more than 150 identified unconscious biases that are common. This number makes the task of acknowledging them and then addressing them a big one. These biases influence decisions that are made at all levels in organizations. 

A few of these unconscious biases that directly impact the workplace include:  

Affinity bias: The tendency to warm up to people like ourselves. ...

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Leadership Lesson Learned from Enzo, the Dog

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Here’s why I will be a good person. Because I listen. I cannot speak, so I listen very well. I never interrupt; I never deflect the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of one another’s conversations constantly. It’s like having a passenger in your car who suddenly grabs the steering wheel and turns you down a side street.

For instance, if we met at a party and I wanted to tell you a story about the...

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Let’s Talk About the Value of Values

I value words.

I think they are important and because of this I am always looking up the meaning of them in the dictionary or looking for the right word to use in the thesaurus and here’s what I found about the word value:

noun: value; plural noun: values

1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. "your support is of great value"

synonyms:

worth, usefulness, advantage, benefit, gain, profit, good, help, merit, helpfulness, avail; More ...

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Let’s Talk About the Value of Values

Presley Quote on Values

I value words. I think they are important and because of this I am always looking up the meaning of them in the dictionary or looking for the right word to use in the thesaurus and here’s what I found about the word value:

noun: value; plural noun: values

  1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. "your support is of great value"

Synonyms:

worth, usefulness, advantage, benefit, gain, profit, good, help, merit, helpfulness, ...

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