Force Field Analysis: Creating Synergy in Your Actions

Force Field Analysis: Creating Synergy in Your Actions

In order to make lasting change in your life, you need to make changes that foster that growth while also eliminating the factors that are limiting growth. Synergy is especially effective at minimizing the negative forces that push back against positive growth. The sociologist Kurt Lewin uses the Force Field Analysis as an analogy to explain: The performance level in any given situation is at an equilibrium between the driving forces and restraining forces. In order to achieve an effective action, you should strive to find balance. How can Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis help you understand this space between

The Abundance Mentality: Believing There’s Enough for Everyone

The Abundance Mentality: Believing There’s Enough for Everyone

Though there are several different mentalities, the Abundance Mentality is particularly useful and can help you learn and adapt. In habit 4, we discussed the win/win paradigm and the five traits that form a personality. Once of these essential traits was character, and a core part of your character is your mentality. Read on to find out more about the Abundance Mentality and its benefits.

How to Delegate Effectively + The 2 Types of Delegation

How to Delegate Effectively + The 2 Types of Delegation

How do you make sure you have time for your high-priority, Quadrant II goals, while also leaving room in your schedule for the unexpected? Delegate. To delegate means to assign tasks to others people or groups. Delegating is a way to manage time effectively, and helps you self-manage. There are two types of delegation, and learning how to delegate effectively will help you achieve the priorities you identified in your quadrant 2.

Diffusion of Innovation Theory—Target the Right Customers

Diffusion of Innovation Theory—Target the Right Customers

What is the diffusion of innovation theory? Why is it a critical piece of a good marketing strategy? The diffusion innovation theory is a theory that explains how innovations–whether they are products, services, or ideas–spread through a population. Also known as the law of diffusion of innovation, or the diffusion of innovation model, the theory looks at how different tiers of people–innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards–affect the marketing process. We’ll cover how the diffusion of innovation theory works, and what it means for your business.

Are Facial Expressions Universal? What the Research Says

Are Facial Expressions Universal? What the Research Says

Are facial expressions universal? It seems clear that some facial expressions, like those expressing sadness or happiness, are universal–but are they? We’ll cover the research on whether facial expressions are universal. Along the way, we’ll look at some of the dangers of making assumptions about people based on their facial cues and body language.

How to Talk to Strangers: 3 Important Things to Keep in Mind

How to Talk to Strangers: 3 Important Things to Keep in Mind

In our modern, seemingly borderless world, we have no choice but to interact with strangers. Yet we, as a society, are incompetent at making sense of the strangers we come across. So what should we do? Can we learn how to talk to strangers? We’ll discuss the three problems that cause us to have failed interactions with strangers and discuss how to talk to strangers in ways that are more successful. From Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers.

Do Facial Expressions in Different Cultures Mean the Same Thing?

Do Facial Expressions in Different Cultures Mean the Same Thing?

Do people make the same facial expressions in different cultures? More importantly, do they mean the same thing? We’ll cover one study that indicates that facial expressions in different cultures do not indicate the same feelings. Learn why you can never make assumptions about how people feel based on their faces, especially people from different cultural backgrounds.