Episode 13: Richard E. Nisbett – Mindware
Are our choices really our own? Richard Nisbett, author Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking, reveals the invisible hand guiding our every move. Learn how your leadership decisions might be easily manipulated by the things around you–and what you can do about it.
- “We’re so readily pushed around by trivial-seeming things, things we don’t even notice consciously.”
- “The half-hour (job) interview…is virtually worthless as a predictor of behavior in almost any role.”
- “We have to take huge risks to be the people we want to be.”
Book: Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking
Bio: Richard Nisbett is a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan and one of the world’s most respected psychologists. He has been awarded the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychology Association, the William James Fellow Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievements, and the Donald T. Campbell Award for Distinguished Research in Social Psychology, among others. His books have won multiple awards and been translated into more than ten languages.
Peter Bregman is CEO of Bregman Partners, a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations through programs (including the Bregman Leadership Intensive), coaching, and as a consultant to CEOs and their leadership teams. Best-selling author of 18 Minutes, his most recent book is Four Seconds. To receive an email when he posts, click here.