We’ve all been there: the afternoon slump, the slow morning, the work daze. While researching The Happiness Track, I discovered that 50% of people are burned out across professions. We’re facing a literal energy crisis.
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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
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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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
Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against us—no matter how “productive” we may feel. After all, we’re seeing 50% burnout rates…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
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:
The grea…Read More
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
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
Have you noticed that checking your email impacts how you think and feel? It does so in 5 important ways. Here’s your brain on email:
Have you ever been in a situation in which you were feeling great until you received an email out of the blue that completely upset your day? How does it feel to receive 30 such emails first thing i…Read More