Nancy Napier

The Myth of Multitasking

Think you’re good at doing several things at once? Reading and listening to music? Driving and talking on the phone (hands free, of course), or texting while sitting in a meeting? Think again. Much recent neuroscience research tells us that the brain doesn’t really do tasks simultaneously, as we thought (hoped) it might. In fact, we just… Read more The Myth of Multitasking

Seeing the Magic

When I travel, the first few days in a new place are magical. My senses—from sight to smell, feel to sound—are on their game, alert to anything outside my normal pattern. Within 48 hours, many of them start to become “normal” so I try hard to capture the magic while I can. I usually keep a… Read more Seeing the Magic

Why Boise State’s basketball players huddle tighter

Think organizational culture In the Boise State men’s basketball locker room, on one of the walls–20 feet long and 10 feet tall–is a photo of the team, huddled together. The photo is shot from above, showing players’ heads and arms, wrapped around their shoulders. The caption under the photo reads: WE HUDDLE TIGHTER When I… Read more Why Boise State’s basketball players huddle tighter