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Social Intelligence

Build Strong Stakeholder Relationships Through These Three Social Intelligence Methods

Form lasting connections to stakeholders and help them feel understood by using the three social intelligence methods of empathetic listening, echoing and mirroring, and building rapport.
Getting back to normal

The Trap of Getting Back to Normal in the Pandemic

Your company can survive and thrive in the new abnormal of the pandemic by protecting yourself from mental blindspots such as the normalcy bias.
survive and thrive

How Your Household Can Survive and Thrive During This Pandemic

You can survive and thrive in the new abnormal of the pandemic by identifying and addressing fundamental needs of your household: safety, connection, and self-esteem.
unconscious bias

What Is Unconscious Bias (And How You Can Defeat It)

To address unconscious bias requires understanding what it is and where and how you might fall into it. Just as importantly, it requires developing a series of healthy mental habits that prevent you from falling for unconscious bias.
Empathy

3 Key Empathy-Based Methods to Uncover the Truth About Your Stakeholders

Using the three social intelligence methods during a stakeholder meeting will help you learn the truth about your stakeholders’ needs, which will empower you to solve their problems and foster stronger relationships with them.
Optimistic and Pessimistic

The Secret of Getting Optimistic and Pessimistic Employees to Collaborate Effectively

Maximize the value that pessimists and optimists bring to your enterprise by helping them work together well. Optimists should generate half-baked ideas and give them to the pessimists, who would select the most viable notions and finish baking them into full-fledged plans.
working from home

How to Prevent Failure in Working From Home to Address the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

To prevent disasters in transitioning to working from home, imagine that your transition completely failed. Then, brainstorm all plausible reasons for failure, and generate solutions to these potential problems. Do the same to maximize success.
cognitive biases

12 Mental Skills to Defeat Cognitive Biases

To avoid decision disasters and defeat cognitive biases, develop the 12 critical skills that cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics show are needed for mental fitness.
Stakeholder Engagement

8 Powerful Questions You Need to Ask Before Stakeholder Engagement

Asking the 8 Powerful Questions during a pre-engagement stakeholder assessment will lead to better engagement and stronger relationships with your stakeholders.
Pandemic Preparation

The One Huge Mistake Everybody Makes in COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Preparation

Official guidelines for COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic preparation assume a wildly optimistic scenario due to dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases. You need to instead prepare for a realistic pessimistic scenario.