by Esther C. Bleuel | Jul 14, 2016
Why You Think You’re Right – Even If You’re Wrong
TEDx PSU Talk by Julia Galef
Have you ever insisted on doing or saying something when you knew that it might not be right? Or perhaps you really did believe … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Oct 6, 2015
If you have ever played chess, checkers or dominos, you have experienced a stalemate — when neither player can successfully move any of the pieces and neither player can win. Aggravating!
Imagine two large trucks trying to pass on a narrow … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Jul 17, 2014
I recently spoke at a workshop for human resource professionals and found that a major concern remains how to criticize an employee’s performance or behavior in a constructive and respectful manner. Given the importance of the issue, I thought I … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Mar 13, 2014
When was the last time you heard or said the words, “Mom liked you best?” Hopefully, not since you were very young — or ever.
But with our population living so much longer and siblings finding themselves in the role … Read the rest
by Esther C. Bleuel | Feb 10, 2014
The Lowdown On Listening
Hearing — one of the five physical senses — involves the perception of sound, pitch and volume. The fine art of listening, however, is quite another matter. The only commonality between hearing and listening is two … Read the rest