Bursting the CEO Bubble

Bursting the CEO Bubble

When you’re the CEO of a large organization—or even a small one—your greatest responsibility is to recognize whether it requires a major change in direction. Indeed, no bold new course of action can be launched without your say-so. Yet your power and privilege leave...
A Woman’s Perspective on Power Posing and Testosterone

A Woman’s Perspective on Power Posing and Testosterone

For eight months in 1998 and 1999, I woke every morning in search of chimpanzee pee. That pee held the key to the chimps’ testosterone levels, and I helped to catch it. To do this, I would hike through the rainforest to the trees in which the chimpanzees had built...
Why is Emotional Intelligence Important for Business Success

Why is Emotional Intelligence Important for Business Success

Emotional intelligence is ‘mind over emotions’.  A person with emotional intelligence does not react emotionally on autopilot.  A typical person acts 40%-60% of the time on auto pilot.  A person with emotional intelligence acts on autopilot much...

How to Design Behavior

Until now, the explosion of methods for changing behavior has been a hodgepodge of author-centric noise. Reading all of the books, blogs, and blowhards can leave one confused by their seemingly conflicting advice. Pundits push their methods as cure-alls. For example,...