How Your Brain Conspires Against You

Prof. Brené Brown of the University of Houston is one of the TED's most watched speakers. In the Washington Post's "Guidance for the negative thinker in all of us," Lillian Cunningham interviewed Brown about her new book, “Rising Strong,” which "examines how we move past such failures, setbacks and hard times, both in our professional careers and personal lives." Specifically, they discuss some ways in which your own brain conspires against you, creating negative feedback loops that mess you up. They also discuss how awareness these tricks makes it easier to get back up after failure. 

The article is a great read, and for those who want clarity on the applicability to career development and leadership, here it is: