Being able to determine if your business counterpart is lying or being truthful is an important and valuable skill for the workplace; detecting deception can often make the difference between success and failure in a negotiation, business deal, or hiring decision. But doing so is not always easy or straightforward. This difficulty is particularly true given that much of the common wisdom on the markers of lying versus truthfulness is often misguided and lacks a foundation in the rich body of research on deceit. Prof Jennifer Jordan conducted a stimulating and interactive session to help us reflect on this important topic including how we think and feel about lying both to others and to ourselves.
Gill sharply addressed the gender equality issue: men may still hold most leadership positions, though research & data prove that businesses are stronger when they have gender equality & diversity at leadership levels. Men are chosen for the majority of the top jobs because decision makers believes they are better, for many invisible, unconscious, unintentional reasons.
But the good news is that once we understand all of the complex dynamics, we can take action against each of them as parents, teachers, employers, managers, media makers, women & men - with interventions that drive equality and leverage the power of diversity.
And gender equality is not just ‘for women’ - we need all genders included & as champions.