Last week, your humble author discussed what a cheap anti-tipping foreign weirdo he is, and the value of meeting others’ unspoken needs—at work and at home. Today is about, and I quote, the “damned fool” Abraham Lincoln.
Last week, we celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by diving into the neuroscience of gratitude. Today, we will talk about how we can make our customers (at work or at home) more grateful to have us in their lives.
Last week we discussed the British defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana and the importance of receiving feedback from anyone, regardless of their "rank". Last week we also celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States, so it seems like an especially appropriate time to...
The Battle of Isandlwana: What One of Britain’s Worst Military Defeats Can Teach Us About Receiving Feedback
In last week's post we talked about our brains' resistance to facts and the importance of challenging our own beliefs. Today's story is about the role feedback plays in our careers and our ability to alter our brains' mistaken beliefs. It is adapted from our...
Last time we addressed several strategies for breaking free of our career plateaus and taking our jobs to the next level. Today we get a little more...personal. I am the proud parent of one incredible child. I have also lived the majority of my life in Utah, a land...
Today we will share how to break free of those plateaus and better equip ourselves to escape them in the future.
Today we are going to address one of the biggest career killers: the plateau.
Today is the first of what I suspect will be a variety of posts busting common brain myths.
To commit criminal acts with impunity is, of course, not the lesson we want to take from that story! Today we will cover nine proven strategies for building an effective network.
During the planet’s uneasy peace between its first and second World Wars, a student at Cambridge University in England was slaving away in a lab. He was a theoretical physicist, but the tutor assigned to him was Patrick Blackett, a great experimental physicist. This student hated his tutor, and he hated the boring, repetitive lab work he was forced to undertake. Finally, in a fit of frustration and despair, the student took an apple, filled it with poison from the lab, and placed it on his tutor’s desk.