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The N-Effect Of Motivation

April 13, 2011

Motivating others is often the most challenging job we have. Whether it’s employees, volunteers, students, or players, encouraging others to not only do more, but to do better takes some skill - and sometimes, a little bit of incentive.

Who Wants Ozzie When You Can Have Jose?

April 11, 2011

A few weeks ago, when former major league baseball player and current reality star, Jose Canseco tried to send his twin brother, Ozzie, to fight in his place at a celebrity boxing event in Miami, everyone went crazy.

Silence Is Anything But Golden

April 8, 2011

A friend of mine would always say “You can’t NOT communicate.” He was right. Even when you say nothing, you are saying something.

"They Said What About Me?"

April 6, 2011

I am psychotic. At least that’s what my friends tell me. The thing is, while I do admit to having my fair share of “idiosyncrasies”, I think my reactions to most things are pretty normal and probably very similar to yours. Take criticism, for example.

Are You A Variable?

April 4, 2011

If we're talking pure biology, one of the reasons people want to be loyal is that it allows them to reduce their choices and essentially save their brain power for other things in their life that may demand more thought.

Why Achieving Our Goals Is So Hard

April 2, 2011

Learning to play the piano like Billy Joel or Alicia Keys is a lot harder than it looks.

Is Being Silent Worse Than Being Wrong?

December 19, 2010

For many years, psychologists and behavioral scientists have looked into the causes of procrastination - that debilitating condition that causes all of us to put off until tomorrow, the things we could do today.

The Dangers Of Trying To Make People Happy

December 19, 2010

If you ever managed an employee you will agree that the most difficult aspect of your job is understanding their emotions and motivations.

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