Eileen Kern

Writer, Teacher, Speaker

Willpower and Delayed Gratification

You may be familiar with the Marshmallow Experiment, an oft-referenced series of studies from the 1960s-70s in which “a child was offered a choice between one small reward provided immediately or two small rewards if they waited for a short period, approximately 15 minutes, during which the tester left the room and then returned.” A […]

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Goals, Metrics, and Corporate Success

For a long time I have had a complex relationship with the term “metrics.” I like having something to work toward. I love knowing what success at something looks like so I can try to replicate that success. But sometimes when terms like “metrics” and “Key Performance Indicators” come into play, I start to worry […]

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I encountered two identity conversations this past weekend via social media: First of all, a college friend of mine posted a picture to Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #NPRCensus. NPR published an article titled “Millennials, Put A Face On Your Generation With Our #NPRCensus“: The standard check boxes for identity on the U.S. Census […]

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