Tag Archives: #habits

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

3 Simple Steps to Make a Difference Today

Warren Buffett once famously said that “someone is sitting in the shade today because someone else planted a tree a long time ago.” Breaking that down, there are two critical messages that we can all take away from this. The first is that we need to think long-term and big-picture. We need to be “tree-planters”[…more]