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Jay Dixit

Jay Dixit is an award-winning science writer, journalist, and storytelling teacher whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Psychology Today, and The Best of Technology Writing. Jay is the founder of Storytelling.NYC, where he leads storytelling classes, writing workshops, and corporate training to companies in New York and across the country. As Senior Science Writer at the NeuroLeadership Institute, Jay specializes in the neuroscience of creativity, team performance, and diversity and inclusion.

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How to Help Introverts Feel Empowered to Speak Up in Meetings

Here's how leaders create an environment in which both extroverts and introverts feel comfortable sharing their ideas in meetings.
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3 Ways Leaders Can Elevate Quiet Voices

Every meeting contains some mixture of extroverts and introverts — people who speak up and those who keep quiet. Here's how to raise quiet voices.
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Algorithmic Bias Is Groupthink Gone Digital

As corporations and governments grow ever more reliant on artificial intelligence to help them make decisions, algorithms have more and more power to influence our…
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Groupthink: Origins of a Word

In 1971, a Yale psychologist borrowed a chilling concept from the novel "1984" to label a new phenomenon of human behavior.
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How JFK Inspired the Term ‘Groupthink’

The Bay of Pigs Invasion, a political move widely viewed as a textbook case of failed decision-making, has helped psychologists study major organizations.
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The Surprising Power of Growth Mindset in Reducing Stress

Stress is the defining affliction of modern life — ubiquitous, unending, and seemingly unavoidable. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By understanding the…
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So You Have a Fixed Mindset — Here’s What to Do About It

If you feel stuck, you may have a fixed mindset about growth mindset itself. Here's how to shift your thinking if you catch yourself using a fixed mindset.
Culture

Why Transparency Is the Secret to Improving Employee Experience

Management transparency has been shown to boost employee engagement, performance, and creativity. But how does transparency drive employee experience?
Culture

How to Create Cultures of Cooperation — A Summit Q&A with Neuroscientist Jay Van Bavel

Jay Van Bavel is a social neuroscientist who studies unconscious bias, group identity, and cooperation, specializing in understanding the neural mechanisms by which a sense…
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The Science of How ‘Benevolent Sexism’ Undermines Women: A Summit Q&A with Peter Glick

Peter Glick is a psychologist who studies benevolent sexism — the paternalistic belief that women are pure, fragile flowers in need of men’s protection. Benevolent…
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The Benefits — and Risks — of Thinking Big Picture: A Summit Q&A with Marlone Henderson

The human brain can think about objects and events at various “levels of construal” — from the abstract, high-level, and conceptual all the way down…
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The Benefits — and Risks — of Thinking Big Picture: A Summit Q&A with Marlone Henderson

The human brain can think about objects and events at various “levels of construal” — from the abstract, high-level, and conceptual all the way down…
Conversations

How Microsoft Transformed Its Approach to Feedback

Microsoft turned to the NeuroLeadership Institute to enlist our help in designing a new approach to feedback — one grounded in the neuroscience.
Diversity and Inclusion

The Smartest Teams Embrace the ‘Diversity Paradox’

Business leaders can learn a lot about diversity from college kids solving fake murders. It was 2009. Northwestern University researchers had just given groups of…
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