Dr John Kenworthy

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Human Brains Are Wired to Blame Rather Than Praise

Ouch! Did you do that on purpose?<p>Psychologists have long concluded that people tend to judge others more harshly for their negative actions—assigning …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

Self-help

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

How Great Leaders Build Trust and Increase Engagement

A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast about the Power of Trust to Succeed and many people wrote and asked why it is that you can do something with the …

Time I

The Top 7 Leadership Qualities Every Manager Needs

Good leadership can be difficult to spot– sometimes leaders are quiet, leading by example. Other times, they’re front and center, clearly leading a …

20 Signs That Your Boss May Be a Psychopath

We know that there is a “<b>dark side” to personality</b>, but it turns out that there’s also a dark side to leadership. Although many people assume that …

4 Secrets to Being More Persuasive, Backed by Research

1) Give One Reason, Not 10<p>Via Brain Candy: Science, Paradoxes, Puzzles, Logic, and Illogic to Nourish Your Neurons:<p>At a Kinko’s, a customer asked to …

College & University

Neuro-tip: Deep Connection at Work

By Judith E. Glaser<p>According to social science research conducted by Brian Uzzi, professor of leadership and organizational change at the Kellogg School of Management, most people choose friends and colleagues based on three principles that even they may not be aware of. Most people, according to …

Are You a Victim of Circumstances or a Victim of Self? 13 Ways To Gain Control

We were all born under circumstances that could have been better. None of us were born to the perfect family. It doesn’t matter how much or how …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

5 Painful Leadership Blunders Successful Leaders Avoid

The sting of doing your best and falling short is a giant kick in the gut.<p>5 painful leadership blunders:<p>Believe others perceive you the way you …

5 “Secrets” Which Can Make You A Better Leader

When I became a leader, I had no clue what I was doing. I was a high school student and had just been elected student body president. I had served as …

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

Disney, Brain Science and Understanding Emotional Intelligence

I never thought seeing a kid's movie would become the inspiration for a new blog on emotional intelligence. Seeing <i>Inside Out</i>, the new movie from Disney/Pixar got me thinking about how we think.<p><i>photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar</i><p>Almost the entire animated movie takes place inside the brain of a young …