How to cope with ongoing uncertainty

How to cope with ongoing uncertainty

“There is nothing certain but the uncertain.” Over the past year there have been plenty of painful reminders that we have no control over what happens in the world. And there doesn’t seem to be any clarity waiting in the wings. So does this mean we have to get used to...
[Video] Got a meeting? Take a walk

[Video] Got a meeting? Take a walk

Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.     SPEAKER: NILOFER...
[Video] Embrace the near win

[Video] Embrace the near win

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of...
The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

We’ve all created our own personal histories, marked by highs and lows, that we share with the world — and we can shape them to live with more meaning and purpose. We are all storytellers — all engaged, as the anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson puts it, in an “act...