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Codenames : A party game in a serious learning context

Can a fun party game find a place in a serious learning session? Absolutely! I recently experimented with this approach during a learning intervention for members of a consulting firm, and here is my documentation of the same.

The Peter Principle : How to avoid the over-promotion trap

The Peter Principle states that in organisations with hierarchy, people rise or gets promoted to the level of their incompetence. 

Entropy - The mystery force governing our life

As James clear, the author of 'Atomic Habits' points out in his article on entropy, 'The difficulties of life do not occur because the planets are misaligned or because some cosmic force is conspiring against you. It is simply entropy at work'

Confirmation Bias - How it affects our decision making?

Confirmation Bias is one of the most impactful unconscious biases, fondly called the 'The Grandaddy of all Biases'. It is the human tendency to gather and interpret new information, such that it confirms one’s preexisting belief. That is, people basically ignore information that contradicts their beliefs.

Decoding Coaching: Beyond Certifications

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the International Association of Coaching (IAC) have established various levels of coaching certification. With this array of certifications, how can one identify a great coach?

The Impact of Time on Work: Understanding Parkinson's Law

Parkinson's Law states that work expands to fill the time allotted for its completion. When given a longer deadline, our minds tend to wander towards other projects, resulting in potentially lower quality work per hour. On the other hand, when facing a shorter deadline, we become more focused and dedicated, leading to higher quality work.


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Effective Decision Making

The Peter Principle : How to avoid the over-promotion trap
Confirmation Bias: How it affects our decision making?

Regulating Self

Entropy - The mystery force governing our life
Parkinson's Law : The secret time management principle

Thinking Critically

Ad Hominem Fallacy: Learn how not to debate
Strawman Fallacy: How to spot a misleading argument

Leading People 

Imposter Syndrome: How to help your team overcome this silent career killer
Dunning Kruger Effect: How to manage the Overconfident Incompetent

Gamification: Strategies to Drive Human Motivation

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