Date: May 02, 2023Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

HBSAB – The 4 Biases: When You and Your Team Live in Two Different Realities (virtual)

Tue, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Virtual
General PublicCareer & Leadership


By their very position, leaders are subject to biases that may taint their understanding of the world around them, and may lead to misunderstanding and conflict with their employees and associates. In this session, HBSAB members will learn to recognize how four biases in strategy execution, employee engagement, risk, and change, may cause them and their team to experience the same reality in radically different ways; we will introduce simple hacks to eliminate these biases and make better-informed, well-accepted decisions.

This working session is a follow-up to the recent HBSAB workshop on Leading in Uncertainty, and will be equally interactive.

For this program, attendees will need to complete extremely brief pre-work for this interactive session:
– Micro-survey on their leadership perceptions and those of others
– Behavioral Assessment

During this workshop we will cover the four 4 biases that leaders may be subject to in their daily interactions with employees and associates when:
– Assessing operational and execution capabilities
– Leading change in their organization
– Identifying risks and opportunities
– Appreciating the degree of engagement and commitment of employees

We will share a handful of “hacks” to be mindful of these biases when major making decisions.

Participants must register by Noon on May 1at to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Olivier Aries, MBA 1999

Business Transformation Coach

Olivier is a business transformation coach who has been advising corporations and consultants for 25 years. He was a principal in management consulting firm Kearney’s Leadership & Transformation practice before becoming an intrapreneur-in-residence, launching and leading Kearney’s global crisis management unit, its knowledge management practice, and its client confidentiality & ethics unit.

Olivier sees business and organizational questions through a double lens: strategy execution, and talent & human behavior. Prior to co-founding The Thrive Collective, he served as Vice President of Professional Services at The Predictive Index, where he was one of the co-creators of the Talent Optimization category. Through Thrive, he now serves as a trusted advisor to corporate leaders, consultants, and nonprofit executive directors. He is also an entrepreneur, co-founder of a deep tech venture finalist of the MIT 100k and now publicly funded.

Olivier is a Harvard Business School alum and a Board member of Community Action Partners, the consulting delivery arm of the Harvard Business School Association of Boston.

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Date: May 02, 2023Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


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