Becoming a Skillful Navigator (Part 1)

“What good is it to have a true north if you get lost in the swamp on…

Instinctual Teams

In a previous article I wrote about “Instinctual Leadership” and the effect of our instinctual bias on…

Instinctual Leadership

Each of us is wired with instinctual drives that shape what we value and what aspects of…

Knowing Better: Bringing Discernment, Logic, and Science to the Path (IEA Pre-conference Event)

I’m extremely honored to be co-delivering the pre-conference session with Russ Hudson and Jack Killen at the…

Training for Leadership–There is No Off-Season

I’ve been thinking a lot about sports lately, for two reasons. First, I’ve been working hard to juggle…

The Argumentative Theory of Reasoning (Part of the “Beyond Common Sense” series)

The quote I probably throw around most frequently comes from the philosopher David Hume: “Truth springs from…

Naive Realism–Thinking We Know What is True (part of the “Beyond Common Sense” Series)

I have yet to meet the person who said, “Here’s what I think, and I think I’m…

Getting Smarter: Why Leaders, and the Rest of Us, Need to Be Better Thinkers (Part of the “Beyond Common Sense” series)

“Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you…

Confirmation Bias (Part of the “Beyond Common Sense” series)

This is part of a series that began here. Confirmation Bias is among the most basic and insidious…

Cognitive Dissonance (Part of the “Beyond Common Sense” series)

This is part of an ongoing series of articles that began here. “The test of a first-rate…

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