The most often-read essay about procrastination on the Internet is entitled "Structured Procrastination" written by John Perry, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University. John is also the co-host of the popular Philosophy Talk radio show. On January 30th, I joined John and co-host Ken Taylor (Stanford) to talk about procrastination. Here are some highlights.
On the evening of March 25, 1996, Sharon Stone walked to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to present the Oscar for Best Musical Score. Whether she started a trend or just signalled it, Stone's choice of wardrobe tells a new story about the choices we make.
Salacious images in ice cubes? Subliminal commands in movie theaters? Years after the de-bunking of myths of advertising mind control, we're coming to realize that unconscious responses to persuasion are just a part of daily cognition.
You spot her at a party, half-facing you. You're interested, and even more interested when she turns her back to you, to reveal the tatoo of the Apple apple on her left shoulder. "Now that''s brand-loyalty!" you think. But are we brand-loyal? Or is it something else?
Is It Ever the Smart Thing To Do? It's pretty clear that many of those investors caught by the crash of the credit bubble in 2008 were following the crowd. But what about the short sellers....
Last week should aptly be renamed "National Blaming Week". A mentally unstable young man commits a horrendous and senseless act of violence. Our response? Blame somebody - blame something! Many in this country responded to the recent shootings in Tucson by blaming anyone and anything that could have potentially and negatively influenced...
On Febuary 16, Nate Montana, son of the famed pro quarterback Joe Montana, announced that he was transferring from Notre Dame, his father's alma mater, to the University of Montana. You probably know some of the rest of this fascinating story. . .
The debate over Bem's psi studies has sprouted a sidebar debate over statistical analysis. Never mind the fear inducing, amygdala activating word "statistics." The question is how do we learn from evidence? I submit that both Bem and his critics are barking up the wrong tree.
So how do successful organizations go about looking for and identifying leaders when they do their hiring? Although there is no magic formula, here are a few insights on techniques that can help an organization gain a reliable prognosis of leadership potential in prospective hires.
We often choose consumer products and adopt regional dialects, whether consciously or not, in order to project a certain social identity. With American dialects pulling apart and becoming more distinct from each other, even big corporations like McDonald's want to be part of your in-group. TV commercials are starting to talk to you in your own accent.
"Leadership is a journey, not a destination." What this means is that every leader, regardless of his or her position or successes, needs to continually work on leadership development.So, what are the key elements for you to successfully develop as a leader?