The Lead: Aspirations to Make Money Saving the World, U.S. Leads World in Health Spending, Agricultural Drones

Aspirations to Make Money Saving the World Currently, America’s youth and recent graduates from every field are emboldened with lofty goals to make the world a better place and get rich doing so. Forty percent of the U.S. population is … Continue reading The Lead: Aspirations to Make Money Saving the World, U.S. Leads World in Health Spending, Agricultural Drones

#TrueOrFalse: Dunning-Kruger Effect

This cognitive bias refers to the Dunning-Kruger effect and refers to people who appear incompetent at a task but rate themselves as high performers out of ignorance. This bias was hypothesized by psychologists Justin Kruger and David Dunning after a study was conducted by testing students in areas of humor, grammar and logic and then comparing how well these students thought they did, with the actual results of the tests. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: Dunning-Kruger Effect

Women Were Not Made to Walk on Stilts

I would feel pretty confident of winning a wager that every woman has experienced some form of bias in favour of a male colleague in her career. The burning questions are ‘why’ and ‘how’? We have laws to stop discrimination on the basis of gender, we have HR policies, procedures and practices and there’s mandatory training to make the issues very clear. Continue reading Women Were Not Made to Walk on Stilts

The Lead: IMF Chief Resigns, Deadly Floods in South Asia, Nanomedicine

Welcome to The Lead, AchieveForum’s weekly brief of leadership news and insights. This curated content will provide you with quick clarity into relevant headlines and provide straight-forward analysis for applying effective leadership tools and techniques.  International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Resigns … Continue reading The Lead: IMF Chief Resigns, Deadly Floods in South Asia, Nanomedicine

#TrueOrFalse: Learning Styles

The term “learning styles” states that our individual learning capabilities can be more responsive to certain modes of instruction. Some people respond more positively to certain modes than to others. To tailor the ideal learning style, evaluations can be conducted so optimal instructional modes are adopted to match a particular person’s learning ability. Continue reading #TrueOrFalse: Learning Styles

Coaching & Clowns in Happy Gilmore

Realizing talent in others, while not always the easiest thing to do in practice, is one of the key attributes in an effective coach. Studies show that people, by nature, feel the need to succeed at new challenges and engage in interesting activities. In this case, playing golf allowed Happy to try something new and find success in an activity outside of his comfort zone. Continue reading Coaching & Clowns in Happy Gilmore