Blogs by Steve Lounsberry

How Judgments Happen

Over the last few months, we have been examining Nobel Prize winning author, Daniel Kahneman’s book about human biases called Thinking, Fast and Slow. In it, he outlines heuristics (mental shortcuts) that influence our thinking and behavior. We’ll take a closer look at 3 more heuristics today. JUDGMENT Our emotion relies on its intuition; the…

Confirmation Bias & The Halo Effect

We have been exploring an intriguing book about the biases of our intuition: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.  In it, we learned that we assume certain things automatically without having thought through them carefully. Kahneman calls those assumptions heuristics (mental shortcuts that ease the mental load of making a decision) and certain heuristics lead to muddled thinking and…

Notes on Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow is an intriguing book about the biases of our intuition. That is, we assume certain things automatically without having thought through them carefully. Kahneman calls those assumptions heuristics (mental shortcuts that ease the mental load of making a decision). Certain heuristics lead to muddled thinking and errors of judgment. Kahneman…

Managing Complexity – Part 1

Managing complexity is a challenge! The pace of life continues to increase creating something called complexity growth. Greater amounts of information can overwhelm us with detail and information overload. Greater speed of information causes more reactive behavior responses increasing our stress. Greater connectivity to larger and wider networks creates information overload coming from more places. Complexity can be…

The Power of Progress

Harvard University researchers Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer did a study on “Small Wins”.   They claim “The Progress Principle” is the single greatest influence on human creative output, motivation and well-being. Their study involved over 12,000 observations. They found good performance depends on consistent progress in meaningful work. They found boosting the feeling of progress…