The Power of Expectations: Expect (Thor’s) Hammer and Everything Looks like a Nail

Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you were born and raised to be a warrior king. All your education, child rearing, and…

The Science of Smiling with Larry David

I am so relieved that a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm has begun. There is something about watching Larry David that feels like an…

Is Logic for Losers? Persuasion, Influence, and Biased Assimilation Effect

When engaging in a heated debate, how do you convince your opponent to abandon their stance and jump onboard yours? Most of us try to…

The Business Case for Giving Thanks

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It’s the one day of the year where I am able to slow down. Other occasions provide an opportunity to…

Suicide Squad’s Three Steps to Turning Enemies Into Allies

Have you ever experienced a workplace rivalry? Moving beyond healthy competition, I’m referring to opposition that is counterproductive to both you and your organization’s success.…