“I’m not biased but…” – The Power of Perception
Steve’s session dives into the contentious topic of unconscious bias from a neuroscientific perspective. It provides delegates with an assessment of their perceptual biases and gives them a language that allows them to proactively challenge their own and others’ situational perceptions.
This session is designed to show you how to use the power of perception as a tool to enhance business performance, build trust, manage conflict and drive change. This workshop is unique – there is nothing else like this available in the world today. It gives insights into the neuroscience of perception and perceptual models and how we can all be subject to unconscious biases in our work and personal lives.
As leaders we must understand how our own perception shapes our thinking and our responses to the situations we are in. We must also understand how the individuals in our team can perceive situations differently and how to get the best from them when perceptions are in conflict. In this workshop we make extensive use of individual and small group exercises to drive this understanding and reinforce the reflective practices necessary to make perceptual reasoning a more natural process.
There is the option for group members to take a complimentary Perception Profile Assessment to help them better understand how their perceptions can differ to those sitting next to them. It also offers tools to help attendees maximise their “Perceptual Superpowers” and to reflect on their “Perceptual Blind Spots”. This workshop is based on 9 years of research conducted in partnership with staff from 3 Universities, 2 in the UK and one in Australia.
- Neuroscience of perception
- Process of perception
- Unconscious bias
- Semantic/Sentiment analysis
- System 1/System 2 thinking
- True diversity
- Psychometric testing
- Personality testing
Objectives of the Session:
- Understand the process of perception.
- Demonstrate how your business web/email communication creates specific perceptions.
- Discover how the ‘eyewitness problem’ creates conflict at work and what to do about it.
- Acknowledge how we all see the world differently and how to drive consensus.
- Traverse the difference between truth and fact when dealing with challenging situations.
- Reinforce the value of trust as a key leadership tool.
- Identify perceptual gaps in your team using perception analysis techniques.
- Find out how Perception Profiling can be used to promote a true diversity of perspectives.
- Appreciate the difference between individual and group influenced perceptions and biases.
Takeaway Tools and Value:
- Workbook for notes on the main takeaway points.
- Optional complimentary Perception Profiling Assessment Report.
- An online tool for reviewing your web/email content and the perceptions they create.
- Perception/Reality Gap challenge and reflection tool.
- Access to a Vistage exclusive Dropbox shared folder with regularly updated research/tools.