Critical Thinking

When the Alarm Sounds

Imagine you are at work. You are sitting at your desk, engrossed in a task. Suddenly the fire alarm goes off. What would you do? Most of us reading this probably think we’d immediately get [...]

Cognitive Dissonance at Work

Knowing how cognitive dissonance works is the key to understanding why the human brain is so really bad at responding to ideas that conflict with a person’s core beliefs, regardless of how nonsensical they [...]

Video – Liminal Thinking and the Elephant

This light-hearted whiteboard animation discusses liminal thinking - the part of our reasoning which happens just below the threshold of conscious thought. This phenomenon is demonstrated with the classic tale of the blind men and the elephant: one [...]

Don’t Ever Let Go of the Basics

An accountant, known and respected for his accuracy and diligence at work, was nonetheless somewhat of a mystery in his small office for over a half century. Polite and soft-spoken, he talked very little and [...]

Jessica Terwiel on Conflict De-escalation

Jessica Terwiel recently appeared on the podcast “Left at the Valley”, discussing the often-neglected art of conflict de-escalation - stepping away and taking time to cool down. Jessica offers some solid life advice, sparkling wittily in her [...]

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