Are You the Voice of Reason? The Influential Impact of Speaking Rather Than Writing

When your phones rings, do you ever get annoyed that someone has the nerve to want to talk? Wouldn’t a text suffice, or maybe a…

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…

How Leaders Lead When They Aren’t Leading: The Power of a Calming Essence with Kenan Thompson

Much has been written about the ways a leader exudes presence. While there’s no singular definition, presence is often associated with charisma, how someone looks,…

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…

Insults and the Insulting Leaders Who Use Them

I recently read an article on foreignpolicy.com discussing how the media and U.S. policymakers commonly depict North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, as irrational. The piece…