The New ADD of Workers: Abundant Distractions Disorder – And 7 Things You Can Do About It Now

As I sit here on the airplane, I’m in a sort of cocoon. There are no phones, no internet (not on this flight), and no one to take me off task. It is probably the most productive space I find myself in these days. It’s interesting that I know what the conditions are that allow … Read More

How Blinding Flashes of Brilliance Happen When We’re Not Looking

Have you ever been in conversation and tried to remember an old friend’s name (insert actor, movie, or any other tidbit you once knew) and you just can’t? You push and push the folds of your memory to find out what you already know, but alas, the harder you push the more the name on … Read More

Confidence Killer: “What ifs”

(Excerpted from the book by Scott G. Halford:  Activate Your Brain: How Understanding Your Brain Can Improve Your Work – And Your Life. Book available May 5, 2015) The feeling of self-confidence may go up when we get better at something, but resist believing that confidence will always follow from competence. When asked what makes … Read More