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Driven Apart or Coming Together: It’s Our Choice

In 1954, two separate groups of 11-year olds arrived at a sprawling 200-acre Boy Scout camp in Oklahoma. Both groups of children arrived at the camp, unaware of the existence of the other. For the first week, each group spent their days doing traditional summer camp activities; games, hikes, and swimming. They grew close to…

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Three Experiments That Show We are Born to Belong

Imagine for a moment that you are sitting in a chair at the center of a room, with dozens of your peers surrounding you. All eyes are on you, as the boss-man standing across the way begins to speak. “You will never make it in this business. You don’t have the skill. You are too…

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The Benefits of Having a Difficult Conversation

What do you think matters more for your child? Option 1: Joining the PTA, coaching their peewee football team, or volunteering at their school to help out. Option 2: Talking to your child about complex social issues. There’s little doubt that when it comes to parenting, coaching, or leading involvement matters. Being engaged in the…

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Cancel Culture Can Be, But Isn’t Always, Dumb

First, a definition. Cancel culture: a form of boycott in which an individual (usually a celebrity) who has shared a questionable or controversial opinion, or has engaged in past behavior that is perceived to be offensive, is “cancelled,” or ostracized and shunned by former friends, followers, and supporters alike, leading to declines in careers and fans. Life is too short…

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