Persuasion Articles of the Week

Photo "Slot Machines" by Rennett Stowe, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Photo “Slot Machines” by Rennett Stowe, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

#leadership #teams #illusions #mobilephone #sequence #music #scam #socialengineering

How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader

This is interesting to see how the leadership qualities are framed differently to make them desirable (or not).

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

These traits can be developed by leaders. They include a sense of safety in a group setting, and making the work meaningful to team members. Dale Carnegie would say, arouse in the other person an eager want.

These incredible optical illusions reveal the ‘hidden workings of the brain’, boffins say

So much of our reality comes from our visual input, which is easily fooled.

Our minds have been hijacked by our phones.

Yes, they have. Dopamine hits and all that, the phones are designed to be addictive.

4 Mistakes That Ruin a First Impression, According to Science

Maybe just take an interest in the other person, ok?

Sequences and Consequences

In a concert setting, people can be lead towards having more fun based on the sequence of music played. “Fast, medium fast, fast, slow song or ballad…. And I don’t want to use the term ‘brainwashed’…”

How a podcaster managed to confront his tech support scammer, in person

Social Engineering uses tactics of persuasion to trick victims into giving up computer access or personal information.