When Jared walked into a meeting to discuss a new marketing approach for a product, the conversation didn’t play out well. Five minutes into the dialogue, the product manager, Françoise, started interrupting him with questions he was planning to address later in the pitch. As the conversation ran off the rails, Jared struggled to keep a calm de…Read More
Archives Posts Tagged ‘compassion’
When Caroline moved to a new city to take on a job at a company she was thrilled to join, she was surprised when she had a hard time building friendships and positive relationships with her colleagues. A few months down the road, she found out why: Someone from her previous company had falsely told one of her new colleagues that Caroline tries to …Read More
In this age of senseless terror, we can feel helpless. But there are small ways that you can help contribute to a kinder world. By living a compassionate lifestyle, you will improve not only society and the planet but also your own well-being …Read More
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
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
The holidays are upon us and it’s an easy time to get lost: in Christmas shopping, errands, travel or the stress of financial expenses or difficult family situations. It can also be a lonely time for some, or one of confusion or even depression due to the long winter nights. The good news is that there are some great research-backed ways for you …Read More
Happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of holiday cheer, here’s some good news: the hard data on being a nice boss. It literally pays to be kind!
There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for w…Read More
Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that
“meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus
meditations, breath-based medita…Read More
Happiness is in your ability to love others ~ Leo Tolstoy
Have you ever wished you could meditate but just didn’t know where to start?
There’s a reason for that! When people talk about meditation, they sometimes make it sound as if there were just one type. But there isn’t, there are so many types: mantra meditations, breath meditations, sound me…Read More