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|"Brain Snacks" Blog - Psychology Today Magazine||Blog||A collection of thought grabbers, posted by Karl Albrecht on the Psychology Today Magazine Internet blog||View|
|"Thank you, Mrs. Price"||Blog||A belated homage to the teacher who changed my life. If you love someone; if you appreciate them; if you're grateful to them - tell them now. One day it will be too late.||View|
|A Guide for Civil Discourse||Blog||Blog article by Karl Albrecht, calling attention to the declining quality of the "national conversation," and offering specific guidelines for more intelligent, tolerant, and constructive discourse||View|
|Change Your Words and You Change Your World||Blog||Listen carefully to the statements of people who've disempowered themselves and you'll hear certain language patterns that set them up for feeling powerless.||View|
|Could This be the One Real Secret to Self-Motivation?||Blog||Brain science offers a stunningly simple strategy for mobilizing our intentions.||View|
|Famous Bad Calls||Blog||These days, it's becoming more and more dangerous to take anything we read or hear on face value.||View|
|Freeing Yourself From Toxic Loops||Blog||Toxic loops are remarkably common in everyday human interaction. But we can free ourselves from them through mindful attention and a more peaceful attitude about how we deal with others.||View|
|Have You Had a Eureka Moment?||Blog||The French physician and scientist Louis Pasteur advised, "Chance favors the prepared mind."||View|
|How Socially Intelligent Are You? Take this Quiz and Find Out||Blog||The Social Intelligence Quiz is an online, interactive assessment tool that highlights key toxic or nourishing behaviors that affect success in relationships, jobs, and careers.||View|
|How to Develop "Zen Presence"||Blog||Zen presence enables you to interact more rationally, intelligently, and creatively.||View|
|How to Install Your Emotional "Reset Button"||Blog||When you press your magic reset button, you instantly distract your brain from its undesirable state of arousal, and you redirect its attention to a more positive feeling state.||View|
|Is Your "Crap Detector" Working?||Blog||Are you being hypnotized and intellectually anesthetized by the steady tide of entertainment imagery in the popular culture? Ernest Hemingway advised, maybe it's time to tune up your "crap detector."||View|
|Science Class Isn't Working||Blog||It appears that more Americans prefer to believe in creationism, angels, and UFOs than in climate change and evolution.||View|
|Star Trek Characters as Cognitive Archetypes||Blog||All true Trekkies will instantly recognize these four primary patterns of thinking.||View|
|Ten Partly Baked Ideas||Blog||What are partly baked ideas? They're off-beat, off-the-wall, partly-formed, embryonic snippets of ideas, that might even be off-limits to your everyday thinking. Think of them as "ideapetizers."||View|
|The "Popeye Point"||Blog||Everyone has had a "Popeye Experience" at some time in their life - a sudden decision to break out of a troublesome life situation and start doing what's best for you.||View|
|The (Only) Five Fears We All Share||Blog||There are only five basic fears, out of which almost all of our other so-called fears are manufactured.||View|
|The (Only) Ten News Stories||Blog||Most people consider the news industry cynical and committed to pandering to the lowest common intellectual denominator. But few have noticed the curious irony at the very core of the news paradigm.||View|
|The Five Dysfunctional Directives We Can Live Without||Blog||Mindful awareness of our programmed social patterns can free us to grow.||View|
|The One Sentence that Changes Everything||Blog||Knowing the power and influence of the first sentence can enable you to influence others more effectively than you might ever have thought possible.||View|
|The Paradoxical Power of Humility||Blog||Humility is about emotional neutrality. It involves an experience of growth in which you no longer need to put yourself above others, but you don’t put yourself below them, either.||View|
|The Real Reason We Believe What We Believe||Blog||Research shows that most of us are biased in a variety of ways.||View|
|The Tyranny of Two||Blog||Recent research suggests that our brains may be pre-wired for dichotomized thinking. That's a fancy name for thinking and perceiving in terms of two - and only two - opposing possibilities.||View|
|Three Simple Statements that Can Cure Dogmatism and Open Minds||Blog||Why do some people present themselves in conversation as rigid, inflexible, dogmatic, opinionated, overbearing, and unwilling to listen and learn? There is a cure for dogmatism.||View|
|Download Free Book Chapters||Book Chapter||Preface and first several chapters from a number of Karl's older books.||View|
|My Change Plan||Exercise||Helpful worksheet for laying out a plan for personal change||View|
|The Uncritical Inference Test||Exercise||Adapted from a venerable thinking tool created by William Haney, this modern version challenges participants to recognize the differences between verifiable statements of fact and inferences||View|
|Poster: "We Don't Know What We Don't Know"||Framable||Reminder about the value of discovery and the importance of remaining open to learning at all times.
