Daniel Roberts

1,092 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | 13 Following | 2,019 Followers | @danielroberts | I practiced law for 25 years and have been coaching lawyers since 1997. Decision making is my passion. I have been studying it since 1999 and have taught classes and given seminars on decision making and critical thinking. I live with my wife in Tucson, enjoy good wine, driving my Miata top down and playing handball. Life is good!

Brain area responsible for pessimism found

Neuroscientists have now found the brain area responsible for pessimism. The new research suggests that both anxiety and depression are caused by an …

Neuroscience

7 Deceptions of Decision Making - An Analyst's Guide

In today's fast moving world, while the gurus are talking about artificial intelligence, it will still take few decades for machines to completely …

Critical Thinking

13 Ways To Process Emotions Before Making Important Decisions

No one human is absent of emotion. Emotions are a central part of the human experience. Sometimes, they may even influence business decisions. But is it OK to let them?<p>To better understand this, we asked members of Forbes Coaches Council what to do with our emotions when it comes to making …

Mindfulness

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers

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 …

Stanford Decision Engineer Shares 5 Mistakes People Make When Facing Hard Choices

Stanford Engineer, Michelle Florendo, shares five key insights about the decision-making process based on her training in decision analysis and engineering.<p>Have you ever been paralyzed by a decision, worried you won't make the right choice, or want to feel better about making a decision?<p>Michelle …

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

How Your Emotions Influence Your Decisions

According to Herbert Simon, American Nobel Laureate scientist, “In order to have anything like a complete theory of human rationality, we have to understand what role emotion plays in it.”<p>As Dr. Simon and others have pointed out, emotions influence, skew or sometimes completely determine the …

Five ways to improve decision-making

Decision-making can be stressful. Not making decisions or making the wrong ones can be even more stressful.<p>What’s the difference between gung-ho and …

ABA Rules Aim to Help Lawyers Boast Responsibly | The American Lawyer

Stephen DiCarmine leaving a Manhattan courtroom with his attorney, Rita Glavin of Seward & Kissel, after he was found not guilty last May. (Photo: …

5 Easy Ways To Market From Your Desk

I often get told that marketing is too difficult and time consuming for attorneys. An array of reasons is offered, spanning from an attorney’s …

Study: Being forgetful might actually mean you're smarter

You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, selective memory can even be a sign of stronger intelligence.<p>Traditional research on memory has focused on the advantages of remembering everything. But …

#4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Make Smart Decisions Faster

Somewhere switching between multiple tasks, there comes a time in every entrepreneur's life when he/she needs to make a quick business decision.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The everyday life of an entrepreneur is full of highs and lows. The day …

Entrepreneurship

Decision-making and Different Ways of Knowing

References<p>[i] Nathanson, D. (1992). <i>Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self</i>. New York, NY: Norton<p>[ii] Nathanson, D. (1992). <i>Shame and</i> …

Your Besotted Brain: A Neuroscience Love Song

Love is complicated, scientifically speaking. There's no single, specific "love chemical" that surges through our bodies when we see our beloved, and we can't point to a specific corner of the brain where love resides.<p>Still, scientists have measured real changes in our bodies when we fall in love: …

Neuroscience

4 Decision-Making Mistakes People Make The Most, According To An Expert

Every day, we make hundreds of little decisions, from whether or not to get up when our alarms ring to what to think about when we're lying in bed at …

Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time

If you consistently create high value time - you can double your income<p>If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if …

7 Steps of the Decision-Making Process

Decision Making Process<p>The decision-making process is a step-by-step process allowing professionals to solve problems by weighing evidence, examining …

Reasoned judgements: 5 steps to help avoid bad decision making

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Tony Blair

Top 10 Legal Marketing Posts of 2017

Of the almost 200 posts we published on this blog in 2017, a few remained popular throughout the year, while others published later in the year …

Marketing

Daily Report

<i>Andrew Dick, CEO of Select Counsel (</i>Photo: John Disney/ ALM)<p>For the past six weeks, legal services entrepreneur Andrew Dick has been traveling the …

Power Niche Marketing: Why Should I Hire You?

Get ready for your business pitch.<p>Pitching for legal work — or any kind of work — has a lot of subtleties of course. This includes establishing trust …

Rainmaking And Relationship-Building: 5 Proven Strategies

You’re practicing law, but are you also making it a priority to <b>build</b> your practice? If you feel business development is not receiving the attention …

5 Critical Warning Signs That You're Making Bad Decisions

Everyone's entrepreneurial journey is different, but the pitfalls are the same.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is a labor of love. You’ve made a commitment to go out on your own. Then the hard part starts: figuring out how to generate revenue, …

Self-improvement

Is Your Technology Still the Right Fit? Answer 7 Questions

In a solo or small law firm, decisions are often based on cost. However, when it comes to technology, determining the true cost of a solution is …

Emerging Technology

How to grow: Help your law firm take the next step with these five tips

Alistair Vigier<p>I meet with over 100 lawyers every year to discuss referrals and business expansion opportunities. Most want to go it alone and start …

Law Society

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

The Best Leaders Know This Is The Key to Making Good Decisions

Good leaders know the cost of making decisions for the wrong reasons, and how to build the mental toughness to avoid doing it.<p>I recently wrote about how the best CEOs use a mindful approach to overcome the most common leadership mistakes. While CEOs may specifically worry about being great leaders, …

How People Make Decisions That Are Bad For Them

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

Power Niche Marketing: If You Want to Get Rich, Own A Power Niche

My whole column is about Power Niche Marketing – but this article is the “big” article – it is about how you can “own” a Power Niche.<p>By the way, I …