How our stereotypes influence our communications

What are we to make of this, White Liberals Present Themselves as Less Competent in Interactions with African-Americans? Here’s the crux of the article and the research: The researchers found that┬áliberal individuals were less likely to use words that would make them appear highly competent when the person they were …

How to have a happier and more productive workforce

Sometime during my experience as a full time student in the Tulane Business School’s MBA program (25 years ago now) I heard the following parable: An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the …

What have I gotten myself into?

I was on the verge of giving up. I was questioning my goals, my reasoning, my sanity. “What is the point of putting myself through this self-imposed torture?” “Man, that Oreo looks good.” “God, give me a sign!” I’ve been reading about low carbohydrate diets for years. I’ve thought about …