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|Poster: Credo for Living Sanely||Framable||Karl Albrecht's Credo for Living Sanely: "Fifteen Things that are True for Me."
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|Poster: Mindful Eating Practices||Framable||Ten key reminders that help to improve digestion and reduce weight.
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|The Mindex Model: Summary||Framable||Quick reference to the four primary thinking styles that form the basis of Karl Albrecht's Mindex model||View|
|The Ten Commandments of Coaching||Framable||Guidelines for coaches who want to contribute maximum value for their clients||View|
|"The Pursuit of Mediocrity is Always Successful"||Graphic||Image used by Karl Albrecht to illustrate mediocre thinking and behavior.||View|
|Coffee Break Slide||Graphic||Image you can include in a slide to announce a coffee break||View|
|The Four Basic Thinking Styles (Mindex Model)||Graphic||A quick overview of the four basic thinking styles in the Mindex model||View|
|The Spectrum of Employee Engagement||Graphic||Graphic depiction of the various degrees to which employees can be engaged vs. alienated in relation to the organization.||View|
|IT Discovers the Customer||Monograph||Essay by Karl Albrecht, admonishing IT managers and staff to consider the role, interests, and priorities of their customers (a.k.a. "users," in IT language) in all that they do||View|
|Key Skills Required for an Effective Consultant||Monograph||Key skills to consider when engaging a consultant, and skills to develop when embarking on a consulting career||View|
|Managing In Knowledge Cultures||Monograph||Essay by Karl Albrecht, explaining how knowledge, more importantly than data or information, shapes the cultures of organizaitons||View|
|Organizational Intelligence||Monograph||Overview of Karl Albrecht's concept of Organizational Intelligence||View|
|Picking a President||Monograph||Report of a research study that sought to determine key competencies for the role of US President.||View|
|Reading the Mind of Steve Jobs||Monograph||A novel perspective on Apple's legendary co-founder and leader, based on his unique cognitive process and orientation||View|
|Social Intelligence: the New Science of Success||Monograph||Overview of the SI concept, featuring Karl Albrecht's "S.P.A.C.E." model of the five key mega-skills.||View|
|The "TIME" Formula for Designing a Learning Process||Monograph||Overview of Karl Albrecht's "T.I.M.E." model, applied to designing a comprehensive learning experience.||View|
|The Fizzle Factor: Why Most Big-Deal Change Efforts Fail||Monograph||Eleven failure mechanisms that beset ambitious efforts to change the culture of organizations.||View|
|The Future is No Place for Sissies!: Eight Super-Trends Shaping the American Business Sector||Monograph||Karl Albrecht's nominations for the biggest trends in business, using his 8-sector "Strategic Radar" model||View|
|The New Model Corporation||Monograph||Article by Karl Albrecht proposing radical changes in the corporate model, to make businesses more socially responsible||View|
|The Polyintelligent Leader||Monograph||Essay by Karl Albrecht, applying the theory of multiple intelligences to the challenges of leadership.||View|
|The Triune Intelligence Model||Monograph||Explanation of Karl Albrecht's triune intelligence model, which is a special subset of the constellation of multiple intelligences, applicable to business and professional development||View|
|Tired of Myers & Briggs? Move On to Mindex||Monograph||A review of the significant deficiencies of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment and a comparison to the Karl Albrecht Mindex Thinking Styles Profile||View|
|"Understanding"||Poem||Short poem by Karl Albrecht, highlighting the personal experiences and values that make us all unique||View|
