The Einstellung Effect is Limiting Your Life

Einste-what? The Einstellung (EIN-shtell-loong) effect is the tendency to stick with a previous solution rather than choose a superior present option. It's a German word with numerous meanings in English, some of which include approach, alignment, abatement, and setting. The idea is that you stop thinking of alternatives because of a previously established mindset (or "alignment"). One particular translation stands…

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A Better Leader: The 3 Necessary Parts of the Apology

Everyone knows someone who just cannot admit they're wrong. If you're unable to think of someone, it's probably you. I heard a fantastic and incredibly insightful idea: the three hardest words to say are not, "I love you," but "I was wrong." It was worth consideration in length rather than a fleeting "Oh wow, that's deep" thought. What those words…

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