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How to Have a Well-Behaved Child

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Ultimately, good behavior depends on the development of a moral identity -- a child's inner sense of him or her self as a good and helpful person.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to ...

The Important Reason Why We Need To Embrace Creativity

James Clear | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Art Fry wasn't trying to create a best-selling office supply product. In the beginning, Fry was simply trying to design a better bookmark for his choir hymnal. He was just trying to create something small.

Why Dogs Shouldn't Stare -- Test Your Canine IQ!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

The problem for dogs is that few people teach this lesson, and it leads to a host of problems from leash aggression to jumping. I want to change that.

The Ultimate Father's Day Gift

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

You can't really change Dad, but you can improve the dynamic of your relationship all on your own by committing yourself to a narrow behavioral shift that's so achievable it can be sustained beyond Father's Day -- in fact, forever.

Three Nasty Little Words: 'No, But, However'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

An easy habit for people who like to win to fall into, and a surefire shortcut to killing conversations, is to start a sentence with "no," "but," or "however." It doesn't matter how friendly your tone is or how honey sweet you say these words, the message to your recipient is "You are wrong."

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 4)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 06.05.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Let's take a closer look at how pervasive our own blind spots are and see where, in society, we're most likely to change.

Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 05.28.2014 | Sports
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining frien...

'Are We There Yet?' The Worst Parenting Mistakes for Impatient Kids

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.23.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

We cannot expect our children to come into the world as patient and understanding as the Buddha. Teaching them patience teaches them how to operate in the world as healthy, well-adjusted adults. It teaches them how to monitor their emotions and how to think of others.

Agenda, Behavior, or Mood - What's Driving You?

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This is what you're actually, observably doing at any given moment, be it eating a candy bar or arguing with your spouse. Label the third one "Mood." This is how you're feeling at any given moment, be it happy, sad, angry, or anything else.

Model Good Behavior

Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

Research can be confounding when it comes to understanding what is considered best parenting practices these days. Do you praise a child's behavior or their character? Focus only on rewarding or also include punishment? Praise unconditionally or only in response to good behaviors?

An Insider's Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

By necessity, caring adults need to become detectives, analyzing what is taking place before the behavior (whether crying, screaming, biting, kicking, or running from the classroom) and how the environment either reinforces the behavior or helps to change it.

Are Men More Controlling?

Ken Kirsh | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Ken Kirsh

I'm not sure. Are you? Women have long been unfairly labeled as bitches when demonstrating firm leadership skills while men are described as strong. T...

Leadership at Scale (Why I Write)

James Clear | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Every Monday and Thursday for the past 16 months, I sat down in my chair, put my hands on the keyboard, and wrote a new article. Post after post. Week...

Decoding Your Dog: Proof That Dogs Think and Feel

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Now, the title Decoding Your Dog might not lead you to believe it's about dog training, but if we take just a moment to decode the word "training," then this book certainly fits the bill and offers a fresh new perspective on how training isn't something you do "to" a dog, it's something you do "with" them.

How Behavioral Science Can Make You a Mind Reader

Nicholas Epley | Posted 06.01.2014 | Science
Nicholas Epley

We simply do not understand others' thoughts, beliefs, emotions or intentions nearly as well as we think we do, even for those we presumably know the most.

There Is a Gap Between Our Leadership vision and Our Impact On Those We Lead (Friction Source #4)

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

The real challenge is, in the words of the legendary basketball coach John Wooden, "Are you good enough to get better?"

A Weekend With Marshall Goldsmith

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Goldsmith taught us to help more, judge less and encouraged us to always breathe and think before we open our mouths to speak. Is what you are saying really worth it?

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

5 Ways To Speak To Your Children Without Opening Your Mouth

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

A good chunk of communication between humans, regardless of age, is non-verbal. That means your children are listening even when you're not speaking.

You Had Me at GRRR

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Resort to biting? It sounds like the dog is making a conscious choice. Dogs communicating and the humans refusing to listen? What's that? A Saturday Night Live skit? Are you saying that people are to blame when dogs bite?

Master the New Science of Business Psychology in 5 Steps

Troy Campbell | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Troy Campbell

Alright, so most likely you don't have time to hire your own private behavioral insights team. So, what can you do? Here's how to become an amateur behavioral scientist.

Instill a Secure Self in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

A secure self emerges initially from the appropriate love you give your children. Your love provides them with the knowledge that there are people in their lives who can and will protect them when necessary. The secure self also evolves from the sense of competence they gain from skills.

Connecting Habits to Change

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

In my experience, once you've zeroed in, focused, and conquered one bad habit, it's out of your life, and your brain has space to adjust something new.

What it Takes to 'Train' a Child

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Effective parenting celebrates who a child is, reinforcing the child's true self -- loving the child for who she or he is, just as she or he is.