Explorations

Human behavior, storytelling, and more.

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How Storytelling Unlocks Our Massive Capacity For Sustained Attention

In 2015, the Internet blew up with a shocking new statistic: "humans have an 8-second attention span. Less than that of a goldfish! And it's getting shorter!

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authenticity

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What Authenticity Really Means In Leadership

What does it mean to be an authentic leader? The answer to this question couldn't be more relevant right now.

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work

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The Crucial Difference Between Optimism And Hope

Early in my career, I had an a-ha moment that made me feel silly in retrospect and smarter from then on. I realized that I had been using the words...

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The Worst Thing A Team Leader Can Do When Someone Is Messing Up

THERE'S A COMMON CHOICE that team leaders make that causes them to "lose" their team. It's the choice that's forced on us any time a team member...

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workplace drama

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How To Get On The Same Page at The Workplace and Avoid Drama

These 4 Things Will Help You Curb Drama And Get Work Done A FEW YEARS AGO, I was in a cab in Moscow on a book-writing adventure, and my driver...

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lateral thinking

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How To Develop Lateral Thinking For Better Decision-Making

Pretend that you're hosting some friends at your house for dinner. After the meal, you bring out a round cake that you'd like to cut into eight...

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innovation

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Why Bad Ideas Are Good For Innovation

Mark Tigan, civil servant of the village of Winooski, Vermont, was thirty-two years old when the president of the United States called to shut him...

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innovation lessons from picasso

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5 Of My Favorite Innovation Tips... From Picasso

This week, The New York Times pulled the curtain back on Apple Computer's "University" secretive training program for internal employees. The primary...

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debate beyonce jayz

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How To Keep A Debate From Going Off The Rails

Here’s a question: Would Beyonce have gotten to where she is without Jay-Z?

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innovation

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What Separates Those Who Make Break-throughs in Their Fields

Early in my career, I got some advice from a CEO I looked up to: 

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