Is Your Workplace More Like a Haunted House? Five Benefits of Fear

Growing up, one of my favorite Halloween traditions was to go to haunted houses with my buddy Brian. Every year, he would find the most…

Ancestor Worship versus Progress: An Unpleasant Lesson from the Trump Presidency

Why are people resistant to change? Amongst the popular theories are fear of the unknown, self-doubt, and unfamiliarity of the “big picture.” These are all…

Complaining is Not Catharsis: Choose Sportsmanship Over Purposeless Venting

Few things bother me more than complaining. I’m not referring to actual complaints, the kind where the individual has a legitimate gripe and would like…

Jason Bourne on Unethical Amnesia

Why does a leader act unethically? Are they pervasively corrupt? Do they lack a moral foundation? Are they generally depraved? If people were so predictable,…

Dory on Improving Your Memory

Last week, I had the good fortune of attending a company’s midyear recognition ceremony. It was your typical workplace event until the CEO took the…