Category Archives: Personal Growth

The Boston Marathon Tragedy – Standing Strong In The Face of Terrorism

The barrage of tragic images continues to haunt us. The horrible pictures and video show people’s lives painfully altered in a split second. The sickening accounts pour forward from eyewitnesses and trauma surgeons. The stark and depressing shots of… Read more

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Is All Research Created Equally?

Professionals are constantly looking to grow intellectually, and learn new ideas to add to their mental toolkit. One of the ways to do this is by reading the current research that is  pertinent to their field.  The research could be an MBA-style… Read more

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Are You a Bigot?

Back in 1971, a controversial comedy, All in the Family, captivated America.  The show featured a blue collar, World War II veteran, Archie Bunker, who was a prototypical bigot.  Set in the social turmoil of the early 70’s, the show examined… Read more

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The Blame Game – Fundamental Attribution Error

One of the more common and disruptive behaviors in the workplace is something that behavioral psychologists have named the Fundamental Attribution Error.  It involves attributing people’s actions to their competence or character as opposed to… Read more

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Boy That Guy’s a Moron – The Dunning-Kruger effect

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge” – Charles Darwin Have you ever been frustrated by the incompetence of another person in your professional or personal life?  Has their incompetence been more infuriating because… Read more

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