How Hints, Expectations, and the Power of Suggestion Influence Others

The power of suggestion might kill you. The Smithsonian Magazine reports an individual who attempted suicide using placebo tablets. The pills could not harm him. He experienced dangerously low blood pressure and required… Continue reading

Rise Above Lousy Teamwork: 7 Competencies of Teams that Work

Lousy teamwork wastes time and squanders resources. We’ve all been frustrated with teams that underperformed. But what are the key factors for teams that work? Scott Tanenbaum and Eduardo Salas distill the answer… Continue reading

How to Take Your Team to the Next Level in 30 Days

Successful teams do the work AND they work on the WAY they do the work. Go further faster by working on the WAY you work. The Magic Wand: If you waved a magic… Continue reading

Hurt, Didn’t It? Six Skills to Master the Creative Process

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Jeff DeGraff to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, The Creative Mindset: Mastering… Continue reading

The Troubles You Endure Spring From Reactions You Regret

Rude drivers invite kneejerk reactions. He cut you off. You yell, “Ass hole!” (Perhaps there’s some gesticulation as well.) Reacting is you with someone else in mind. Reacting tricks you into believing you’re… Continue reading

How to Begin Again for the First Time

Meaningful contribution always includes beginning again. Begin again for the first time: #1. Begin with reflection. How do I aspire to contribute? What is true of me that enables my highest contribution in… Continue reading