I remember reading an article another scientist sent me, essentially describing some research in the Netherlands. They conducted three experiments, putting Dutch university students in different scenarios designed to make them feel either dominant or subordinate in ‘rank’. They were then asked to perform thinking tasks, such as solving puzzles. The ‘powerless’ ones had trouble […]Read More Warning: Powerlessness May Be Dangerous to Your Brain – and Your Business
Election Day will be here soon. Wherever you live, you’ll probably be asked a few ballot questions along with your selection of candidates for whatever job openings there are. Yours might be about your willingness to fund some project or change some tradition or underwrite some new bureaucracy. Did you ever notice that these Election […]Read More What if We Gave an Election and No One Came?
I still do a lot of speaking, and sometimes I recycle words, phrases, and even sentences I’ve used before. So, in preparation for a private event, I was looking for a speech I gave a long time ago and found this instead. It seems timely for now and right here. It was taken from a […]Read More Still Speaking Up – and Out
“In effective teams, people are able to share time appropriately. They cooperate over it and in the act of sharing it they actually cause it to expand.” – Dr. Janice Presser Apparently I said that a while back because I found it quoted (with appropriate attribution no less!) a while back. I checked with the […]Read More Expanding Time
Yes, I was an enthusiastic Monty Python fan, and no, I never tired of watching the same silly bits. (I think you might have to be over a certain age to understand Python-mania.) They were reliably funny, well into reruns and marathons. So, as I prepare for a new adventure, I’m going to re-post some […]Read More Now for Something (almost) Completely the Same
There was a bit of kerfuffle over Woodstock 50, which even Michael Lang and Sir Richard Branson couldn’t fix, so here we are, a couple of weeks after the three days of the original peace and music event, and there hasn’t been an anniversary event to truly commemorate those days as they really were. And […]Read More Fifty Years Later, Still Rocking
I was going to end this series with sex, drugs, Rock & Roll, and maybe even time it for the 50thanniversary of Woodstock. But, when you do a series, even though you plan it out at the beginning, other people keep discovering new and notable enhancements, and then you want to keep going. I’m going […]Read More Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Not Quite the End of the Story