REFLECTIONS

  • It’s Not About You

    Visualize with me… You’re facilitating a working session and it’s just clicking. The room is in the palm of your hand and they await your cues. When you pause, they lean forward. When you joke, they laugh. When you’re insightful, they smile and nod approvingly. When you offer them your energy, they generously give it […]

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  • The War on Attention

    “We cannot do everything at once.  But we can do SOMETHING at once.” – Calvin Coolidge Let’s talk about…   [DING. Just a sec.] about multi…   [BZZT. The President tweeted what?!] about multi-tasking and how it…  [RING. Sorry, gotta take this.] Wait, what were we talking about? We are in the middle of a […]

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  • Believing is Seeing

    “People only see what they are prepared to see” – Emerson When it comes to making good decisions, our mind is our own worst enemy. We humans share numerous cognitive biases that lurk in the dark corners of our thought processes, impairing our judgment in profound ways. Among these biases, the most insidious might be confirmation […]

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  • The Brainstorming Myth

    “Introverts Unite! Separately. In your own homes.” – T-shirt In her book, Quiet, Susan Cain argues with passion (and data) that we dramatically undervalue introverts. You know, the 30% or so of us quieter, more introspective thinkers whose ideas often get trample by louder, “stronger” voices. And this is a problem, she says, because studies […]

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  • The Beautiful Question

    “Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.” – e. e. cummings If you’ve ever watched the improv comedy show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” you’ve probably seen the game called “Questions Only” in which two comics act out a scene using, well, only questions. The first comic to respond with a declarative […]

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  • Break an Egg

    No mother thinks her baby is ugly. Don’t get me wrong. All new life is beautiful. But, let’s be honest, some babies are just better looking than others… unless the little bundle is yours, of course, in which case, “isn’t she just the most adorable creature you’ve ever seen?” In his book, “Predictably Irrational” Dan […]

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