Archive for month: January, 2021

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And what can we do about it?

If we want to improve the competence level of people in leadership positions, we need to improve our own competence for judging and selecting them, especially when they are men, says organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. Have you ever worked with [...]

What old story about yourself are you still believing? Here’s how to find it and change it

Many of us hold deeply ingrained beliefs about ourselves that are simply not true. You can start to free yourself from them by editing your narrative, says psychiatrist John Sharp. There are many things in our lives that we have [...]

How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth

I have struggled with feelings of unworthiness for as long as I can remember. From the outside, my life looked pretty perfect when I was growing up. My parents had a happy marriage, they were supportive and they earned enough [...]

Do you take things personally? Here’s how to stop

Let’s say I’m trying to find a specific location so I’m driving really slowly. The person in the car behind me starts honking and flashing their headlights at me. How do I respond? I take it personally. I know I shouldn’t. [...]

The surprising power in not winning

When we come thisclose to triumph, we gain potent energy that we can use to fuel later success, says business school professor Monica Wadhwa. When we daydream about being at the Olympics or the Academy Awards, we usually picture ourselves [...]

Don’t get fooled or conned again — 5 tactics to look out for

People and businesses routinely use five techniques to get us to do what they want, says presenter and broadcaster Alexis Conran. Here’s how to recognize them. Most of us get fooled or conned on a regular basis. No, we’re probably not [...]

How to tame your inner advice monster

All of you know your advice monster. Somebody starts telling you about something. Even though you don’t really know the situation or the people involved and you certainly don’t have the full context, after about 10 seconds your advice monster [...]