How to Tame Your Emotions and Make Better Choices

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How to Tame Your Emotions and Make Better Choices: Aligning rational and emotional information processing James Langabeer, 2022, As Featured in Psychology Today Have you noticed that you rarely think at your best when you get really upset? As I watched the Will Smith “slapping” incident at the Oscars earlier this year, I was reminded[…more]

Cultivating Optimism And Leadership In Your Small Business

(Originally Featured in Forbes.com, July 14 2022) Most of us have general predispositions, or tendencies, to either see the world as bright and sunny, or dark and gloomy. Especially given these times—amidst persistent Covid, the war in Ukraine, spiraling inflation, and a declining stock market—it is difficult to stay hopeful and positive. There is nothing[…more]

What is happening to company loyalty?

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Loyalty is defined as a “…a strong sense of allegiance”. I remember in my father’s day, people worked their entire life for one employer! But, nowadays…Have you noticed a change (decrease) in your sense of allegiance to your job? With companies wooing recruits with high salaries and perks, it isn’t any surprise that we’re seeing[…more]

How to Make Better Decisions (in Forbes)

This Article originally appeared in Forbes on November 15, 2021. Businesses and consumers alike routinely make selections between alternatives, or choices. These choices could propel an organization to buy a new building or start a new service line. As consumers, we choose how much to spend and where to live. Decisions are all around us[…more]

On Choosing Poorly, and Learning from it!

I have studied thousands of organizational and personal decisions during my lifetime and researched decision-making for most of my life. Yet, I sure have made a lot of bad decisions myself! I can look back every day and find some perfect examples of wrong choices I made, things I could have done differently. It can[…more]

Should You Buy Cryptocurrency? What to consider first.

I get this question a lot. Should I buy cryptocurrency, or specifically Bitcoin? It’s interesting that so many people are talking about this alternative currency. This is a legitimate question, as the prices of some of these currencies have skyrocketed over the last few years. Is it time to jump in? Here, my intention is[…more]

Habits, Hunches, and Heuristics: Making the Most of the 3 H’s to Improve Your Decisions

Our unique DNA of decision-making is formed by a combination of what I call the 3 H’s (Habits, Hunches, and Heuristics). Develop a mindful process for choosing will improve your results.

Avoid Distractions to Improve Your Financial Decisions

Have you ever actually noticed when you are not fully present? This is hard to do. Maybe you are driving and realize you haven’t actually paid attention to your route for a while. Or you are on a call while simultaneously watching a video, petting your dog, and brushing your teeth? Are you a multitasker?[…more]

Fraud, Scams, and Your Money

When it comes to people trying to scam me, I feel like I have seen it all. I’ve now had multiple people, in different states no less, recently try to file for unemployment or other government benefits fraudulently using my personal information. I’ve had people send me phishing emails claiming they would publish “secret” photos[…more]

3 Financial Choices to Make Now

There are so many reasons to be optimistic about the economy right now. Stock markets are up, unemployment is really low, wages are rising, and consumers are generally confident and buying. Mortgage rates are at nearly all time lows. All good signs. Of course there is a lot of concern about potential inflation (price increases)[…more]

Christmas is Coming! 5 decision tips to avoid supply shortages

You can’t turn on the news anymore without talk about how the “supply chain” is going to kill Christmas! What? How can this be? and wait. What even is a supply chain? On one hand I am happy that the field of logistics has risen to such prominence. I started my career in this area,[…more]