Thomas R. Harris

Thomas is the owner of Radiant Hope, LLC, which includes The Exceptional Skills and GrowingMarriages.net. He is an author, blogger, foster parent, and avid learner.

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95 Reasons Why You Procrastinate (And Not Do What You Need to Do)

Procrastination is so common and “normal” today that we joke about it. (Did you hear that joke about procrastination? No? I’ll tell you tomorrow.) Unfortunately it’s no joking matter. Procrastination hurts people’s careers, lives, and it keeps many from their dreams. It’s the cause of many cluttered garages and unwritten books. It’s the cause of …

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9 Ways Open-Door Policies Can Be Ineffective and Harmful (And What to do Instead)

If not done right, an open-door policy can cause more harm than good (and it’s not always as effective as we think it is). The idea of having an open-door policy is great on the surface – it ideally shows trust, collaboration, and encourages improved communication and culture. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Often it …

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21 Decision Making Techniques You Need to Start Using Right Now

There are some quick and easy decision making techniques you can use to help you make better decisions, faster. Now, while each one may not work in every situation, having these in your tool-belt can help you with your decisions, whether you are deciding what to eat or making a multi-million-dollar business decision. Some are …

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29 Decision Making Mistakes You Are Making (And Don’t Even Know It)

You constantly make decisions, and the decisions you make determine your life, your success, and your future. There’s a problem though. There’s a good chance you are making mistakes without even realizing it. Decision making, the process, and the errors you make are not often taught in schools or even at home. And, because of …

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Book Summary: Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke

Thinking in Bets hits decision making from a different angle. It’s written by Annie Duke, who was a professional poker play (the only woman to have won the WSOP Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship), and now is a speaker and consultant on decision strategy. Her base premise is this: Decisions …

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Book Summary: Decisive – How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

Decisive, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath, is an easy to read and enjoyable book on decision making. It teaches not only what hurts your decision making, but it also guides you on how to overcome those errors. The four common errors that they mention are: We narrow our options (for example: this or that) …

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