A Lesson in Humility (and Fundamental Attribution Error)

In the research world, reliability has to do with the quality of measurement. According to the basic theory of reliability, one cannot calculate it; one can only estimate it. In addition, there are a variety of different types of reliability that each have multiple and unique estimation methods. It’s complicated. In the human world, the concept of…

Tell Me Something Good

[Cue the music] You ain’t got no kind of feeling inside I got something that’ll sho nuff set yo’ stuff on fire You refuse to put anything before your pride What I got will knock your pride aside Tell me something good Tell me that you love me, yeah Tell me something good Tell me…

Stuck? 6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Get Unstuck

The clock is ticking, the deadlines are looming, and the stress is mounting. We’ve all been there. Persistence, inertia,  determination, or a combination of the three keep you trapped in the hamster wheel. Sadly, the harder you try to get ahead, the more overwhelmed and behind you feel. Pretty soon, you’re just plain stuck.  However, the plan…

4 Gritty Traits that Pave the Path to Success

A few months ago, I struck up a conversation with my seat mate on a plane. He was the CEO of a midsize manufacturing company. The standard small talk  (“Are you coming or going…business or pleasure… what do you do?”) led to him sharing a personal story about his first rejection letter – a letter that…