What Me Worry?: Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

April 16th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense, too frequent, and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on […]


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Business: Four Emotions to Avoid in a Crisis

July 10th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor Our primitive brains, which have yet to catch up with the challenges of business life in the 21st century, will likely cause you to feel four emotions when faced with a crisis in your work, what I call the caveman crisis chain: fear, frustration, anger, and despair. As I noted in […]


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Fear, Gloom, and Panic, Oh My!

June 27th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor In a recent post, I suggested that our survival instinct, which has served us so well for so long, may now be failing us. Why? Because the reactions that arise as part of the fight-or-flight response are often no longer effective in a world that is far more complex, unpredictable, and […]


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Why Can’t Muhammad Be as Funny as the Pope?

February 28th, 2012

By Tom Carter The media are loath to write or depict anything that might inflame Muslims to come looking for them with knives, guns, bombs, or airplanes.  Part of the reason is fear, and who can blame them — no one wants to be murdered.  Another part is their antipathy toward Jews and Israel and […]


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Change Your Performance Mindset

July 6th, 2011

By Dr. Jim Taylor When I work with businesspeople and companies, my first challenge is to convince them that profitability, whether individual or corporate, though important, should not be the primary focus. To persuade the often-resistant corporate brain trust, I introduce them to what I call the 3 Ps. Yes, at the top of the […]


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