What I’m Reading – Week of July 7th

Below are some of the most intriguing, thought-provoking and actionable performance-related content pieces I read, watched or listened to this week.

  • The Two Types of Authenticity – HBR Study (short podcast)

“Restaurants stand in for any business in this example – if you can exhibit either one of these types of authenticity there were (clear) benefits.”


  • Authenticity Under Fire

“Researchers are calling into question authenticity as a scientifically viable concept.”


  • Two Ways To Get Better At Something

“Rather than going for the maximum challenge you can handle (for a mercifully short time) you’re looking for that “just challenging enough to improve” window. And once you find it, you live in it.”


  • The Power of Symbolism and The Architecture of Mind

“Symbols are among the most powerful of all ideas. Be very cautious in what you choose to take as a means of representing yourself, or what you let others use to represent things to you. The symbol is almost a direct link to your mind’s concept network, so be sure to look deeper, as it is the only way to defend your thoughts from those who would influence them.”


  • If Self-Discipline Feels Difficult, You’re Doing It Wrong

“Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve tried to change your behavior through sheer willpower. And chances are, you also failed miserably. Don’t feel bad! This is what happens most of the time.”


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