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5 Rules for Getting Along with Anyone

There are times when you want to lash out at someone who makes your life miserable. Perhaps a work colleague or your closest intimate partner is …

Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient, more organized. People need to enjoy them and, dare I say it, have fun.<p>Happiness …

Leadership

Twelve Habits of Happy, Healthy People Who Don’t Give a Shit About Your Inner Peace

Every damn time someone in my facebook feed posts something like this, I click it. Every damn time.<p>We all have this facebook friend, right? People …

Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, I have sensed from many leaders that they want to do a better job of leading in accordance with their personal values. The crisis exposed the fallacies of measuring success in monetary terms and left many leaders with a deep feeling of unease that they were …

What to Do When You Can’t Control Your Stress

Everyone can relate to a day at work that just starts off on the wrong foot. Perhaps you have just had an argument with a spouse or loved one, or you’re late for an appointment even though you had a million reminders in your schedule, or your inbox contains e-mail after e-mail with what seem like …

4 Things Psychologists Know That You Should Know Too

It’s fun being a psychologist. Just as an engineer is fascinated by the true mechanics of electrical circuitry, we mental health professionals are …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

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3 Ways to Make Your Message Hit the Right Notes

When my daughter started ukulele lessons, her instructor explained that music is composed of three things: melody, which is made up of notes along …

25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

<i>“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are,</i> …

Stumbling Forward: On Embracing Your Mistakes as You Stumble Towards Success

Most people see me as a “professional”… as someone who is smart, who has their act together or as someone who knows what they’re doing all the …

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.<p>The problem is that, while authority can …

Too Busy? 7 Ways To Increase Leisure Time, According To Science

<b>Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly running from thing to thing but never getting it all done?</b><p>When researchers survey people, they say they’re …

The Most Important Two Minutes of Your Life

Two minutes here and there rarely matter very much over the course of a day, a week, a lifetime.<p>But there are two minutes you could spend, right now, …

Meditation

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The Art Of Self-Promotion: 6 Tips For Getting Your Work Discovered

Writer and author Austin Kleon shares some guidelines for promoting your work without spamming from his new book, Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered.<p>The subtitle of the writer and artist Austin Kleon’s new book, <i>Show Your Work!</i> is “10 Ways to Share Your Creativity …

Bosses, Stop Caring If Your Employees Are At Their Desks

Have you ever suspected that you’d be healthier, happier, and perhaps even more productive, if you could just get your work done on your own schedule instead of your boss’s? New research suggests you’re probably right.<p>In 2005, the Best Buy headquarters in Richfield, Minnesota, started shifting over …

Creativity - Guaranteed!

If I could show you a guaranteed way of being more creative, would you be interested?<p>If you said no, then I suspect your creativity is through the …

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?<p>It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time.<p>What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish …

How to Give Negative Feedback (Without Sounding Like a Jerk)

Getting honest, useful feedback is an important part of any project or career. Of course, positive feedback is awesome because it motivates you to …

If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do nothing? It's hard to …

How to Break Up the Old Boys’ Club in Your Office

Once upon a time, the workplace was very homogeneous. With women’s place in the home, and little ethnic diversity, the workplace was dominated by …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

5 Signs You're Not Following Your Heart (And How to Fix Them) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

At one point in life, everyone dreamed. We all had grand ideas of what we wanted to do with our lives. But as we grow, life slowly starts to drain …

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Ban Bossy. Encourage Girls to Lead.

Kids and Teens<p>Sierra, a 7-year-old cancer survivor who now makes care packages for other patients, became this year’s “Chief Kindness Officer.”<p>Girls …

6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership

Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication.<p>When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain …

Mindfulness

How to Be Powerful, Likable, and Female: Learn From Jenna Lyons

The novelist Jennifer Weiner told <i>The New Yorker</i> this week that she feels ostracized from the literary community because she likes to write warm, …