Insecure Leadership: The 3 Behaviors to Avoid

3 Key Traits of Insecure Leadership

What is insecure leadership? What are the signs of insecure leadership? Insecure leadership manifests when a leader resorts to harmful habits to stamp his authority and attract admiration because he is uncomfortable with being vulnerable. Habits of an insecure leader include using fear for control, controlling instead of leading, and self-aggrandizement.  Read on to discover more about the traits of insecure leadership.

Nudge: Book Review, Context, and Reception

Nudge: Book Review, Context, and Reception

Are you considering reading Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein? Do you want to read a Nudge book review before you make the purchase? In Nudge, the authors explain that people are not the eminently rational beings that appear in most economic theories—so-called homo economicus—but instead, are fallible and often irrational economic actors prone to all sorts of biases. This book was revolutionary and even influenced policymakers when it came out in 2008. Keep reading for a full Nudge review with commentary on its approach and context.

Shame Psychology: What Does Shame Feel Like?

What Does Shame Feel Like? How Do You Deal With It?

What does shame feel like? How do you deal with the effects of shame? Shame feels like a deep negative emotion that reaches your core. It is a painful and really frightening emotion. It tells you that you deserve failure, and that your bad actions are who you inherently are. Recognizing what shame feels like will help you accept it and work through it with a positive mindset. Read on to fully discover what shame feels like, and how it differs from other negative emotions.

The 5 Common Biases Discussed in Nudge

The 5 Common Biases Discussed in Nudge

What are the most common biases? How do those biases affect your ability to make snap decisions? In the book Nudge, the authors discuss the most common biases which are the anchoring bias, the availability bias, the representativeness bias, the status quo bias, and the loss aversion bias. These biases, whether intentionally or not, can skew your judgments. Continue below to learn about each of the most common biases from Nudge.

Dare to Lead: Book Overview and Key Takeaways

Dare to Lead: Book Overview and Takeaways

What is Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead about? What are the four skills needed for brave leadership? Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead is the bible for brave leadership. The book seeks to get leaders to approach fear and uncertainty head-on, and to teach their subordinates to do the same. Brave leadership requires four skills and they are; facing vulnerability with courage, practicing your values, trust-building, and failure resilience. Below is a brief overview of the key takeaways.

How to Deal With Defensive Behaviors in the Workplace

The 8 Types of Defensive Behavior in the Workplace

Why does defensive behavior in the workplace occur? What are the major types of defensive behaviors? Defensive behavior in the workplace happens when the perception of being threatened pushes someone to develop habits and mechanisms to protect themselves. Perfectionism, suppression of authenticity, negative vices, and the tendency to avoid difficult situations are all common defensive behaviors. Read on to discover the types of defensive behavior in the workplace.

The 3 Different Kinds of Decisions in Nudge

The 3 Different Kinds of Decisions in Nudge

What are the three kinds of decisions that warrant nudges? How can you improve your decision-making skills? In the book Nudge, Thaler and Sunstein explain that we make choices without realizing how the way they’re presented affects us. Not all decisions require nudges, but there are three common types that do. Keep reading to learn about the three kinds of decisions that warrant nudges.

Nudge: How Choice Designers Influence Decisions

Nudge: How Choice Designers Influence Decisions

What are choice designers in the book Nudge? What steps do choice designers such as parents often take to influence their children to make better decisions? In the book Nudge, the authors present six techniques that can be used to influence the decisions of others. The authors present these methods in hopes that the choice designers will lead the choosers to a more positive decision, but many marketing companies use them to manipulate customers. Continue reading to learn how decisions can be influenced.

Investment Biases and Loss Aversion Psychology

Investment Biases and Loss Aversion Psychology

What are the most common investment biases? How do the authors of Nudge suggest overcoming those biases? In the book Nudge, authors Thaler and Sunstein note that the main reason people are nervous about investing and about defined contribution retirement benefits is because of the loss aversion bias. The authors discuss the nuances of loss aversion and some tips to overcome it. Continue below for advice on how to avoid investment biases, according to the authors of Nudge.