The Almond Effect often shows up when we are facing uncertainty in life especially in change.
Here are some useful tips from Dr Travis Bradberry: How successful people overcome uncertainty
You need a high-performing team to fly the plane you are travelling on, right?
Have you stopped to think that most flight crews/teams form only a few minutes before they get on the plane. They may not know each other, let alone have worked together but they’re going to take you up to 35,000 feet – will they work well enough as a team to get you safely back down?
That’s why I found G.Shawn Hunter’s blog post on swift-forming expert teams so interesting – and why I’m going to try to not analyse the flight crew interactions when I board a plane – in case I feel the need to get off – a classic case of The Almond Effect.
We all have memories we wish we could forget.
Unfortunately getting rid of them is far more complex than the ease with which we lay them down in our brains.
But the neuroscientists are making progress all the time.
Here’s a progress piece in Mind and Brain, Scientific American August edition. It’s worth the read.
Made me realise it’s easy to forget past lessons and fall back to a less than perfect change tool which just expects people to “tow the line”.
– Engineering Manager, Formway