The Confident Idiot
In well-meaning attempts to boost our confidence ahead of challenging moments, people often try to draw our attention to our strengths: our intelligence, our competence, our experience.But this can –...
On Impostor Syndrome
Faced with challenges, we often leave the possibility of success to others, because we don’t seem to ourselves to be anything like the sort of people who win.
How to Lose the Fear of Being an Idiot
We tend to fear being an idiot as a terrible, remote possibility. This keeps us anxious and unsettled.
Why it’s Good To Be a Loser
Our societies have advanced tendencies to label certain people ‘winners’ and others – logically enough – ‘losers’.
How to Enjoy Work on its Own Terms
In a perfect world, when it came to choosing an occupation, we would have only two priorities in mind: to find a job that we enjoyed, and to find a...
Four Questions to Spark Innovation
The stresses of running any business with even moderate success are pretty much all consuming. It’s no wonder, therefore, if enterprises sometimes lack the time to stand back and think...
What Empathy is - and Why We Need It
We know that empathy is a deeply important quality, which enables us to see the world as it looks through other, normally very different, eyes.
Coping with Self-Criticism
We almost all have a character inside our minds whom we might call the inner critic.
How to be an Entrepreneur
The dream of becoming an entrepreneur is extremely common. Putting the plan in action requires many things, most importantly: a really great idea.