According to Larry J. Bloom, author of The Cure for Corporate Stupidity: "Just like software has bugs, we have bugs in how we think and make decisions. These mind-bugs can cause a lot of corporate stupidity." What mind-bugs do you need to expunge?
Informed leader fallacy: A belief by a leader that he is better informed and has better instincts than others simply because he is the leader
Snap judgment defense: Defending decisions made solely on snap judgment
Shooting the critics: The tendency to marginalize people who disagree with us
Seeing patterns that are not real: Identifying patterns in random data when none exist
Data rejection: A reflex-like rejection of new facts because they contradict existing norms
Data favoritism: Selecting, using, and favoring data in a self-serving, unquestioning way
Shortcomings denial: Underestimating our own shortcomings by not believing we have them and assuming we can control them
Experience bias: Believing future events will occur in a specific way based on our prior experience, and not seeing differing conditions
Competency blindness: Believing others are competent in areas they are not (and vice versa) when it suits our subconscious needs
Conforming error: Subconsciously conforming our thinking to the thinking of our group
Power insulation: When power structure discourages disturbances to group beliefs
Status quo: Sticking to the status quo and creating significant friction that works against new ideas
These definitions were excerpted from the Mind-Bugs Reference Chart. Learn more at www.curecorporatestupidity.com/meet-the-mind-bugs.