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Are You a Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker?

Are you a left-brained thinker or a right-brained thinker? We all know that we use our left-brains for logical thinking and our right-brains for …

Creativity

7 Tricks To Stay Calm When Interacting With People You Don't Like

In a perfect world, each human we interacted with would be considerate, mindful, prompt, kind, generous and more. They'd get our jokes and we'd get …

Anxiety: the office fear factor

First his fingers, forearms and toes tingled; then he was gripped by a mental paralysis. “I couldn’t think about how to make a decision,” says the …

Mental Health

Here's the Method Master Coaches Use to Create Trust

Today I was on a coaching call and I was scared. It was the first five minutes of the conversation and I had this feeling that I've had before: this feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing.<p>As I sat there I could feel the fear coursing through my body. I watched the thoughts rise and fall. I …

Meditation

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain | Inc.com

Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and least understood organ in your whole body. But in these fascinating TED Talks, …

TED Talks

The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain …

Public Speaking

Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) over their mutual distaste for parties and small …

Researchers discovered a psychological trick that will help you stop procrastinating

The idea is that you'll get a thrill out of checking those individual items off your to-do list and, before you know it, you'll have completed the whole project.<p>The strategy is based on a study out of Pennsylvania State University. Researchers asked participants to pick up one of two buckets and …

Living Rooms

A Stanford professor asked 24 volunteers to spend 2 weeks in prison and the results were catastrophic

During the summer of 1971, 24 volunteers living near Stanford University were interviewed, selected, and arrested.<p>They'd all responded to a simple newspaper ad calling for male college students whom, it said, would get $15 a day to participate in a "psychological study of prison life" that …

Psychology

7 Struggles Of Having A Straightforward Personality In A World Of Highly Sensitive People

Lately, it seems as though the world is bursting with highly sensitive people – those who feel deeply, love deeply and are highly in tune with the …

Science Says These Two Techniques Will Keep You Cool Under Pressure

Suppressing emotions can backfire:<p>Via Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day …

Self-help

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

Happiness

As we age, the brain naturally changes its nature. We're more focused on getting "the bigger picture," developing more complex thinking based on our life experience. This is the great task of the maturing brain - to develop a larger, more comprehensive view of life. We call that "wisdom."

The Psychology of Choice

Making choices isn't just about Option A vs. Option B. A myriad of considerations, psychological processes, and biases go into every decision we make.

Psychology

The Underlying Psychology of Office Politics

All organizations are political – and to some degree, they always will be. The underlying reasons are psychological. First, work involves dealing with people. That means finding a compromise between what they want and what we want; and it’s often a zero-sum game. Second, humans are emotional …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

Emotional Intelligence

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

University of Washington

5 Reasons Why You Must Be a Constant Learner

How many times you had the feeling that you are lost with a new subject at work? If you are like most people, probably many times… But don’t worry! …

Outsourcing

Why Leaders Are Easier to Coach than Followers

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Followers receive very little fanfare. In a culture obsessed with leaders, we think of a follower’s role as submitting, taking direction, and dutifully executing the leader’s will.<p>Recent research from PsychTests, however, reveals that followers may not be as compliant as we …

Leadership

18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, …

Former Apple, NASA and Pixar developers launch beautiful Olio smartwatch

The Apple Watch is a high-tech timepiece from a powerhouse company, but what do you call a smartwatch designed by some of the brightest alum from …

10 Deploys a Day - A Case Study of Continuous Delivery at Envato

I recently presented to the Bankwest Solutions Delivery Group on the processes and technology we use that allows us to deploy our sites up to 10 …

How social business is changing the way we work

The term social business is often surrounded by confusion. While in the US it is a firmly established concept, in the UK it is often incorrectly …

Six Stages To Becoming A Social Business Company

Being social is not something every company can do well. In fact, according to a new report from the research firm Altimeter Group, there are companies that fit along one of six stages of “social business maturity”. The idea is that eventually companies will achieve a social “nirvana” and finally …

Social Business DNA: The 10 Markers

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Nilofer Merchant (@nilofer) masterfully shared a historical perspective of the use of the word "Social" and its definitions and origins as it pertains to business. Ms. Merchant outlined the background, origin and evolution of the terms social media, …

Social Business

New IBM Study: The Business of Social Business

New IBM Study: The Business of Social Business<p>IBM’s recent study on “The Business of Social Business” revealed three major areas where organizations …

The Gap Between Social Media and Business Impact: 6 stages of social business transformation

In business, social media is becoming a lot like email. Every company has it. In an Altimeter Group survey of 700 executives and social strategists …