Why Facts Backfire

Have you ever fundamentally disagreed with someone on a personal issue that both of you were very passionate about?  Climate change, reproductive rights, election integrity, gun reform… pick a topic....

The Power of Psychological Anchors

Imagine that you are trying to negotiate a pay raise with your boss. You might hesitate to make the first offer – let him toss a number out. But, research shows that the first one set the number is...

Are You Biased? is the Wrong Question

When you hear the word bias, what comes to mind? Racial prejudice? Or maybe you think of mainstream media or a particular political persuasion.  But I know… you’re not biased, right? Newsflash:  Yes,...

Think you're all that? Not so fast...

Why is it 90% of drivers consider themselves to be better than average, 65% of Americans believe they have above average intelligence and most of us believe we are more likable and honest than the...

How to Sculpt a Better Brain

Have you ever wondered how  bad news affects your brain? Not just your feelings or your mood -- but the chemistry of your brain? Recent studies maintain that  heavy news watchers experience 

The Art and Science of Developing All-Star Teams

What do the most successful organizations all have in common? The answer to that question used to be “the best and brightest people.” But hanging on to antiquated beliefs about intelligence may be...

Groupthink: Smiling and Nodding Your Team to Defeat

Consensus decision-making sits just on the edge of groupthink. Slipping into groupthink oftentimes happens without our awareness and goes undetected long after the meeting is over. But, once you know...

You're Being Framed!

Imagine you were seriously ill, and your doctor told you there were two medications available: One that is 90% effective or one with a 10% chance of failure. Which would you choose?

Are you being framed? All the time!

Imagine you were seriously ill, and your doctor told you there were two medications available: One that is 90% effective or one with a 10% chance of failure. Which would you choose?

8 Signs Your Team is a Victim of Groupthink

Have you ever wondered why some teams thrive while others struggle to survive? Research shows that there are invisible forces that may be undermining the success of your team.

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