Human issues

Multitasking: Why Do We Do It? – IEEE Spectrum Attention span has shrunk alarmingly short. We seem to look for and welcome distractions.  “We are information-seeking creatures” Just as ancient humans foraged for food, we now forage for information (Maybe we need to include personal communications and entertainment in the general concept of information). We’re easily bored, and there is the FOMO effect,

You Cannot Learn What You Think You Already Know “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” -Epictetus, Discourses, Book II, ch. 17 What It Means Be it a skill, craft, or just general knowledge, to improve yourself is to learn. But you cannot learn if you believe there is nothing left for you to learn. What if

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists? The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place. Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments.  When leaders behave humbly, followers emulate their modest attitude and behavior.  A clinical study illustrates that when charisma overlaps

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently | IFLScience As Pablo Picasso put it: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. The idea that some people see more possibilities than others is central to the concept of creativity. Psychologists often measure creativity using divergent thinking tasks.  The aspect of our personality that appears

From Macro to Micro: A Visual Guide to the Brain – IEEE Spectrum This a short introduction to human brain: In the human brain, higher-level information processing occurs in the neocortex, neural tissue that forms the outer layer of the cerebral cortex. In its intricate folds, brain cells work together to interpret sensory information and to form thoughts and plans. 

10 work skills for the postnormal era – Work Futures World Economic Forum’s skills list is way out of date. We need new ways to think about — and talk about — this rapidly changing world. Deep generalists can ferret out the connections that build the complexity into complex systems, and grasp their interplay. In postnormal times creativity may paradoxically become normal: an everyone, everyday, everywhere, process.

Tips for overcoming your team’s impostor syndrome |

Tips for overcoming your team’s impostor syndrome Want to overcome your team’s feelings of inadequacy? Start by making different language choices.   “Are we the right people to be doing this?” someone said. That sentence hit me hard. It expressed the feeling that we shouldn’t be in the position we’re in. It expressed a