intelligence

Silence: Are You Getting Enough of It?

Over at Women 2.0, a look at the dangers of tolerating a cluttered head space: Periods of quiet provide the opportunity for your mind—and spirit—to unscramble riddles that are blocking your advancement. With distraction eliminated, moments of clarity begin to pile up, leading to epiphanies that move you forward. You never know what insights will …

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Blame Games: Personal Accountability in the Context of Group Performance

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/blame-games-jttg-september-2020] Over at Women 2.0, a look at the relationship between finger-pointing and group performance: You’ve got to decide how important winning is to you. Weigh the long-term risk of fracturing team chemistry with the here-and-now threat of losing the current skirmish. This can be particularly-tough when dealing with one-off competitions …

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Increase Your Interpersonal and Social Intelligence

Perhaps the most pivotal concept in Social Psychology is the Fundamental Attribution Error. Understanding this concept can disabuse you of one of the most prevalent cognitive biases in social interaction. The Fundamental Attribution Error explains how we fall short when analyzing the behaviors of those around us. Fundamental Attribution Error: We attribute the behaviors of …

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How to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety

The following is an excerpt from my book. Have you ever worried that a minor public gaffe would forever ruin your reputation? The following should be very comforting: In 2000, Social Psychologists Thomas Gilovich, Kenneth Savitsky, Victoria Husted Medvec coined a term to explain this sentiment: The Spotlight Effect. Spotlight Effect: We assume that our appearances …

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