How COVID and Remote Work is Lengthening the Work Day

By Ray Williams February, 2022 An executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. gets unapologetic messages from colleagues on nights and weekends, including a notably demanding one on Easter Sunday. A web designer whose bedroom doubles as an office has to set an alarm to...
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America’s Male Identity Crisis

By Ray Williams February, 2022   For as long as the United States has been a country, the straight white American male has ruled supreme. But as society changed and culture has evolved, traditional male masculinity is under siege. Economically, physically and...
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Why We Procrastinate and What to do About It

  By Ray Williams January, 2022   Procrastination is associated with a long list of negative traits, such as laziness, lacking motivation or focus, having a poor attention span and so forth. Is it really all of these negatives and then some? Is it a matter...
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Why Women May Be Better Leaders for Our Current Chaotic Times

By Ray Williams January 2022     There’s a mounting body of research evidence that say women may be better suited to leadership roles in current times, and that they perform better than men. But the glass ceiling has been still holding them back in the U.S....
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Why We Don’t Learn From Our Mistakes

By Ray Williams January, 2022 Failure has long been regarded in conventional wisdom as a teachable moment. Whether you lose a client, get fired from your job, or make an unwise purchase, conventional wisdom holds that the experience will give you the insight needed to...
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Why Apologies are the Glue That Holds Us Together

By Ray Williams October 3, 202 We probably have all had the experience of an apology. It could be receiving (or hoping to receive) and apology from someone who has said or done something that hurts you in some way, or it is your behavior that prompts you to give (or... read more

How a “Nudge” Can Change Behaviour

By Ray Williams, February 23, 2021   In spite of many good intentions, we often give in to temptation. There are so many choices to make each daythat many of them are made on autopilot. We often rely on easy rules of thumb rather than consciously weighing up the... read more

Did President Trump Want to be a Dictator?

By Ray Williams November 30, 2020   Part 2 of the Article: Are Americans Becoming More Authoritarian Under An Autocratic President? Many observers have argued that America was slipping into an autocratic state under President Trump, and his current efforts to... read more

Why The Best Leaders View Vulnerability as a Strength

Why The Best Leaders View Vulnerability as a Strength By Ray Williams, April 20, 2019 There is compelling evidence that leaders who are prepared to show their vulnerability more easily gain the trust of others, and are, in fact, more effective leaders. Admitting our... read more

How Neuroscience Can Make Better Leaders

By Ray Williams, February 6, 2019     Leaders today must understand and apply the knowledge of neuroscience to manage organizational change successfully. In the past, efforts at organizational change which have focused on the structural aspects of... read more

Have We Lost the Need For Physical Touch?

Has our hi-tech, media-socialized world lost something critical to our species—non-sexual human physical touch? Hasn’t human physical contact set us apart from other animals, and has helped us develop complex language, culture, thinking and emotional expression?

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