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May 25, 2020

How many times have you heard someone say, “curiosity kills the cat?”

That is the way our society depicts curiosity — it’s a risk. So, even though we’re born innately curious, society quickly teaches us to stop. As a result, we tend to overcorrect and we transition from curious beings to fearful beings.

May 18, 2020

Last week, we started a conversation about curiosity, real listening, and asking questions, and we established that good managers don’t just look at the content of the questions they’re asked — good managers also consider the context in which a question is asked.

This is an expression of real curiosity. And in...

May 11, 2020

This is the first episode in a four-part series exploring the critical importance of curiosity, how you can start approaching life with real curiosity, and how you can help the people you manage do the same.

This conversation is an excerpt from the final session of the CLEAR Thinking course. If you want to take this...

May 4, 2020

In the last two episodes, we discussed how your identity consists of your conditioning — and why the conditioning that most of us received was inadequate.

So, why do we cling so tightly to this conditioning, even institutionalizing it? Because, deep down, we’re afraid of losing who we are. This is a...