Monday, May 10, 2021

“Our ancestors were the paranoid ones who assumed the worst and survived.”
– Dr. Michael Shermer –

Occassionally, I like to highlight our cognitive biases to elevate your awareness of what our brains are doing behind the scenes. Today’s head trip involves proportionality bias, which is the idea that large events must have large causes. (Think conspiracy theories like JFK’s assassination or the first moon landing being faked). Yet this bias can also rear its head in the workplace. To learn more about proportionality bias, Click here for the article How You’ve Been Conditioned to Love Conspiracy Theories… and remember that the truth is out there!

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.