- 4 Worth the Read
By Leo Boudreau
It seems like every week there are significant discoveries about how the brain works and the impact that has on individual behavior. These learnings will have a profound impact on managing as we learn more and more about how people respond to situations, stimulus and emotions. Even more importantly, we may learn how little our management style impacts behavior and how much of how people act and react is hard-wired from the brain. I think the knowledge that we will gain from brain research will have the most profound impact on management of any factor over the next 10 years.
1. This recent work on human behavior indicates that every decision we make draws from a reserve that we have and that the reserve becomes depleted over the course of a day. I think it has really interesting implications for managers and all of us, in our day-to-day lives.
2. Another interesting article on how we can try and take control of the work that our brain is unconsciously doing to us.
3. Finally, a little something that may teach us how to be a little happier.
4. I found the following article interesting. Much of it is repeated wisdom but I thought the section concerning a “healthy dose of prudence” was new thinking and counter intuitive to what I had always believed.