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3 Decision Traps and How to Overcome Them

3 Decision Traps and How to Overcome Them

You will have seen over previous weeks that decision making is something of interest to me, in part because when helping improve client communication, I need to ask sensible questions to make sure that their material is not only presented well but that their content...

Am I crazy trying to do handstands at my age?

Am I crazy trying to do handstands at my age?

Learning to do a handstand as an adult is providing me with some interesting – and at times frustrating! – reminders about what it is like to learn something new. I have been reminded that not all goals, and definitely not all practice is equal. Even when learning to...

How to take the drudgery out of building a new skill

How to take the drudgery out of building a new skill

It is no secret that dopamine hits are seductive. They trigger a very real and frankly delicious biological response that make us want more. This is why Facebook introduced ‘likes’. This is why gamification of social media is a major focus of all platforms. This is...

An idea to boost your critical thinking abilities

When I first joined McKinsey as a communication specialist, I was astounded at how quickly consultants came up with rigorous ways to think about new issues. Over time I came to see how they did it and wanted to share one related strategy that will help you with your...