Think Critically About the Wisdom of Experts

Expert analysis informs almost all of the decisions we make as leaders and managers, as well as in our everyday lives.  For instance, we can’t see red blood cells, but we trust scientists who say we have them and doctors who order blood tests to count them.  We suspect that cognitive biases affect our choices, not because we have done the analysis ourselves, but because we believe social scientists who conduct experimental research.  Much of our knowledge is ultimately garnered from the testimony of teachers, mentors, colleagues, and authors .....

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