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  • feedwordpress 22:15:49 on 2016/04/11 Permalink
    Tags: , , , Likeability, ,   

    Who Amongst Us Feels Powerful And How Can We Tell? 

    In a study I dub “Are you powerful or not?” guess what category you might fall into? At Northwestern and Stanford, here’s what happened. Two professors, Adam Galinsky, Professor of Ethics & Decision Management, Northwestern University and Joe Magee, of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU, divided undergrads into two groups. One group was primed to feel powerful. They were asked to write about a situation in which they had authority over another individual. The members of the second group were set up to feel subordinate. They were asked to write about a situation in which they…
  • feedwordpress 00:36:17 on 2016/03/13 Permalink
    Tags: , Brandon Sanderson, , connective behavior, conversation, , Likeability, , Vala Afshar   

    How to Go Fishing for Closer Conversations 

    “I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword. She raised an eyebrow. Sharp as hell, he said, but lacking a point” wrote Brandon Sanderson in Warbreaker. Until you find the lure and the hook on which someone will bite, you won’t pull them closer. You are talking to yourself. Soon they may show irritation or worse, or go on a mental vacation. Whether you’re attempting to get closer to your spouse, a prospect or critic, this holds true. “It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and…
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