How Self-Reflection Can Make You a Better Leader

By Ray Williams October 19, 2021 Self-reflection is a critical component of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and can make leaders become far more effective. Starting your day by thinking about what kind of leader you want to be can make you more effective at...
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Is There a Link Between Men’s Physicality and Inequality?

        By Ray Williams October 19, 2021 This article is undoubtedly controversial because, as some people have pointed out they’ve known muscular men who are altruistic and generous with their resources. Worth reading the research though. Summary:...
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Why We Don’t Learn from Our Mistakes

By Ray Williams October 15, 2021 Failure has long been regarded in conventional wisdom as a teachable moment. Whether you lose a client, get sacked from your job, or file for bankruptcy, conventional wisdom holds that the experience will give you the insight needed to...
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Using Social Values for Profit Cheapens Them

By Ray Williams October 14, 2021 Businesses sometimes align themselves with important values such as a clean environment, feminism, or racial justice, thinking it’s a win-win: the value gets boosted along with the company’s bottom line. But be careful, warns new...
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How to Have Great Meaningful Conversations

By Ray Williams October 11, 2021 Meaningful conversations are incredibly powerful. They ease our loneliness, spur thinking, and according to research, boost happiness. In business they are a wellspring of creativity and decision-making wisdom. But while great...
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Why We Procrastinate and What to do About It

Most of us have procrastinated about something at some time, and that is not abnormal. In contrast, habitual procrastinators repeatedly avoid doing things—particularly difficult things—and actively look for distractions. According to research from the American... read more

Self-Confidence: Nature or Nurture?

Are you born being self-confident, or do you learn to be that way? This question is the classic nature vs. nurture inquiry. While conventional wisdom has been on the side of nurture, there’s research that indicates some people may be genetically predisposed to be... read more

How Apologies are the Glue That Holds Us Together

    We all want an apology when someone does us wrong. Are the apologies effective? From the person giving the apology, it may be assumed so. From the perspective of the person receiving, it, maybe not. But showing changed behavior may be more convincing.... read more

Is Mind Wandering a Good or Bad Thing?

Is mind wandering a good thing or bad thing? Is it the same as being on “autopilot,” without being conscious of what you are doing? There seems to be several differing perspectives on these questions.

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How Neuroscience Can Help Us Make Better Decisions

    We make dozens of decisions every day, some simple, some more complex. Some internet sources estimate that an adult makes about 35,000 conscious decisions each day.We make 226.7 decisions each day on just food alone according to researchers at Cornell... read more

Why Nelson Mandela Was A Great Leader

Nelson Mandela, or “Madiba” as he was affectionately known, has died. Not only have we lost a great man and a great leader for his country, but also a shining example of the kind of leadership we so desperately need today. He has left a huge inspirational vacuum.

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Are You Addicted to Busyness? The Damage to Productivity and Well Being

Talk to almost anyone today, and they complain about having “no time,” about being too busy. And we now equate that busyness to productivity and a characteristic of a successful life. The truth of the matter is that busyness does not result in greater productivity and that busyness is contributing to a culture of continuous anxiety and stress.

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What do We Know About Happiness?

This extended and thorough article is a 20 minute read.     Did you know what over 45,000,000 people search for happiness on GOOGLE monthly? And that’s just on the main search engine.  As amazing as the number is, something struck. This number could... read more