A decade or so ago, I bought two pairs of jeans and loved them. I wore those pairs until a year ago when they couldn’t handle my bulging abs (okay, okay, I just put on some weight). Over the past couple of years, I’ve been wearing jeans more frequently thanks to graduate school and a workplace […]
There’s plenty of great research that shows that our actions are heavily biased by the default option. Given how important defaults are to our decision making, every once a while, it is helpful to ask ourselves – what is our default setting? For instance, we can choose to: – Trust or to doubt. – Take […]
There are five career priorities – 1. Location 2. Industry 3. Company 4. Role 5. Team/people Every career choice we make comes back to how we solve for these. We can make career decisions easier for ourselves by keeping four things in mind. First, we ought to know that it gets harder to change multiple priorities. If you […]
What is the first thing that gets thrown out of the window when things get busy or difficult? In my life, it used to be either sleep or exercise a few years ago. I know folk who would point to a good diet or reading good books. And, then there are others who would probably […]
Our ability to reflect and see ourselves from an outside point of view is a big part of what makes us human. A side-effect of that ability is to dwell on roads not taken. We could spend days wondering about “what if I had..” I’ve noticed two patterns whenever I think of roads not taken. First, […]
Most decisions we make have unintended consequences. These unintended consequences are typically caused by the downstream effects of a decision, i.e., your decision results in something (that you likely hoped for), that, in turn, causes something you probably didn’t intend. There are 2 ways to avoid negative unintended consequences – 1. Experience. If you’ve experienced it […]
For managers – between structure and ambiguity. For CEO’s – between centralization and decentralization. For survey creators – between question rich surveys that will yield many an insight and shorter surveys that will actually be completed. For teachers and coaches – between the stretch zone and panic zone. For us – between life, work and everything else […]
Chip and Dan Heath published a fantastic book on decision making called “Decisive.” We loved it so much that we spent many hours discussing it and summarizing it. Creating a “LearnoGraphic” felt like a natural next step. Do check it out and do let us know what you think. We hope you find it useful!