The saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. While that may be true in some cases, another old saying is also true: Out of sight, out of mind. Both hold shades of truth for any of us wanting to communicate more effectively with people when we are separated by space. More often though, the […]
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The idea for this article came from a question I recently received from a manager, who asked: What do you do when a group of people that work together have a lot of history and just don’t generally like each other? As you can see from the title, I’m not answering the exact question, but […]
If you aren’t a baseball fan, Cal Ripken, Jr. is a Hall of Fame shortstop who played his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles. While over 18,000 have played in the Major Leagues, less than 250 have been elected to the Hall of Fame. And no one who has ever played in 2,632 games in […]
The recency illusion. It is a phrase most often used in relationship to language usage, but when coined by linguist Arnold Zwicky, he defined it much more broadly as “the belief that things you have noticed only recently are in fact recent.” Here are two interesting language examples: You might think that the use of […]