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Posted on 23 Feb
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Whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or any other milestone we want to achieve, most of us give up on that career goal, dietmindfulness practice, or exercise regimen we committed to however long ago. All too often, our efforts fail, and we find o…Read More

sparkler

Posted on 17 Feb
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Whether we’re high power execs or stay-at-home moms, self-criticism is a tendency that many people have. In fact we often think of self-criticism as key to self-improvement. We fall for the idea that self-criticism pushes us to perform be…Read More

chronic stress

Posted on 04 Feb
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Why are we always exhausted at the end of a workday? Why do we come home wiped out, with barely enough energy to make dinner before collapsing for the night?

Normally, when we think about being tired, we think of physical reasons: lack of sle…Read More

why nice guys finish first

Posted on 02 Feb
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To many people, the idea of compassionate leadership is touchy-feely at best and bad management at worst. But new research suggests that rather than making them look soft, acts of kindness and altruism increase leaders’ standing in a group. In so…Read More

desk

Posted on 27 Jan

In the last year, have you felt stressed, burnt out, or exhausted? You’re not alone. Burnout levels are on the increase across professions, and a Gallup poll shows that more than 70% of the Americans feel disengaged at work. In our pursuit of success, we are wearing ourselves out. But everyone seems to be moving at the same alarming speed. Our Read More

HT-Q1-X

Posted on 24 Jan

I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and oth…Read More

Posted on 20 Jan

Whether or not you get the Winter Blues, winter unquestionably makes us more likely to stay home, to indulge in comfort foods, and watch too many movies. The cold and dark days can at times make us feel a little down. Thankfully, research shows three practical and powerful ways to help you prevent the winter funk:

1. CONNECT

The grea…Read More

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Posted on 18 Jan

It’s 2pm, you’re feeling that afternoon slump and can’t seem to be able to concentrate on work. Or you’ve worked a long week and just can’t seem to muster up the stamina to perform at your best. You feel tired, unmotivated and unproductive. Most of us have these kinds of experiences at some point. Yet the only way that we hear about to ‘boost our e…Read More

Posted on 18 Jan
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While research on charisma is still in development, one of the most extensive studies yet has found that charisma is not so much a gift as a learnable skill you can master.

What Presence Has to Do With It

If you meet someone at a cocktail party who…Read More

HT-Q3-X

Posted on 13 Jan

Many of us have the misconception that, in order to be successful, we have to sacrifice our happiness. I wrote my upcoming book, The Happiness Track because research shows this idea is not only wrong, but counterproductive. In The Happiness Track, I reviewed 100s of studies to show you how and why taking care of yourself, your happiness and your w…Read More

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