27 November

Develop Your Intellectual Health

There’s been debate for some time (some say started by Lisa Simpson in a 2001 Simpson episode) that smart people are not as happy as those with lower intelligence. If Lisa is correct, then can we jump to the conclusion that ignorance is bliss? Nobody knows. This hypothesis has yet to be tested. Even “Freakonomics”…

20 November

The Key to Better Decision-Making

Social and behavioral scientists want to know what makes leaders successful. In “Grounded,” Bob Rosen’s research clearly reveals that personal mastery, self-awareness and openness to feedback are healthy roots embedded in successful leaders. Everyone has the capacity for personal mastery because it is a function of attitude, not DNA. So how can you develop the…

13 November

Learn the Value of Interdependence with Reality TV and Video Games

If you are a leader working in an organization today, you are constantly riding the competition-cooperation seesaw. You must simultaneously cooperate (to get and keep clients, to get work done) and compete (for internal resources). Leaders who struggle with the competition-cooperation see-saw face constant anxiety, frustration and often career-ending jobs. What’s Monopoly Got to Do…

6 November

When and How Gossip Benefits Executives

If you work in or consult to an organization, you have to be deaf not to hear the whispers, the innuendo, the gossip. Gossip is a natural part of the social fabric, a pervasive part of our human society. And it does serve important social functions. Gossip in the workplace is a central, evolved part…