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Posts from the ‘Marcia Moran’ Category

After a Stroke – What Comes Next?

That is a good question. Nine months and six days ago, I had my stroke. It has been a weird experience regaining my faculties. And, I am the first to admit, they haven't all come back yet. This will tell the ups and downs of my days.

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Mindfulness Increases Your Chance of Promotion

It appears as if social science and neuroscience are coming to the same conclusions about human behavior… at least in some instances.

In a Ted Talk entitled Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are, Amy Cuddy speaks about how adjusting your posture for two minutes will change hormone levels, which will either make you more powerful or less powerful. It's interesting, because the postures Cuddy highlights are clearly instinctive power or submissive moves. The hormones involved? Testosterone (the dominance hormone) and cortisol (the stress hormone).

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You Can’t Fire Family

The problem is that when family causes workplace dysfunction, most people in management positions either don't recognize the dysfunction comes from nepotism or can't find it in themselves to take action.

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What If We Applied the Network Effect to Urban Living?

I've had a lot of time to think about human behavior the last few days. My car broke down in Deep Creek Lake, MD on Memorial Day. The experience drove home a couple of important lessons:

Lesson 1: Never buy a car that you cannot push by yourself.

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