Dr. Marlene Caroselli

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In an article from Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience (“The Synapse Project,” 33, 865-882), Dr. Ian McDonough and his co-authors posit that age-related cognitive declines can be slowed or even partially restored if individuals are exposed to sustained mentally challenging experiences. This is good news—depending on the degre....

The best communicators avoid these pitfalls:
—  Clouding rather than clarifying your point
—   Using language that floats above the heads of your audience

Poorly chosen words can nullify your efforts to influence others. The examples serve to remind us that when we influence, we are leading; and that, as leaders, we invite more scrutiny than we do as followers. Sometimes, the glare of the spotlight may be so intense that we try to remove ourselves from it by using "weasel" words. Such words not on....

To optimize our Return on Influence--ROI Factor--we need to incorporate many elements into our basic influencing style. Otherwise, we would be using only four cylinders when our influence-vehicle is actually equipped with a metaphorical eight. One method of optim....

You’ve heard it said a thousand times: “Great minds think alike.” And we find two brilliant men—one a theoretical physicist; the other, “The Father of Modern Management Science”—echoing one another’s thoughts. Einstein exhorted us, “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” And Peter Drucker, the genius born 30 years later,....

"We are all born originals --why is it so many of us die copies?"

A quarter center ago, poet Edward Young bemoaned the lack of uniqueness among human beings. If you're interested in developing your originality (and by extension, expanding your self-confidence and keeping mentally fit), concentrate on maximizing your mind  And, ....

Author and academician James C. Humes maintains that leadership is selling. And selling, basically, is talking.  The talking that sells, though, must be authentic. It must be honest. It must inspire trust.

To illustrate: You may have heard about the authors who wanted to write a book detailing ways to save the earth. They collected hundreds of user-friendly ideas. Their writing s....

No matter the friendly-factor evident in those whom you hope to persuade, no matter the size of that audience, no matter the size of the project you wish to reify--there are some things to remember if you wish to be remembered and to have your proposal accepted. To illustrate: imprinted upon my aging brain cells are two words an executive friend of mine used, whenever she was considering someon....

JUST HOW MANIPULATIVE ARE YOU?

How would you rate your inclination to take risks, to do something new as you plan your next project, to innovate in the hope of making the future better than the present? Read the following statements and answer Agree or Disagree, depending on the extent to which you agree with the truth of the statement. Think of the degree to which the statement match....


About Dr. Marlene Caroselli

Dr. Marlene Caroselli writes often on business/self-growth/and education topics. Her 62nd book, Applying Mr. Albert: 365+ Einstein-Inspired Brain Boosts, will be released by HRD Press in Fall, 2017. You can reach her at msmccpd@gmail.com to learn more about the Einstein newsletter.