Archives Posts Tagged ‘kindness’

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Our Loneliness Epidemic & What We Can Do About it

21 Jun
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About a month ago, a group of about 20 men—all fathers in their 30s and 40s—gathered at a home in Oakland, California to talk fatherhood. Alarmingly, when asked how many of them had “real friends”—the kind of confidantes with whom they could …Read More

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The Power of Self-Compassion to Boost Your Success

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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3 Ways Extraordinary Leaders Motivate Employees

05 Jan

Given the extraordinary low levels of engagement in the U.S. workforce — a recent Gallup poll showed that 70% of employees are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work — many leaders are looking for solutions. Some turn to material perks (bonuses, game rooms, free food) in the hopes of making employees happier. However, research…Read More

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Why Positive Workplaces are More Productive

05 Nov

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that a positive environment will lead to dramatic benefi…Read More

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Why Vulnerability Will Make You More Successful in 2015

29 Dec

Happy Holidays Everyone! I’ve recently published an article on why vulnerability leads to success. It is featured in both Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today! Hope you find it inspiring.

One morning in Bangalore, South India, Archana Patchirajan, founder of a technology startup, called her entire staff in for a meeting. When they were a…Read More

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The Definitive Case for Being a Kind Boss

24 Nov

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

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18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation Today!

28 Oct

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

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The Power & Science of Social Connection: Emma Seppälä TEDx

14 Apr

Watch my TEDx talk and see what research has to say about The Power of Social Connection:

10 Tweetable Facts from the Video:

  1. #DidYouKnow Low social connection is worse for us than smoking, obesity & high-blood pressure. #tedtalks @emmaseppala youtu.be/WZvUppaDfNs [click to tweet]

  2. Strong social connection predicts greater…Read More
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Connectedness & Health: The Science of Social Connection INFOGRAPHIC

11 Apr

Social connection improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being.

We all think we know how to take good care of ourselves: eat your veggies, work out and try to get enough sleep. But how many of us know that social connection is just as critical?

One landmark study showed that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to heal…Read More

The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

24 Mar

Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being!

Most “successful…Read More

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