If you talk to two people in conflict, many times they get bogged down in explaining to you how much better each one of them can see the problem, and who’s fault it is. It’s very easy to get sucked into the “perfect problem” syndrome. You can spend huge amounts of time just unraveling all the nasty knots of the problem. Continue reading »
This semester I have been teaching a Psychology class at the University of Delaware. Reviewing again the main principles and best practices of teaching and learning, reminded me of a universal truth you can’t escape: Modeling is more effective than anything else.
If as a leader you are spending a lot of your time in efforts to convince people to do what you want them to do, you are probably wasting your words and your time.
You may be giving great evidence.
Your arguments might be solid and unbeatable.
But. . . Continue reading »
It’s the time of year in the US when we all remember to give thanks for our many blessings. It’s a good practice, but seems incredible to me that we have designated only one day a year to giving thanks!
According to Cicero, "Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others." Multiple studies have shown the correlation between gratitude and increased wellbeing not only for the individual but for all people involved. . . Continue reading »
In our society, we often want more of everything: more money, more gadgets, more clothes, more shoes, more aps for your smart phone, more hours in the day, more success, you name it! The problem is that many times after you get more, you still want more. Continue reading »