Overcome implicit bias

Overcome implicit bias

The United States (and much of the world) is engaged in a profound re-examination of race, racism and the systemic bias that has largely been deemed “not a big deal” by many white people and experienced as trauma and violence by persons of color. Key to...
Three ways to avoid groupthink

Three ways to avoid groupthink

This week’s guest blogger is Kiana Thomas, Humanergy’s former intern and current young professional. Watching the movie 12 Angry Men, I realized how big a role groupthink plays in decision making, and how important it is to avoid its pitfalls. I have...
The trouble with perspective

The trouble with perspective

Today’s polarized political climate is disturbing to many. We’d like to think our organizations are more unified. We definitely want more civility at work, even when opinions on issues differ. How do you as a leader set a tone that both honors disagreeing...
Will you really do better tomorrow?

Will you really do better tomorrow?

We are big fans of Jono Hey’s sketchplanations. These are small pictures that convey big ideas. This one was painfully familiar. Is it human nature to believe that our future behavior will be better than today’s? Perhaps that’s why we put off...
Strategy and your brain

Strategy and your brain

It might seem that when it comes to strategic thinking, the brain is your ally. Not always. Our brains aren’t always rational, and we are unaware of the extent to which the mind takes shortcuts and makes assumptions. Charles Roxburgh writes about the brain in Hidden...