Six Aspects of Team

Six Aspects of Team

If you’re leading a team then you know you that this is crunch time. There are a few precious weeks with these people who have been entrusted to your care before your staff peel off to focus on MPD and prepare for their summer assignments. You can help your team end well by reminding them that they are not lone rangers. You can lead a discussion on what it means to be a TEAM.  Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith have … Read More

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Confirmation Bias

Confirmation Bias

“Perhaps the most undervalued quality of a great mind or, at least, an awakened mind, is the willingness to abandon cherished ideas that cannot stand up to new evidence.” Joseph Loconte “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.  Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”  Sherlock Holmes Gay Marriage? Artistic Nudity? Women’s Roles? Evolution? Tattoos? How do we decide about these things: determine right from wrong, good from bad, … Read More

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And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…

You know the feeling, right? You’re on the edge of your seat. The anticipation is growing. You’ve watched the competition or reality show (Celebrity Apprentice: Leeza or Geraldo? Don’t tell me. I haven’t watched the finale yet!) as the participants jumped through hoops, overcame obstacles, performed silly stunts, fought for the rose, defended themselves in the board room, etc. After all that work, who will win? I have that same feeling of anticipation after giving a talk, leading a Bible … Read More

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The Physics of Social Norms

The Physics of Social Norms

How to Create a Positive Imbalance (and move conversations beyond the status quo). Read More

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