Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D.

Gleb Tsipursky, Ph.D., is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by using business experience, behavioral economics, and cognitive neuroscience to develop the most effective and profitable decision-making strategies.

Tsipursky is the author of several books, including The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide. His next book, Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters, is forthcoming with Career Press in November 2019. It focuses on cognitive biases in business leadership and reveals how leaders can overcome these dangerous judgment errors effectively. After that, he’s publishing The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships with New Harbinger in April 2020, focusing on cognitive biases in professional and personal relationships and illustrating how we can defeat these dangerous judgment errors in our relationships. Tsipursky’s thought leadership has been featured in over 400 articles he published and over 350 interviews he gave to popular venues that include Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Inc. Magazine, and many others.

Tsipursky's expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, speaking, and training for businesses and nonprofits. He serves as the CEO of the boutique consulting, coaching, and training firm Disaster Avoidance Experts. His expertise also comes from his research and teaching background as a behavioral economist and cognitive neuroscientist studying the psychology of decision making in business and other contexts. He spent over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University and before that a Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His dozens of peer-reviewed academic publications have appeared in scholarly journals, such as Behavior and Social Issues, Journal of Social and Political Psychology, and International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy.

His civic service includes over four years as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Intentional Insights, an educational nonprofit advocating for research-based decision-making in all life areas. He also co-founded the Pro-Truth Pledge, a civic project to promote truthfulness and integrity for individual professionals and leaders. He serves on the Advisory Board of Canonical Debate Lab and Planet Purpose and is on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal Behavior and Social Issues.

Tsipursky earned his Ph.D. in the History of Behavioral Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, his M.A. at Harvard University in 2004, and his B.A. at New York University in 2002. He lives in and travels from Columbus, OH. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, hiking, and playing with his two cats, and most importantly, he makes sure to spend abundant quality time with his wife to avoid disasters in his personal life.

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