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politicians use the focusing effect

The Focusing Effect – People place too much importance on one aspect of an event and fail to recognize other factors
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236681

Could be useful when thinking about presenting choices to the player in negotiations, where the information we provide doesn’t have to be ‘fair’. In most circumstances you want the UI information provided to the player to fairly represent the data and encourage a reasonable skilled choice from the player. In negotiations, or in situations of political will, the ‘character’ wants to manipulate the player and can lie, cheat and skew the information that they present to the player. It is then up to the player to use their knowledge, skill, perception etc to understand the situation in front of them.

“Nothing In Life Is As Important As You Think It Is, While You Are Thinking About It” – Daniel Kahneman

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5 causes of procrastination

  • Complacency
  • Avoiding discomfort
  • Fear of failure
  • Emotional barriers
  • Action illusion

http://www.fastcompany.com/3036759/how-i-get-it-done/your-5-procrastination-excuses-debunked?utm_source

 

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how to avoid the fear of criticism?

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.”

Aristotle

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master the WTM…M

According to ‘How Google Works’, Google’s 1-1 model is summarized as follows;

  • Performance on job requirements = Work & delivery focused
  • Relationships with peer groups = People and effectiveness
  • Management/Leadership = Coaching, guiding and feedback, are you working hard enough at recruitment
  • Innovation/Best Practice = Are you constantly moving forward, learning new things

As an alternative way to structure 1-1 meetings, focus on the 4 key topics of Work, Team, Management and Mastery WTMM.

* Work: performance delivering work requirements

* Team: relationships with peers and team

* Management: feedback, coaching & motivation

* Mastery: new learnings & opportunities, training goals

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leaders want the team to win

A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game. Leaders guide and support and then sit back to cheer from the sidelines.

Simon Sinek

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rewarding polite consumers

In October 2013, a café in the South of France implemented a pricing policy based on patron’s politeness. Patrons who greeted the barista at La Petite Syrah and used ‘please’ were charged EUR 1.40 for a cup of coffee; those who failed to use any pleasantries were ‘penalized’ with a EUR 7 price. The prices (with greeting) were clearly displayed on a board inside the café.

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Interesting idea, especially in an era of trolls and endless complaints. 

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waiting for merlot

Anticipation…

…suggests that the anticipation leading up to an experience makes it more satisfactory than the anticipation to an item purchase. Additionally, the study suggests that the longer that anticipation period is, the more people enjoy the experience when it finally happens.

http://lifehacker.com/you-might-enjoy-an-experience-more-the-longer-you-have-1628185690

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