How Biases Sabotage Your Best Decisions

April 19, 2017

Presented by a collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and our academic partner, Texas Executive Education


The human intellect is extremely powerful and capable. But our minds have evolved with biases that work against good judgment and decision-making. Anchoring. Recency bias. Hindsight bias. Cognitive psychologists have identified dozens of biases that can sabotage our decisions and need to be respected.

This webinar, presented by Carl Spetzler and Arthur Markman – both experts in decision-making under conditions of uncertainty and complexity – addresses the multiple dimensions of decision-making, including the common biases often resulting from various cultural and emotional beliefs.

Carl Spetzler
Carl Spetzler has helped top business leaders over 40 years to create innovative new strategies that deal with the complexities of uncertainty and risk over long time horizons. CEO and Chairman of Strategic Decisions Group, he is the lead author of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016).

Art Markman
Art Markman is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and serves as director of the school's program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. He has published numerous works on topics in higher-level thinking including decision making and creativity. He is on the editorial board of Cognitive Psychology and is the author of multiple books including Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done (Penguin, 2012).

This webinar is brought to you by a collaboration with SDG's academic partner, Texas Executive Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1955, Texas Executive Education has been providing businesses and professionals with the resources to lead, think strategically and manage change through its innovative, interactive and impactful programs.

Texas Executive Education is SDG's university partner in the Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program, a post-graduate curriculum for mid-career professionals that combines the academic and research depth of UT Austin's McCombs School of Business with SDG's real-world consulting experience. For more information on earning a certificate, visit SDRM at Texas Executive Education.


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