The Downside of Genius

The Downside of Genius

Brilliance has its costs. The smartest person in the room may be as insufferable as she is inspiring, and angst-ridden artists may introduce us to brave new ways of thinking.

Why Transparency is Always the Best Leadership Policy

First and foremost, people want to do business with someone they trust.

Dangerous Genius: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector

The fine line between madness, evil and creativity.

How to Reduce the Maintenance of High-Maintenance Employees

Like so much in effective management, the key involves clarity.

The Great Baez-Dylan Love Affair

Joan Baez and Bob Dylan's love affair captures a generation

A Serial Killer's Postmortem Maze

The FBI seeks our help to identify the victims of a deceased serial predator.

Picasso & Woody Allen: On Art and it's Artists

Can We Like the Art & Not the Artist?

Why We Desire, But Don't Promote, Creative Leaders

We love stories of creative leaders; we just don’t want to be led by them.

Polanski, Evil and Creativity: Does Talent Trump Bad Behavior?

What is the connection between creativity and evil?

Does Feeling Sad Mean Being Wiser?

Sadder but wiser? New research suggests not.

Visiting the Past

What I learned volunteering on the psych ward

Smart Kids Face Challenges Too

How parents foster true potential in bright children

Outsider Geniuses: Michelangelo and Leonardo

How did Michelangelo and da Vinci come to be the geniuses they were?

When Life Poses Big Questions

Do not wait to reflect on the meaning of life

Lifting the Burden of Potential

Helping Children Develop a Healthy Perspective on Achievement.

He Left a Huge Post-Ironic Hole

David Foster Wallace's life and work continue to seduce us.

Why Intelligence Alone Won’t Lead to Success

Which type(s) of intelligence do you possess?

Success Can Breed the Narcissism of "Tall Man Syndrome"

Too much charisma from status, wealth, or good looks can invite narcissism.

A Route to Creativity for Depressed Poets

Creativity made possible for distressed poets by meds, a trusted doc.