Explorations

Human behavior, storytelling, and more.

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Bonding Rituals For Better Teamwork

explorations > Teamwork > Rituals   About a year ago, my wife and I started a tradition called Movie Monday. It’s exactly what it sounds like. We watch a movie every Monday with friends and fam. But there’s more to our little...

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The 4 Most Important Skills Of Tomorrow's Leaders

Explorations > Teamwork > Leadership   If there's anything the events of 2020 taught us, it’s this: we are more interconnected than...

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cognitive diversity

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Personality Diversity: The Oft-Overlooked Factor In Teamwork

Explorations > Teamwork > PERSONALITY DIVERSITY   When we talk about differences at work, we often focus on visible or identity-based...

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How To Set Boundaries For More Productive Teamwork

Explorations > Teamwork > Boundaries   I once managed a very talented graphic designer who could never seem to hit deadlines without...

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The Counterintuitive Truth About Trust In Teamwork

EXPLORATIONS > TEAMWORK > TRUST   I estimate I'd have $100,000 in laptops if I’d walked out with every computer that a stranger...

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Why Psychological Safety Is Essential For Productive Teamwork

explorations > Teamwork > Trust   Psychological safety is a bit of a business buzzword of late—in large part because of a big study...

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Knowing We Can Know Better

Intellectual humility is the wisdom of knowing we don’t know everything. Picture in your mind someone who you think of as "wise." Who's face do you...

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How A "Lie Journal" Can Help You Stop Fooling Yourself

Originally published: July 2018

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The Intellectual Humility Test: A self-assessment

How open minded are you? What dimensions of Intellectual Humility are strengths for you, and where are your weaknesses? The self- assessment below...

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decision making wisdom

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Productive Conflict Starts With Proactive Trust

explorations > Teamwork > Trust   I once tuned in to a virtual conference talk that left me deeply unsettled. But the lesson we can...

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