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The carrot-and-stick motivation approach

“When we activate optimal motivation for ourselves, we provide more than a role model – we create a ripple effect that encourages our people’s optimal motivation.” The carrot-and-stick approach to motivation might work in the short term, but most likely… Read More ›

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"Academic Arguments" and its strict boundaries

While anything goes in political and marital arguments, academic arguments, like legal ones, occur within strict boundaries. Academics have few documented rules to guide them; their strictures are mostly unspoken.  Academic arguments earn praise for their “originality,” and academic lose… Read More ›

Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Many of our established communication patterns might contribute to dysfunctional relationships, misunderstandings and frustration. While making “moralistic judgments” about other people can alienate them. This differs from making “value judgments,” which we do all the time. Comparing people to each… Read More ›

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