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The Way We Think (2): Authority versus Power

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence” – Leonardo da Vinci An earlier post presented an overview of Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind and a description of the development of Moral Foundations Theory (MFT), which seems to be a fairly … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Performance Reviews (& Behavior Feedback)

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” ― John Wooden This is a great nugget from a great leader, manager, and coach, primarily because it hits home at all levels of human activity. Not just leadership, but any human behavior or endeavor. … Continue reading

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What to Expect, or Not

Time to move to a related, albeit inverted topic: What expectations should you have in your new job (or your ongoing one, if you’ve been there a while and just got a new “boss”)? This is not about products or … Continue reading

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Spilled M&Ms© 6 – Character: “Trust, but Verify”

I’ve been working on this post for a long time, but, unfortunately, it still fits better into a ‘longform’ post rather than being split into smaller pieces.  Please read on, but with patience. Our human nature of Selective as well … Continue reading

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Bonsai, Bodegas, and Boredom – 3 The Boredom Consequence

While we are all created as learning beings, not all of us manage to embrace that and put it into practice.  As a consequence, it appears to be somewhat easy to place people into simple but useful groups by observing … Continue reading

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The Nine-Hour Performance Review

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo I wondered if the visual analogy of a Behavior … Continue reading

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Behaviors: Practiced or Just Professed?

Earlier I proposed that understanding follows attentive observing and processing of all three forms of communication (words, tonal, and non-verbal). Actually, this would be better expressed as better understanding results for those people who are better observers and better processors … Continue reading

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