One of my notes from February’s bystander training sticks with me all these weeks later: Often your first intervention will not work. Try another.” The maxim suggests to me patience and persistence with experiment. Focusing on results and using outcomes to assess people or programs won’t always make room for that. It also implies the […]
Happy new year! If you’ve set any goals or targets for 2017, turn those goals and targets into plans and schedules. Hope is a terrible strategy. You need more than hope. You need a plan.” —Mike Speegle I’m in your corner. Thanks for being in mine!
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, commonly represented as a pyramid, has physiological and safety concerns at its base. These basic concerns include food, shelter, and freedom from violence, and it makes sense that people need these existential needs met in order to live well. But it’s easy to focus on planning for everything else except the […]
Memory helps us to shape our sense of ourselves, and it’s a creative act, not an objective accounting. Psychologists have established what they call “hindsight bias,” a mental quirk that encourages us to believe that today’s outcomes were once obvious and inevitable and that tomorrow’s changes are unlikely. We assume more constancy and less variance […]