The most comprehensive study of well-being in history reveals a single message that comes through loud and clear. Our lives depend on our relationships. From the moment we're born, we rely on others to
As the concept of emotional intelligence has gone global, we’ve watched professionals founder as they try to improve their emotional intelligence (or EI) because they either don’t know where to focus efforts
In a fascinating look at language, a Professor George Lakoff lays out how political parties can sway supporters with tiny tweaks in word choice. In 1973, America watched as then President Richard Nixon
Today the iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary as one of the best-selling products of all time. As a communication specialist, I mark the event for a slightly different reason. The launch of the iPhone
Atom, Archetype, and the Invention of Synchronicity: How Iconic Psychiatrist Carl Jung and Nobel-Winning Physicist Wolfgang
Two of humanity’s greatest minds explore the parallels between spacetime and the psyche, the atomic nucleus and the self. “Every true theorist is a kind of tamed metaphysicist,” Einstein wrote as he contemplated
Originally conducted by psychologist Walter Mischel in the late 1960s, the Stanford marshmallow test has become a touchstone of developmental psychology. Children at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, aged
For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge and inspiration--and
Apparently, psychologists struggle with procrastination too. At least that's one possible conclusion from a recent PsyBlog review of all the studies that have been done on putting things off and how to
This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day, and if you don’t learn to organize them, they have the potential to wreak havoc on your
The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment
As a manager, motivating employees is one of the most important things you do for your company. After all, engagement is linked to firm profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee retention. Yet
Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. Consider Cynthia, a general manager in a health organization.
You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising ruckus
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Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating?
Lately we’ve been hearing a lot about smart things connecting with other smart things to solve problems in novel ways. But we hear much less about where and how human intelligence fits into the mix. How
Lately, Human Resources has become a very hot topic – for reasons both good and bad. The good: There is sufficient research to show that executive leadership wants and needs a business partner that adds
Forward-thinking companies pay a great deal of attention to employee engagement. But should they? Over the past decades, scientific research has provided compelling evidence for the idea that engaged perform
Employee satisfaction is down in corporations of all sizes. SHRM reports that while 86% of Americans were happy with their jobs in 2009, that percentage has been in slow but steady decline ever since.