Posts Tagged ‘Anders Ericsson’

The Eight Major Components of Flow

Here is a Wiki briefing on a concept that is the focus of Mihaly Csikszentmihályi‘s eponymous book, published in 1990. “In positive psychology, flow, also known as being ‘the zone,’ is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed … READ MORE

How to Unleash Your Unconscious Mind

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.” For example, these are their key points in Chapter 5, “Unleash Your Unconscious”:

o Your unconscious brain runs the show. Even when you make what seems to be a … READ MORE

The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance
Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017).

Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance

Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions of … READ MORE

How to Manage Habits

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.”

In Chapter 4, Fabritius and Hagemann offer these key points:

o Our brains prefer the path of least resistance. In order to trailblazer a new neural pathway, the brain … READ MORE

Elite Minds: A book review by Bob Morris

elite-mindsElite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success
Stan Beecham
McGraw-Hill (September 2016)

If the mind is what the brain does, this is how and why it controls the body

In the title of this brief commentary, I make … READ MORE

Presentation Skills 201: A book review by Bob Morris

Presentation Skills 201Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter
William R. Steele
Erie Publishing (2016)

How you present yourself when interacting with others will probably determine what they think of you, for better or worse

Years ago, Maya Angelou … READ MORE

The Myth of Meritocracy

Success & LuckIn The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, Michael J. Mauboussin rigorously examines a common mistake when making predictions: failing to recognize luck’s existence or miscalculating its influence, “and as a consequence we dwell too much on … READ MORE

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking: A book review by Bob Morris

TED TalksTED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Chris Anderson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 2016)

How to take “something you really care about and rebuild it inside the minds” of those with whom you share it

I cannot think of another person who has made … READ MORE

Malcolm Gladwell got it wrong: “Deliberate practice” — not 10,000 hours — key to achievement, psychologist says

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Tristin Hopper for the National Post which focuses on the so-called “10,000 hour rule” – enshrined in Gladwell’s bestselling 2008 book Outliers – a … READ MORE

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

Illustration by Vladimir Radunsky from Mark Twain's Advice to Little Girls.

Illustration by Vladimir Radunsky from Mark Twain’s Advice to Little Girls.

Here is a brief excerpt from … READ MORE

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