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Don't Make the Right Decision; Make the Decision Right

When you hear a song you like on the radio, do you check other stations to see if something better is playing? Do you have trouble settling for second best? If so, you may be what Wharton professor Adam Grant calls a maximizer: someone who is always seeking the best in life. However, striving for the best doesn't guarantee happiness---in fact, sometimes it runs counter to it. Read on to hear Professor Grant's advice on how to balance the pursuit of what's best with a healthy appreciation for what may be good enough.

http://www.dailygood.org/2013/08/10/don-t-make-the-right-decision-make-the-decision-right/

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The Illusion of Control

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I realize there's something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they're experts at letting things go. --Jeffrey McDaniel

The Illusion of Control--by Janice Marturano, syndicated from , Aug 09, 2013


Control is one of humankind’s greatest illusions. Let’s face it—even with all the information available and expansive educational preparation—unexpected events often interfere with our plans and our best efforts to control an outcome or an event (and even ourselves!). And what happens to us, to those around us, and to the teams and organizations we lead when things get disrupted?

For many of us, it depends on the day. There are times when we run into an obstacle and see it as an opportunity for creativity, a challenge that excites us. Then there are times when an obstacle throws us off balance, creates confusion and stress, and ‘leaks’ out in actions, whether verbal or physical. These reactions are, at best, counterproductive, and at worst, disrespectful and injurious. It …