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8 Signs You're a Perfectionist (and Why It's Toxic to Your Mental Health)

Studies say that true perfectionists aren't really trying to be perfect, they are avoiding not being good enough.<p>People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's …

Forget Feelings, Think Motivation

Emotions move us. The word, "emotion," derived from the Latin, literally means "to move." The ancients believed that emotions move behavior; in …

Psychology

8 things to do before bed to have a better day tomorrow

We've heard all the stories before.<p>The mega-successful wake up at dawn every day, conquering the world many times over, while everyone else is still fumbling around in the kitchen for a coffee filter.<p>I've developed some great morning routines too, but what about the other times of day? Don't they …

A therapist outlines the 3 main reasons people never change

<i>Katherine Schafler is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 14 years’ counseling experience.</i><p>1. True change is about taking personal accountability<p>The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud:<p><i>"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom</i> …

For decades, Western culture touted self-esteem. It got the most important thing wrong

What would you guess people are most stressed out about in their careers? One might assume that hating your job, or dealing with the frustration of finding a new one, would top the list. But according to the results of an annual survey that I send several thousand readers of my email newsletter, …

Mindy Kaling

Journalismus stellt sich seinen Dämonen

Desinformation, neue Technologien, Gewalt gegen Reporter: Wohl noch nie stand die Medienwelt vor so vielen Herausforderungen. Beim Global Media Forum …

A psychologist says a simple word swap can make you more successful on a daily basis

In her new book, "Insight," the psychologist Tasha Eurich argues that the more accurately you see yourself, the more successful you'll be.<p>To that end, she offers a bunch of strategies for getting to know yourself better, each one characterized by extreme efficiency and a focus on problem-solving …

Psychology

Die «Landshut» könnte heimkehren

Die aus Entführer-Hand befreite Lufthansa-Maschine war kurze Zeit ein Symbol für den Kampf gegen Terrorismus. Danach war sie jahrelang unbemerkt im …

What Happened When I Ditched My Smartphone For A Paper Planner

Would two weeks of writing everything down improve my life? Kind of.<p>Japan and China may have a reputation for being technologically advanced, but recording appointments and to-dos with pen and paper is long-held tradition in Asia. There is also evidence that it’s gaining popularity with millennials …

Productivity

The Real Harm in Multitasking

You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. The researchers found that people who …

The Brain

Leading Change: 6 Reasons Change Management Strategies Fail

There are hundreds if not thousands of books about change management. There are courses managers can take an oodles of “expert” consultants companies can higher. So why do so many organizations get it wrong. In a 2013 Strategy&/Katzenbach Center survey of global senior leaders on culture and change …

Leadership

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE & ORGANISATIONAL AGILITY

<i>Each and every employee can see the flow of value to the customer, and fix that flow before it breaks down</i><p>What is Operational Excellence?<p><b>Operational</b> …

Employee Engagement

Don’t End a Meeting Without Doing These 3 Things

When a sports team finishes a game, they usually don’t gather up their gear and immediately leave the court, rink, field or locker room. The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting – a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up.<p>In our view, participants in …

Management

15 things you should do in the 15 minutes before a big presentation

<i>Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/flickr"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public." —George Jessel</i><p>You have to give a big, important presentation in just 15 minutes. Your heart is racing, your palms are damp — …

25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of psychological research to suggest that …

Successful people share 11 ways to make 2017 your most productive year yet

If you pay close attention to Business Insider's Strategy vertical, you'll notice we frequently share productivity tips from an expert we've just interviewed, a book we've just read, or new research we've just scoured.<p>And we admit it can be a little daunting to keep up with all the advice out there.<p>…

Time Management

22 ways to be healthier with minimal effort

The new year is a common time to think about self-improvement.<p>Luckily, there are lots of ways to better your lifestyle without throwing your daily routine out of whack.<p>We've put together a list of some relatively small changes you can make to your life right now to start living healthier.

Self-improvement
Small Business

I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

About five minutes before Search Inside Yourself was scheduled to start, I was running through New York City's Flatiron District, using half my mouth to chew a blueberry muffin and the other half to curse the fates for letting me oversleep by an hour.<p>It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness …

3 Morning Routines to Power You Through the Day

What do Benjamin Franklin, Tony Robbins and Jack Dorsey have in common? They all have (or had) unique ways to start their mornings. Read on to see how their habits can help boost your day.<p>I had never been a morning person until nearly 8 years ago when I began anchoring our opening bell program on …

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Productivity

5 Monday Morning Habits to Jumpstart Your Week

Many of us hit the snooze button on a Monday morning in hopes of getting just five more minutes of shut eye. It may seem like a harmless habit, but …

Productivity
Leadership

The 10 Best Tools for Managing Remote Employees

Want to boost productivity and success among your remote team? Use these 10 tools.<p>Businesses large and small are continuing to embrace the remote workplace - even startups are getting on board. Gallup's State of the American Workplace reveals that roughly 39% of companies allow some employees to …

Tony Robbins has a simple rule he recommends all managers should follow

When you're managing a team, you may find your discussions consistently being dominated by your most outspoken employee, or even yourself, with your employees eagerly agreeing with all of your conclusions.<p>This, of course, is not the most productive scenario.<p>Performance coach Tony Robbins recently …

Leadership, Change Management, and Communication

Leadership, change management and communication are so intimately linked that it’s really not possible to be successful at the first two without well …

How the Best Leaders Truly Connect With Their Employees

Here are eight ways to be real with your staff.<p>Leadership has been written and talked about for decades, with great authors defining it in different ways calling it different things. In the end, most of these folks have been talking about the same things.<p>The simple truth is that leadership (and …

Leadership