Trending this week: How to outsmart your psychology

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1. Preempting the disastrous decisions.
Confirmation bias, input bias, loss aversion–behavioral economics has given us a host of terms for the reasons that, despite our best intentions, we make terrible, irrational decisions. And research shows it’s not something we can change. The good news? There are psychological workarounds to our behavioral foibles, and good leaders know just how to employ them.

2. The 15 best resources for networkers.
Since the first savvy businessperson—probably in ancient Rome—said “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” the world has been inundated with books, pamphlets and blogs about the ins and outs of building and navigating networks of relationships. RelSci CMO Josh Mait endeavors to
separate the great from the, well, not-so-great.

3. Keep (some of) your bad habits.
Turns out, doodling during meetings, wasting time on cat videos and myriad other office sins are actually doing wonders for your productivity. 
Here’s why, but don’t bother reading until after you’ve hit the snooze button a couple times.


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