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"Engineering Department employees, 1962, Item 74240" by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Cultivating Pride with Gratitude and Compassion keeps your team working happily. Photo “Engineering Department employees, 1962, Item 74240” by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

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Inside View versus Outside View

We can make better decisions when we analyze data from similar situations. But we usually don’t.


The Subtle Nudges That Could Unhook Us From Our Phones

Smartphone apps are designed to hook our attention. They often work against our longer-term goals and preferences. Could apps be redesigned to help us be productive, complete our task, and move on?


You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

We have limited focus and energy. The brain is designed to hold what’s relevant now. If a memory or knowledge isn’t recalled regularly, it starts to slip.


How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

The emotions of Gratitude and Pride are a feedback loop that lead to better work, while Compassion helps cultivate those emotions. Use these emotions, not logic or reason, to overcome people’s limited willpower.