Here are your 10 favorite posts of 2022 on life, work, and well-being. Thank you for engaging enthusiastically—and often disagreeing thoughtfully—with my ideas throughout the year. And to all fellow Wolverines: Go Blue!
I just visited my old diving team, and couldn’t resist getting back on the board for the first time in years. Back in the 90s, the hardest skill for me to learn was twisting, and I wanted to see if this old dog could still do an old trick. And yes, I’m still sore 😆
Loved talking with Estonia’s prime minister @kajakallas about leading with strength and sincerity, standing up to Putin and supporting Ukraine, overcoming impostor syndrome, and more. Link in bio: http://link.chtbl.com/RTAdam
Of course there’s such a thing as too much verbal clutter, but too little is unclear and inauthentic. Sources:
1) “Disfluencies signal thee, um, new information” (Arnold et al)
2) “The effect of disfluency on memory for what was said” (Diachek & Brown-Schmidt)
3) “The power of powerless speech” (Fragale)
If you’re not learning from your mentees, you’re limiting their growth along with yours.
The research: “Learning down to train up: Mentors are more effective when they value insights from below” (Zhang, Wang, & Galinsky)