There's only so much time in a day, a year, or a life. The ability to work quickly and efficiently within that time can boost results. Productivity results from a mix of factors: motivation, talent, training, work environment, support from others, time management, and even luck. Some people seem to be natural super-producers; others look to daily exercises and good habits to help them get things done.
According to available statistics, roughly fourteen million people worldwide were newly diagnosed with cancer in 2012 alone. That same year saw about eight million cancer deaths. How many of those deaths might have been prevented using available medical knowledge about cancer risks? And how many more cancer deaths can we expect over the next three decades?
When parents either support or encourage their teenager to have high personal performance expectations, they also need to provide guidance about how to manage their feelings when these outcomes are not met, as will sometimes occur.
Nicholas Kristof's NYTimes essay "To Kill a Chicken" is a must read. It begins: "IF you torture a single chicken and are caught, you’re likely to be arrested. If you scald thousands of chickens alive, you’re an industrialist who will be lauded for your acumen." I leave it to you to decide whether to read it, but be assured that when you eat chicken you're eating pain.
The tower building exercise - and its marshmallow - reveals another secret of successful human behavior, in this case for mental health professionals: when we put the goals of our patients first and foremost, they are going to be more effective, and so will we.
Connectional intelligence highlights an evolution that has been quietly taking place across workplaces all over the world—just like traditional intelligence is “out,” so is the old way of working. It’s a whole new world in more ways than one; there’s less emphasis on conventional hierarchies, more on reshaping office environments and workdays for improved collaboration.
Now that the end of winter is near, shake off your winter blues! Here are a few easy and useful suggestions of things you can do today to help kick your boredom to the curb and shift your life into higher gear right!
Computer games make it fun to confront obstacles. Wouldn't it be great if your real-life obstacles were as much fun to tackle? Now there are tools that "gamify" everyday life, to tap into the motivating power of computer games.
Creating and creativity are healthy processes in contradiction to contentions such as those of Kay Jamison and Nancy Andreasen and others who have carried out weak research purportedly showing connections between creativity and mental illness.
Five key findings from the VIA Institute about bringing character strengths to work, including grow more from using your strengths rather than improving your weaknesses; connect character strengths with your everyday work tasks; and more!
A decade ago only 2 out of every 10 people reported they had the opportunity to what they do best each day at work, new data shows this number has risen by 50%. What's changing in our workplaces and what benefits are employees, managers and organizations seeing as result?
We can't get rid of all the stress in our lives, but we can choose to increase our resilience to stress. Building mental strength protects us from the harmful physical and psychological toll stress can take.
When we speak of someone being "resilient," we tend to think of it as a character strength. But what is resilience anyway, and what does it take to weather the setbacks in life? A look at the research reveals much...
From crossing simple tasks off our to-do lists to achieving long term goals, there are few better feelings than knowing we've accomplished something. But why does procrastination so often get in the way, and what can we do about it?