|Are You a Control Freak? Take this Quiz and Find Out||Quiz||Psychologists tell us about the "strength-weakness paradox," which means that any trait that's one of your best strengths can turn into a liability or a weakness if over-deployed.||View|
|How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Take This Quiz and See||Quiz||Use this online interactive scoring tool to assess 25 key dimensions of emotional intelligence.||View|
|How Socially Intelligent Are You? Take This Quiz and See||Quiz||Use this online interactive scoring tool to assess 25 key social behaviors.||View|
|Albrecht Among the Top 100 Thought Leaders on Leadership||Reprint||Leadership Excellence: List of 100 Top Thought Leaders on Leadership||View|
|Deconstructing Our Fears: We're All Afraid of the Same Things||Reprint||Widely Circulated Dissertation by Karl Albrecht, Who Asserts That All of Our Fears Are Manufactured From the Same Five Primal Fears; the "Feararchy"||View|
|Deconstructing the Future||Reprint||Essay by Karl Albrecht in World Future Society Journal, offering strategies for identifying possible future developments||View|
|Interview with Futurist Karl Albrecht, Why "Pop" Futurism Fails||Reprint||Cameo profile of Karl Albrecht in World Future Society journal||View|
|Is the Association Model Broken?||Reprint||Essay by Karl Albrecht in JAMA, analyzing the problems that associations are having and clarifying the key value propositions association leaders should be promoting||View|
|Seventeen Syndromes of Organizational Dysfunction||Reprint||Karl Albrecht's inventory of organizational and cultural failure mechanisms||View|
|The Information Revolution's Broken Promises||Reprint||Essay by Karl Albrecht in the World Future Society journal, pointing out the differences between the grand predictions of the early "digital zealots" and the reality we actually experience||View|
|The New Four Freedoms||Reprint||Article by Karl Albrecht in the Mensa Journal; Freedom "from", not just freedom "of" or "to."||View|
|The Real Reasons We Believe What We Believe||Reprint||Article by Karl Albrecht in Leadership Excellence Newsletter; Key Cognitive Biases We All Have||View|
|Building the High-Performance Organization||Slideset||Slideset by Karl Albrecht explaining the key features of High-Performing Organizations.||View|
|The Organizational Tune-up (pdf)||Slideset||Slideset by Karl Albrecht that highlights the process for making organizations more effective.||View|
|Book Summary: Practical Intelligence||Summary||Business Book Review recap and review of Karl Albrecht's book "Practical Intelligence"||View|
|Book Summary: Social Intelligence||Summary||Business Book Review recap and review of Karl Albrecht's book "Social Intelligence"||View|
|Employee Quality of Work Life Survey||Survey||Comprehensive Survey of Employee Opinions, Feelings, and Attitudes, Which Can be Used by the Leaders of Any Organization to Assess Its Culture||View|
|Organizational Intelligence Survey||Survey||Diagnostic survey of managers and key staff, assessing the organization on 7 dimensions of Organizational Intelligence||View|
|Brief Video for Mindful Healing||Video||Video created by Karl Albrecht, of a peaceful, serene waterfall with soothing music.
Viewing time: 1 minute.
|Brief Video for Power and Potency||Video||Video created by Karl Albrecht, with an image and background music that stimulate feelings of power and potency.
Viewing time: 2 minutes.
|The Mindex Model and Thinking Styles Profile (Streams from Website)||Video||Introduction and overview of Karl Albrecht's Mindex Model and the Mindex Thinking Style Profile.
Viewing time: 7:49 minutes.
|The Mindex Model and Thinking Styles Profile (YouTube)||Video||Introduction and overview of Karl Albrecht's Mindex Model and the Mindex Thinking Style Profile.
YouTube, Viewing time: 7:49 minutes.
|The Organizational Tune-up (Video)||Video||Video by Karl Albrecht that highlights the process for making organizations more effective.
Viewing time: 7 minutes.