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Don’t let fake expertise run the show

John Maclean

To improve your decision making, become aware of the shortcuts our brains take when deciding who to listen to.

Who will be heard at your next meeting? The answer has huge implications not only for decision making, but also for diversity and inclusion. Unfortunately, personal influence tends to be determined by factors such as extroversion rather than expertise. Writing for Strategy+Business, Khalil Smith asks why we’re so habitually and mistakenly deferential, and recommends ways to prevent that from happening.


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Source Article: Why Our Brains Fall For False Expertise, And How To Stop It
Author(s): Khalil Smith
Publisher: Strategy+Business