Experts don’t always give better advice—they just give more
Skillful performance and skillful teaching are not always the same thing, so we shouldn't expect the best performers to be the best teachers as well.
Are we born with a moral compass?
Researchers have found that young infants can make and act on moral judgments, shedding light on the origin of morality.
Narcissistic bosses stymie knowledge flow and cooperation inside organizations
Narcissists hinder knowledge transfer within organizations due to a sense of superiority that leads them to overestimate the value of their own knowledge and underestimate the value of that of other people.
How organizations can encourage bursts of creativity
Hot streaks last about five years on average and directly result from years of exploration (studying diverse styles or topics) immediately followed by years of exploitation (focusing on a narrow area to develop deep expertise). Afterwards, individuals return to “normal” and no longer follow any pattern of exploration or exploitation.
Play reduces stress and forms deeper connection
While many educators in higher education believe play is a method that is solely used for elementary education, higher education students are more engaged and motivated when they are taught using playful pedagogy rather than the traditional lecture-based method.
Physical stress on the job causes brain and memory decline in older age
The key to cognitive longevity is learning. Most purely physical occupations involve little new information or learning so therefore the brain begins to decay earlier and faster. So what is our societal and corporate responsibility?
Sharing of tacit knowledge is most important aspect of mentorship
The most impactful mentors are those who teach students to think independently and communicate their unique viewpoints effectively.
Students without a future - journalists, lawyers and accountants
Educators are encouraging aspiring journalists to look for work outside the news business.
Multitasking increasingly disrupts learning
The phenomenon of multitasking across three or four internet-connected devices simultaneously is increasingly common. The researchers behind this study were curious to know how often this happens during online as opposed to face-to-face education with a teacher physically present.
The enduring benefits of hiring a star
I’m the Managing Partner of A Large Law Firm and I’m looking to bulk up my partner team in a crucial area. Do I promote three SA's at $500,000 p.a. each or do I hire a known rainmaker at $4,000,000? Part of the answer may lie in how much the rest of my partners can learn from the rainmaker’s creativity and innovative approaches.
Science can make your meetings better
Drawing from almost 200 scientific studies on workplace meetings, a team of psychologists provides recommendations for making the most out of meetings before they start, as they're happening, and after they've concluded. Their report is published in Current Directions in Psychological Science.
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