People

Increasing Empathy Skills in Conversation

Ever had that conversation that didn’t go as planned? Okay. That’s an easy question. Ever had that conversation where there was an underlying tension? The words...

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What is the Planning Fallacy?

The theory was first proposed in the late 1970s to explain our human tendency to overestimate our abilities in completing a task. We tend to estimate...

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Why Do We Struggle With Time Management?

One psychological explanation for why we struggle with time management is the planning fallacy. The planning fallacy causes us to feel out of control with our...

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If there is no struggle…

Long-term investors know the return on investment is an aggregate. It’s the combination of wins and losses that create a portfolio. Cut the losses. Maximize the...

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Building Walls For What?

Groups tend to grow into organizations. Organizations tend to grow into bureaucracies. Bureaucracies tend to lose their innovative edge. But why? Because of walls. For some...

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Communicating with Empathy: 3 Phrases to Use When Someone is Irritated

You could just pull rank. But that may not move you toward your vision. Instead, here are 3 things to say when someone is irritated. And...

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Confrontation and Candor

A confrontation is a clashing of forces or ideas. It’s not pleasant, and generally, we don’t like confrontation. And there’s a good reason for that. It’s...

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How to Feed Fear

Not because you want to do it, but because you need to avoid inadvertently doing so. Look, every monster needs to eat. Just don’t be the...

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10 Obstacles Teachers Face

There are many obstacles and challenges to overcome. Here are 10 obstacles your teachers face. More importantly, these are 10 obstacles you can have a direct...

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End of My Rope

A second grade teacher shared the story about her first year teaching. She was exploring tone and mood in a text, and she mentioned how authors...

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Team Entropy

Apart from physics, entropy is defined as a lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder. Entropy is a natural part of working as a...

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Back to School Letter 2.0

It’s almost time…you’ll be in the office soon getting ready to welcome your team back. You might even draft a back to school letter. Let’s think...

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Capacity

The dictionary defines it: The maximum amount that something can obtain. The amount that something can produce. Both leadership and management have one thing in common....

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Involvement and Engagement

There are many tactics that increase involvement. Likewise, there are many strategies that increase engagement. Knowing the differences between tactics and strategies will also shed light...

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True Costs of Dismissal

What are the true costs of dismissal? You know, the people costs. Take school dismissal. The bell rings. Everyone goes to their assigned duty and students...

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