Diana Barea

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58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Here's The No. 1 Predictor Of Career Success, According To Network Science

Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and aimed to share the secrets he used to build the largest company in the world; things like attention to detail, attracting world-class talent and holding them to high standards.<p>We think we understand …

John Maeda on Twitter: "A creative leader is less concerned with being right, and more concerned with being real. https://t.co/YUsEyIsCL1 http://t.co/vxxahnnqvY"

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Mindfulness Mitigates Biases You May Not Know You Have

Researchers can’t seem to get enough of mindfulness. Studies have linked it to heightened creativity, improved concentration, lower stress, better working memory, and increased compassion. Now, new research also shows that it helps us overcome biases we’re not even aware we have.<p>The study, …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give

Would you rather hear positive feedback about your performance or suggestions for improvement?<p>For the last two weeks, we’ve been compiling data on this question, and on people’s general attitudes toward feedback, both positive and corrective. So far we’ve collected it from 899 individuals, 49% from …

10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Children

What do children know that adults seem to have forgotten? Children are more confident, more courageous and enjoy life far more intensely than adults. Sometimes it feels that we spend our entire lives trying to return to who we were as children. Here's what we can learn from our younger selves to …

Mood Ring—Cell Phones Can Hear Depression in People’s Voices - Facts So Romantic

For most of us, it’s easy to overlook life’s changeability. Each day’s events unfold with enough regularity that we believe we are on a stable path, …

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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat. I know this to be true because instead of enjoying the movie myself, I am measuring the brain activity of a dozen viewers. …

Become The Leader Worth Following - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

Examples of leaders are everywhere. Many are powerful, many are popular, but few are worthy of being followed.<p>The ones that extend themselves to keep …

Leadership Acceptance: Letting Go Of The Controls - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

In Chuck Yeager’s book The Right Stuff, he describes a time in the 1950’s when an elite group of US Air Force pilots set out to fly at altitudes …

What to Do When You Can’t Control Your Stress

Everyone can relate to a day at work that just starts off on the wrong foot. Perhaps you have just had an argument with a spouse or loved one, or you’re late for an appointment even though you had a million reminders in your schedule, or your inbox contains e-mail after e-mail with what seem like …