1. The psychology of fighting Zoom fatigue (Vignesh Ramachandran, Stanford)
-Increase mobility: give permission to walk around
-Reduce eye contact intensity: sit farther away
-Reduce self-consciousness: turn off the self-view
-Reduce cognitive load: hold audio-only sessions
2. How to think outside your brain (Annie Murphy Paul, NYT)
A fascinating analysis of how our patterns of body movement and interaction can limit or extend our mental capacity. One example: financial traders who are adept at reading their own heartbeats make better investments.
3. How does a comedy outsider make sense of Norm Macdonald? (Malcolm Gladwell, Bulletin)
If you want to understand a person's unique talents, pay attention to what the people inside their field admire about them.
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5. Is it safe to speak up at work? (WorkLife)
Expert Amy Edmondson breaks down what psychological safety is and why it matters, and Admiral William McRaven explains how to build a culture of voice rather than silence. Apple | Spotify