There’s just one way to radically change your behavior: radically change your environment. —Dr. B.J. Fogg, Director of Stanford Persuasive Lab Most of us would like to think that our habits follow our intentions. The truth is that one of the mind’s chief functions is to spot and utilize patterns as shortcuts, in order to
5 Things I've Learned About Chasing Your Dreams Huffington Post (blog) I've had the wonderful opportunity to speak with a number of people who have stopped "working for the man" to chart a life and career path true to their authentic self.
In one of my first jobs out of school, at a tender 25 years old, I found myself at a firm with no career ladder and a particularly demoralizing, tyrannical boss. Every morning that I walked from my house to that job, I was wretchedly miserable.
You may be able to work on abstract problems better if you stand up, but sit down when it's time to roll up your sleeves. A series of studies found that your elevation has an impact on your mindset and how you tackle problems.
If you threw a rock you could hit no fewer than four thousand articles or think pieces on the value of feedback to a healthy corporate culture and another thousand or so on how managers can get better at giving feedback and employees (especially...
What can a question do? If it’s the right question, it can change your life. In my research on the power of inquiry for my book A More Beautiful Question, I learned that asking challenging questions—of others, and particularly, of yourself—can do everything from helping you overcome fears to enabling you to make better decisions and life choices.
The World Cup holds many lessons on creating a game winning strategy that parlay well beyond the soccer field. One of the most important is the difference between playing to win, versus playing to lose. When you are playing to win your energy is channeled into creating new opportunities, breaking new ground, and going after what you want to happen versus protecting what you don't want to lose. Playing to lose, on the other hand, is about shoring up what you already have. While it may feel like the safer path, it often leaves people and organisations being left behind in a world marching steadily forward.
The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't mean our brains don't have major limitations. The lowly calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less than useless — plus, we're subject to cognitive biases, those annoying glitches in our thinking that cause us to make questionable decisions and reach erroneous conclusions. Here are a dozen of the most common and pernicious cognitive biases that you need to know about.
Become more deeply connected to diverse people in ways that support you both by recognizing what they aren't saying, "defensive driving" to avoid conversational crashes, and getting them to ask sequential questions that reveal their underlying...