Simple concept with big implications: In small groups, money corrupts.
In environments that are built on personal interaction and trust among intimates, transactions based on money don’t increase efficacy, they degrade it.
At the other end of the scale, in transactions between strangers, cash scales. Cash enables us to interact with people we don’t know and probably won’t see again.
But if you…
Goal-setting can be a handy way of improving performance, except when we fall foul of a nasty little side-effect.
Take dieting as an example. Let’s say you’ve set yourself a daily calorie limit. You manage to keep to this for a few days until one evening after work, your colleagues drag you out to a restaurant.
Instead of your healthy meal at home you’re faced with a restaurant menu. But things…
It’s important to recognize these impediments to the creative thought process because many are insidious, and worse yet, most can be made on the managerial end, meaning we may be stifling our creative workers without even realizing it.
For those of us doing creative work, we must be mindful of these deterrents of the creative process so we can continue to put out our most novel ideas.1. Role…
The problem with most business and leadership advice is that it’s a little like this: The two circles aren’t the point.