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13 cognitive biases that really screw things up for you

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of …

We Asked Men and Women to Wear Sensors at Work. They Act the Same but Are Treated Very Differently

Gender equality remains frustratingly elusive. Women are underrepresented in the C-suite, receive lower salaries, and are less likely to receive a critical first promotion to manager than men. Numerous causes have been suggested, but one argument that persists points to differences in men and …

So many in the West are depressed because they're expected not to be

Depression is listed as the leading cause of disability worldwide, a standing to which it has progressed steadily over the past 20 years. Yet …

The four people you need in your life if you want to succeed

Who are your Core Four? These four personality types should be your starting point when building a network. When you begin to create a strategic …

Younger and Older Executives Need Different Things from Coaching

<i>Eric, 33, a high-potential vice president at a financial services firm, was elated to be selected by his supervisors to receive executive coaching. This meant he was being groomed for ascendance. His boss wanted him to be a more motivating leader to his team. In coaching, while Eric focused on</i> …

Tell Me What You Did Today, And I'll Tell You Who You Are

Motivation and momentum are very fickle. It doesn't matter how much you currently have.<p>"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don't act in accordance with your values and goals, you're …

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

According to the New America Foundation, jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the US were shot dead, Politifact reports.<p>At first blush, these numbers might seem to indicate that Donald Trump’s temporary ban on …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Why EQ Matters More Than IQ

Because no man (or woman) is an island.<p>What is EQ?<p>EQ is often used as shorthand for emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient. Emotional intelligence (also known as EI), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their powerful effect, and to use that information to guide …

The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership

By focusing your attention on the "high road" of the mind, you can become the kind of leader who helps improve the world. Most leadership is …

The Two Topics in Law and Blockchain

<i>Josh Stark is a lawyer and head of operations and legal at Ledger Labs, a blockchain consultancy based in Toronto.</i><p><i>In this CoinDesk Op-Ed, Stark</i> …

Blockchain

Preparing Lawyers to be Practice-Ready in a Tech-Driven World

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news …

3 Psychology Hacks to Increase Brand Engagement

Ever wanted to know what gets people to engage with your brand? Take a deeper look into the human mind.<p>You may have a loyal fan base. People who absolutely love your brand. But most of the people who follow what you do are stragglers. People who may have bought something once or just joined your …

The Science Behind Good Storytelling

Good storytelling cannot be exaggerated. Perhaps the marketing term “storytelling” is overused, but its premise is not.Potential customers and …

Marketing

Scientists say stories’ emotional arcs are dominated by 6 basic shapes - fable&muse

Stories move us when their emotional arcs follow a pattern we recognise from our own lives.<p>So what exactly is the ‘emotional arc’ of a story?<p>The …

Our Evolving Sense of Identity

As science advances, we are discovering that our traditional sense of self is too narrow to encompass the complexities of what create an identity. We …

Emotional Intelligence

National | The lawyer vs. the law firm: Excerpt from Jordan Furlong's upcoming book

The lawyer vs. the law firm<p>By Jordan Furlong Fall 2016<p>"Clients hire lawyers, not firms,” is the oldest line in the business development handbook. Law …

7 story types to make an impact in business presentations

How to make an impact in any business presentation<p>The most powerful way to make a memorable impact in any business presentation is to tell a …

Humans are going to have the edge over robots where work demands creativity | Tim Dunlop

Jobs will be lost in the age of automation but the creative industries will grow and the ability to work with ambiguity, diversity and empathy will be valued<p>How likely is it that a robot will take your job?<p>It is a question asked with increasing urgency as everything from 3D printing to driverless …

Tech Industry

‘I’m Not The Police’ And Other Things Your Therapist Wants To Tell You

So you’re thinking about going to a therapist. And then, if we’re being honest, you’re also thinking of <i>not</i> going to a therapist. Because not only is seeing someone whose main goal is to help you with your mental health a challenging proposition — <i>What if you discover things you don’t like about</i> …

Amazon launches Dash instant-order Internet of Things buttons in the UK

Online retailer’s challenge for the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s extends its Prime lock-in for taking the work out of buying toilet roll and detergent<p>Amazon has finally launched its Dash physical instant purchase buttons in the UK, bringing one-push buying of nappies, toilet roll, …

Washing Machines

What is corporate storytelling and why is it important?

<b>Persistence is the quality that often gets attributed to any type of success in marketing and sales. Most professionals will tell you that you have</b> …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

Happiness