When something goes wrong do you brush it under the carpet and move on? Well, don’t. The best thinkers conduct “unflinching” post-mortems on mistakes, according to Philip Tetlock in his study of what makes experts tick. At Pixar, they suggest doing a post-mortem on your successes too – after all, they might have just been down to luck.
You need: 30-60 minutes, pen and paper.