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Six Wishes for the Holidays

December 22, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

I wish the SPIRIT of the season to be with you and it follow you in everything you do. So, I offer six wishes, hopes and prayers, that will stay with you and always be there. I offer my wishes as gifts you cannot hold, but they are more precious than silver or gold. Here are my six wishes, hopes and prayers, they are now yours, so feel free to share.



Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

December 18, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

Excessive advertising is the price companies have to pay when they lack an exceptional corporate culture. “Corporate Culture” is the distinctive fundamental character or spirit of an organization that influences the general behavior of employees. Most of us have heard the statement, “As you treat you employees, they will in turn treat your customers the same way.” For some companies, that should be a chilling, scary, disastrous statement.



The Paralyzing Effects of Decision Fatigue

December 11, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

Decision Fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. Researchers have discovered by analyzing more than 1,100 decisions over the course of a year ... Judges, who would hear the prisoners’ appeals and then get advice from the other members of the board, approved parole in about 33% of the cases, but the probability of being paroled fluctuated wildly throughout the day.



You Can Measure GRIT

December 4, 2017

by Robert Stevenson

The psychological definition of GRIT is a positive non-cognitive trait that involves perseverance of effort to accomplish a long-term goal no matter what obstacles or adversities, lay within a “gritty” individual’s path. It turns out you can measure GRIT.

Angela Duckworth, a University of Pennsylvania researcher measured the influence of GRIT on twelve hundred first-year West Point cadets.



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