The Bearer Of Bad News Is Disliked, Here Is How You Deliver It

Giving bad news isn’t a fun activity, especially if you are giving it to someone you know. It’s an uncomfortable spot and it isn’t pleasant for the receiver. People are reluctant to give bad news (the MUM effect) and are eager to give good news. A series of 11 experiments provide evidence for a long-known …

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Brain-Based Learning: Theory, Strategies, And Concepts

One of the strongest applications of research in psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science is brain-based learning. It allows us to leverage research on how the brain learns in creating a new set of guiding principles for learning, teaching, training, and education. What is Brain-Based Learning? Brain-based learning is a paradigm of learning which addresses student …

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4 thinking flaws you should avoid to become more objective and rational

Fundamental thinking flaws you should avoid to become more rational and objective

I see 4 fundamental flaws in how people think. This is where you begin to start thinking critically about the world. Flaw 1 – A False dichotomy: People think in ‘Or’. Things are Black or White, It’s Nature or Nurture, It’s democracy or dictatorship, It’s good or bad, It is right for you or wrong …

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The Peter Principle OR Why Everyone Sucks At Their Job – tips to overcome incompetency in the work place

regression to the mean: peter principle

Back in 1969, a guy called Laurence Peter made a shrewd observation and published a book on it – The Peter Principle. If you are someone’s boss, you probably know this. You can skip ahead to the part where I discuss how to counter the Peter Principle. I’m certain everyone has a friend who complains about …

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4 cognitive biases you should be aware of

Cognitive biases, confirmation bias, anchoring effect, gambler's fallacy

These cognitive biases could be spoiling your decisions with incorrect perception. Understanding cognitive biases and overcoming them lie at the heart of negotiations, risk-taking, investments, audience building, developing relationships, choosing a moral side, debating, increasing sales, proving a point, etc. This is an endless list. Basically, anything that needs attention, observation, decision making, and perspective, …

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8 powerful ways to overcome thinking errors and cognitive biases

overcoming cognitive biases

There are cognitive biases and thinking errors. Our brains have evolved to have tendencies that, sometimes, and unfortunately, lead to errors. Our perception is compromised, our decisions are based on wrong information, our reactions are based on wrong information. So often. These could be errors in how the brain absorbs information- interpreting conversations, reading articles, understanding …

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What you need to know about success stories – survivorship bias

Understanding the survivorship bias

They are useless.    Well, not entirely. Let us see why.  The survivorship bias – you need success stories and failure stories. The survivorship bias is a thinking error that leads to false conclusions. With this article, you will be able to answer the following question. Question: Why do People who wear helmets on the road …

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