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By Daniel Roberts | Decision Making, Thinking and Neroscience

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, …

Inc. Magazine

How People Make Decisions That Are Bad For Them

He looked shocked.<p>I was having a conversation recently with a guy who was telling me about his nephew, a high school senior. “He should be an …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

The Brain

Your Foolproof Guide For Making Better Decisions

I was working as a sales manager, and my top-performer was an amazing salesman—but a very difficult employee. Although he would constantly talk about how “honest” he was, it was quite clear that he wasn’t actually all that truthful with either his clients or our company. (Pro tip: If someone brags …

Management

Eight ways to improve your decision making

Few people question the idea that the world is becoming more complex, or that this process is still accelerating. But, as change becomes more …

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11 steps to improve your decision making

Success stems from an accumulation of wise choices. But consistently making good decisions and sound judgments in a frenetic world is challenging. …

Entrepreneurship

How to avoid regretting a purchase

Cleaning out my closet the other day, I was shocked to find a pair of shoes I purchased more than a year ago still sitting in the box unopened. I remembered being excited when I bought them, but by the time I got home, I had already lost interest.<p>If you’ve ever regretted a purchase, you have …

Behavior

Here's Your 'Doctor's Note': It's Time To Nap

A brain scientist explains how napping might just help solve one of the biggest problems of the modern workplace: engagement.<p>In this era of unrivaled volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, employee engagement has become a top challenge in virtually every workplace on the planet. A 2016 …

Sleep

According To Science This 5 Second Rule Will Make You Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters.<p>I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess …

Procrastination

Understanding Human Decision-Making: Neuroeconomics

Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D. <i><br>Institute for the Study of Decision Making, New York University</i><p>In 1670 Blaise Pascal took what many see as the first steps …

7 Rules Naturally Clear Leaders Follow When Making Decisions

If you make decisions by consensus, you waste a lot of time. But if you make decisions without sufficient involvement, you won’t gain the cooperation and commitment you need for subsequent steps and successful implementation. How do naturally clear leaders thread this needle? They consciously, or …

Management

Scientists discover brain's neural switch for becoming an alpha male

Timid mice turn bold after their ‘alpha’ circuit is stimulated as results show ‘winner effect’ lingers on and mechanism may be similar in humans<p>Brash, brawny and keen to impose their will on anyone who enters their sphere of existence: the alpha male in action is unmistakable.<p>Now scientists claim …

Neuroscience

AI could save us from making poor decisions

Even as the masses begin to settle into the idea that a great many jobs can be automated by AI, they still cling to the notion that jobs involving “judgment” are safe.<p>One can appreciate why people keep human judgement on such an exalted pedestal, after all, every great advancement in science or …

Jeremy Lin

15 Tips to Help You Make the Most Important Decisions

<b></b>Decision-making doesn’t always come easy. For me, it took many years and a great deal of practice to feel comfortable and confident of the choices …

Management

Since You're No Steve Jobs -- 7 Proven Decision-Making Hacks For Product Managers

Steve Jobs was an iconic product genius. Many product managers want to be like Steve Jobs, but they’re not. And that’s not all bad. Aspiring to Steve’s amazing product vision is laudable. But luckily most product people are not abusive jerks. That is because unlike Steve Jobs, you are a product</i> …

Management

What's the Difference Between Deductive and Inductive Reasoning?

Deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning are two different approaches to conducting scientific research. With deductive reasoning, a researcher …

The cognitive trick that elite athletes use to achieve seemingly impossible goals

In July 2011, I was crawling down the aisle of a plane on my hands and knees while passengers screamed around me. We were on a flight from Spain to the US, and we thought our number was up.<p>The plane had hit a bout of extreme turbulence just as I’d left the restroom, causing the aircraft to shake …

Ultramarathons

The Explainer: Hidden Traps in Decision-Making

Harvard Business Review

New research reveals a personality trait that can make you a better decision-maker

In the personal context, making good decisions is the difference between having the life you want and forever wondering what could have been.<p>In the political one, it's the difference between war and peace, prosperity and want. In the business world, it's what separates seven-figure paydays from …

Leadership

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Psychology

5 cognitive biases that are killing your decisions

It’s hard to accept that what holds us back from reaching our potential is all in our head.<p>While it may be a bit of a cliche, we really are our own …

175 Reasons Why You Don't Think Clearly

Cognitive biases impact all your perceptions and decisions. All of them.<p>Professionals like to talk with pride about how they make “data-driven” decisions. They express faith in logic and disciplined analysis. Many scoff at others who confess to trusting their gut and going with their …

Behavior

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other …

Psychology

Science Just Discovered a Dead Simple Trick to Boost Concentration

Actually, some types of multitasking might be a good idea after all, according to the latest research.<p>You've probably heard that multitasking will rot your brain. I've written plenty of posts on the subject myself. Here's one saying that doing two or more things at once makes you as dumb as being …

Productivity

Science can help you reach enlightenment — but will it mess with your head?

A Navy SEAL, broad-chested and strongly built, floats peacefully on the water, as his recent deployment to a war-torn country becomes a distant …

Your brain as laboratory: The science of meditation

The idea that meditation is actually a form of research is gaining respect<p>Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years, from a fringe interest to a mainstream trend championed by therapists, scientists and celebrities. As part of this shift, misconceptions and dismissals have given way to …

Meditation

How Simple Brain Science Predicts The Success Of Your Business

What if starting a successful business, or launching a new product, was so straightforward and predictable that it became a simple science? And imagine if you got your hands on that scientific formula, you’d be rich. Well as it turns out, a neuroscientist has created the formula, and he’s not …

The Brain

SBA Offers Tips for Wise Decision-Making

Sponsored By:<br>Blank<p>YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As you manage your business, you will be faced with important decisions that may impact the future of your …