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3 Simple Social Media Tips for Boosting Your Visibility as a Coach or Consultant

When I was running a digital marketing agency back in 2015, I primarily helped B2B tech brands grow their online following and increase engagement …

Marketing

Workplace Well-being. Nice to have or a necessity?

<b>It is commonly known that being in employment and having a sense of purpose positively impacts your health and wellbeing, with research showing that</b> …

Employee Engagement

A Cognitive Psychologist on Why the Most Rewarding Life is So Counterintuitive | Heleo

“The moment you start giving money away, or giving things away to other people, our happiness increases beyond the level that we would</b> …

Self-improvement

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

Time Management

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Why it's impossible to wean African leaders off their addiction to power

Some African countries have recorded democratic victories in the past 12 months. Ethiopia has a new leader whose ascent holds great promise for …

Africa

Associate Professor Raffaella Sadun Wins Harvard Business Review McKinsey Award for Best Article - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON—Harvard Business School associate professor Raffaella Sadun and coauthors Nicholas Bloom of Stanford University and John Van Reenen of MIT …

Management

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

Here's How Old You Should Be When You Start a Company, According to Science. (It's Not What You Think)

The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders.<p>Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it's older than …

VCS

An 80-year Harvard study claims to have found the gateway to happiness

There are some things that money can’t buy. True friends and happiness are among them. In fact, an 80-year-long study at Harvard University claims …

Great Depression

The 21 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Europe (as ranked by locals)

Bamberg is a city of breweries and churches, and frequently ranks among the most beautiful towns in Germany. It was erected on seven hills (a bit …

European Travel

Where Can You Find Free Online Psychology Classes

Are you looking for a free online psychology class? There are a number of places to find these no-expense classes, which can be a great way to expand …

Psychology

Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>March 06, 2018</b><p>Radical Advice for Reinventing Talent--and HR. Most executives today recognize the competitive advantage of human capital, and yet the talent practices their organizations use are stuck in the twentieth century. Typical talent-planning and HR processes are …

Innovation

Cliches about only being as old as you feel are starting to have scientific backing

We’ve heard all the cliches about aging: “You’re as young [or old] as you feel.” “Age is just a number.” “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” “Seventy is the new 50.” Well-intentioned, perhaps. Offensive, to some. Patronizing, to be sure. But could they be true?<p>Maybe science has …

Psychology

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

Why Many Leaders Don't Understand That Employee Engagement Drives Revenue Growth

It’s a three-part “chicken or egg” question: which stakeholder group should leaders focus on first: customers, employees or investors?<p>A few weeks ago, I listened to two accomplished CEOs make a compelling case that employee engagement comes first. Both spoke to Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches …

Employee Engagement

We were praising the wrong Mandela – SA’s anger over Winnie doccie

Related Links<p>Social media erupted in outrage and disbelief on Wednesday night after the screening of a tell-all documentary about the life of Winnie …

South Africa

Working out for this surprisingly short time period each week might boost happiness

The relationship between working out and lowered depression and anxiety is not exactly breaking news: Ample research supports the idea that sweating …

Happiness

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Meditation

Black Professional Men Describe What It’s Like to Be in the Gender Majority but the Racial Minority

It’s no secret that black people are widely underrepresented in the highest-status professional jobs. Even when they have Harvard MBAs, black women are generally absent in leadership positions at most Fortune 500 companies, and black men are in high-ranking roles in only a handful.<p>Researchers who …

Black Culture

Why People-Pleasers Don’t Get the Love and Respect They Desire

<b>“Niceness is the psychological armor of the people-pleaser.” ~Harriet B. Braiker</b><p>I used to think that being kind, gentle, and agreeable was guaranteed …

Relationships

South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice

South African business’s biggest obstacle may not be government corruption, economic radicalism or skills shortages. It may be deep-rooted race and …

Leadership

The Secret to Happiness Is Helping Others

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want …

Happiness

Yale's "Happiness 101" Course Is Available Online For Free — Here's How You Can Take It

What’s the secret to happiness? You could soon find out for free. One of Yale’s most popular classes — not just this school year, but in the …

Mental Health

Cherophobia is the fear of being happy — here are the signs you might have it

You know that feeling when something seems too good to be true — when it looks like a lot has happened in your favour recently, so it's suspicious?<p>Some people can't get over this feeling, and their good fortune takes a sinister turn in their mind.<p>People who have an irrational aversion to being …

Mental Health

Lessons From Prof. Samir Nurmohamed’s Research on Motivation, Underdogs, and Storytelling

How Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed’s research on motivation and storytelling applies to everything from insect-based foods to …

Wharton School

In a probing biography of her native land, Ayesha Jalal provides a unique insider's assessment of how the nuclear-armed Muslim nation of Pakistan evolved into a country besieged by military domination and militant religious extremism, and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region.

“[An] important book… Ayesha Jalal has been one of the first and most reliable [Pakistani] political historians [on Pakistan]… <i>The Struggle for</i> …

Pakistan

A Millionaire Mindset Never Made Anyone Rich

The notion that just thinking something can make it happen is a joke. Too bad some people fall for it.<p>The past three decades of minimal real wage growth have led some people to wonder why they haven't gotten ahead. And in much the same way that nature abhors a vacuum, con artists hate missing an …

Self-improvement

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>By<p>Apr 05 2018, 7:21 PM<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what …

Happiness

The Secrets Of The Happiest Couples [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Do your relationships always end in heartbreak? You're not alone. Around 35 per cent of Australian marriages end in divorce - and that's …

Happiness