Are you getting all you want? Are you achieving all of your goals and succeeding in life? Are you living a fully intentional life? If you are, I salute you. I can’t make the same claim. To live a more intentional life, I constantly strive to gain greater agency, the quality of living intentionally. In…

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Collaborative Truth-Seeking

We frequently use debates to resolve different opinions about the truth. However, debates are not always the best course for figuring out the truth. In more emotionally charged situations, the technique of collaborative truth-seeking is often better. The Problem with Debates The usual method of hashing out disagreements in order to discover the truth about…

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  True leaders at any level of the totem pole show their leadership primarily through emotional intelligence, knowing and managing their own emotions. After all, the only things we can control in life are our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and if we can manage those, we can lead our organizations from anywhere in the hierarchy.…

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  Struggling to get work done instead of slacking off? Tempted by that second doughnut? Struggling to resist checking your phone? Shopping impulsively on Amazon? What you need is more willpower!   Recent research shows that strengthening willpower is the real secret to the kind of self-control that can help you resist temptations and achieve…

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What do you feel when you imagine standing up in front of an audience? Visualize the bright lights in your face, see all those people looking at you and expecting you to deliver a top-notch performance. Do butterflies start fluttering about in your stomach? Do your palms start to sweat? Does your head get light?…

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  Back when I was in high school and through the first couple of years in college, I had a clear career goal.   I planned to become a medical doctor.   Why? Looking back at it, my career goal was a result of the encouragement and expectations from my family and friends.   My…

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