Three Core Questions to Start Your New Year

The Practical Leader

In The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age , John Heider writes: “ The leader who is centered and grounded can work with erratic people and critical group situations without harm. Happy New Year!! May this be your best one yet! The start of a new year is an excellent time to renew and refocus ourselves, our teams, and our organizations. It’s an essential part of centering or grounding ourselves.

Why People Keep Saying, “That’s What the Terrorists Want”

Harvard Business Review

A cab driver told me he was going to keep taking customers from the train station because taking a few days off from work to grieve is exactly what al-Qaeda wanted. When, in 2004, Spain had the opposite reaction after the Madrid train bombings, and pulled back from that conflict, Americans told me that withdrawing from Iraq was actually what al-Qaeda wanted. The theory comes from the foundational work of Fritz Heider, the father of attributional theory.