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22Jun2022

Rewards at work: a cautionary tale

  • By Ian Bradley
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I had the recent privilege of consulting to a company that specializes in employee recognition- the tangible kind of recognition where good performance is rewarded with personalized mugs, trophies or any number of concrete goodies from their expansive inventory. Their business is going well. Both as a believer in the value of employee recognition, and
16Jun2022

Good Work and Life Habits: sustaining them

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In my previous post, I discussed various ways to develop new behavioural habits. The question is: how do we sustain them? Put that new habit into a larger category: It is important to put daily tasks, especially newly developed habits, into mental categories that reflect your basic values. In other words, you’re not just avoiding
14Jun2022

Good Work and Life Habits; steps to development

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Good habits are great. They function like automatic algorithms that silently work in the background to help us engage in adaptive behaviour. “Silently” is key. That is, without conscious thought or deliberate effort, we can effortlessly go to the gym, benefit from regular sleep and eat healthily. Automatically buckling the seat belt of your car
05Jun2022

What hockey players can learn from bad bosses

  • By Ian Bradley
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I’ve spent a great deal of my professional life doing two things-helping executives become better bosses and helping professional hockey players to reach their potential. Their respective roads to success are lined with many similar qualities- hard work, grit, dealing with pressure, teamwork- to name only a few. However, in one area – reacting to
28May2022

Creative and Effective problem-solving, conclusion

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Here are the final five tips Tip VI Testing out Hypotheses After creatively generating multiple hypotheses, it’s time to test them out. Developing, testing through data collection and then refining the hypothesis is the cornerstone of science and perhaps of our own central nervous system as first explained in Pribram’s TOTE system. This process requires
22May2022

Creative and Effective Problem-Solving

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Problems in business are the norm; however, accepted ways to solving those problems might be less obvious. I have assembled a two-part, 10-tip guide, that follows a timeline from conceptualization of the problem to the ultimate presentation of a possible solution. I hope that you find the material helpful.
09Feb2022

Training psychologists: are we selecting the best?

  • By Ian Bradley
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It’s letter-writing season for a lot of university professors.  Although actual letter-writing seems like an all but forgotten activity in this email universe, writing letters of reference for undergraduates aspiring to enter doctoral programs.  In my field of clinical psychology, is serious business from December until March.  I acquiesce to most requests but with a
29Aug2021

Psychological Aspects of Persuasion

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So many of our actions involve persuasion, be it bargaining for new house, convincing a voter, or more frequently, in my game, getting someone to change. Persuasion is simply a ubiquitous part of human nature.   “All governments –indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act – is founded on compromise.
24Feb2021

Procrastination: why it doesn’t work.

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People who come to my office to complain about procrastination invariably get it wrong.   The problem is not the 11th hour mad dash to pull an all-nighter to finish the report, nor is it the lost opportunity cost that would have accrued if adequate time and resources had been devoted to the task. It’s not
29Jan2021

Ten Tips to Conquer Workplace Problems

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Problems in business are the norm; however, accepted ways to solving those problems might be less obvious. I have assembled a 10-tip guide that follows a timeline from conceptualization of the problem to the ultimate presentation of a possible solution. I hope that you find the material helpful.   Tip 1 Characterizing the Problem:   Starting
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