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How Envy Became the Roadblock to Genuine Friendship

This is Part Three of a three-part series.  If the emotion people experience on Facebook is primarily envy, it would be helpful to understand what motivates Facebook users that provokes this emotion in others. A number of psychologists set out to do exactly that.  The psychiatrist Ashwini Nadkarni of the Boston Medical Center reviewed forty-two […]

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One More Text, No Less Loneliness

This is Part Two of a three-part series.   “One of the more vivid events in my life was the time that my daughter, at two years old, was diagnosed with central diabetes insipidus (a rare disorder),” Leanne told me, looking down at the floor at one of my leadership conferences.   When You’re Down, Social Media […]

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One More Email, No Less Loneliness 

 This is Part One of a three-part series.  People used to believe that when we start to compete in any sport or game, such as football, chess or hang gliding, we compare ourselves with the masters of the game in order to give ourselves something ambitious to aim toward.  Until Leon Festinger came along.  Be Good, […]

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The Growth of Narcissism

You don’t have to search very far to discover examples of narcissism. Whether it’s yet another person in the Great Resignation refusing to return to the office and work for an arrogant supervisor, or the guy sitting next to you on the plane upbraiding the flight attendant because his seat won’t recline, or even the […]

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The Growth of Narcissism | Psychology Today

Read Dr. Silard’s latest on narcissism in leadership in Psychology Today, here.

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Nothing Blinds Like Success

Like most of you reading this article, I was initially dismayed and stunned by the Slap Heard Around the World at the Oscar awards ceremony this year. As someone who studies the motivations of leaders and how they influence the people they lead, upon further reflection my surprise gradually ebbed away. In this article, I’ll […]

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Nothing Blinds Like Success | Psychology Today

What happens when a leader begins to feel larger than life? Read Anthony Silard’s latest in Psychology Today, here.

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Our Shared Loneliness

A friend of mine lives in Healdsburg, a beautiful town in Northern California. A few years ago, David invited his aunt and uncle (in their mid-sixties) and his aunt’s mother (in her mid-eighties) over for Thanksgiving.  How Our Screens Divide Us  David’s uncle and aunt sat on the sofa and immediately turned on their iPads. […]

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Our Shared Loneliness | Anthony Silard’s Latest in Psychology Today

Do you know the difference between loneliness and solitude? Read more about how valuable this is, here.

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The Deceptive Reasoning that Decreases Our Happiness

“Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)” has often been cited as a reason to spend every waking moment checking email, Facebook, Twitter and other online updates. Yet what are we actually missing out on when we spend so much of our precious lives online?  Due to Our Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), We are Actually Missing […]

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