Archives Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

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The Ridiculously Easy Way to Become An Innovative Thinker

16 May

From Vincent Van Gogh on through Kanye West, the figure of the broody, tortured artist looms large in the popular imagination. But research suggests that the key to creativity and innovation has little to do with angst. In researching my book The Happiness TrackI found that the biggest breakthrough ideas often  come from relaxation.

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7 Must-Read Books to Change Your Life This Summer

22 Apr
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We’ve been indoors, dragging all winter, and if you’re like me, you’re looking for some serious inspiration for the summer months. As an author of a happiness book myself, I tend to be picky about what I read—it needs to be inspiring, smart (r…Read More

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In a Difficult Conversation, Listen More Than You Talk

27 Feb

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

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When Giving Critical Feedback, Focus on Your Non-verbal Cues

20 Jan

Giving feedback may be one of the most difficult challenges a manager faces. On the one hand, you have to be honest; on the other hand, you don’t want to alienate your employee. You tread a fine line between maintaining cordiality and successfully getting your point across.

A positive workplace culture is essential for employee engagement and …Read More

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What to Do When You’re the Target of a Hurtful Office Rumor

12 Dec

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

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How to Keep Politics Out of the Playground

18 Nov

No matter what our political affiliation, our children are entering a deeply divided society and the results are already being seen in schools across the country. Children’s brains are programmed to absorb information, learning and modeling the behavior they see in others—especially the adults around them. But, at a contentious time like toda…Read More

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The #1 Predictor of Relationship Success No One Talks About

25 Sep
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How You Relate to Yourself Predicts Your Relationship Success With Others

When we think about creating a healthy and successful relationship with someone, we tend to focus on how we can best bridge our differences. We want to allow room …Read More

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The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity

25 Sep
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Why Adderall and stimulants backfire for productivity—and what to do instead.

Get more done faster and better. That seems to be everyone’s modus operandi these days. And with a new school year starting, you too may be resolving to become more effic…Read More

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How to Get the Deepest Rest of All

25 Sep

 

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Many of us are tired or burned out; here’s how to restore ourselves for good.

I recently became a mother (a year and a half ago, to be exact). Before that, I was busy: writing a book and articles, working full-time at Stanford’s Cen…Read More

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How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative

17 Sep

The number-one attribute CEOs look for in their incoming workforce (according to an IBM survey of more than 1,500 CEOs across 33 industries and 60 countries) is not discipline, integrity, intelligence, or emotional intelligence. It’s creativity.

After all, every company wants to be at the forefront of its industry and on the cutting edge of i…Read More

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