Are We Losing Our Need for Physical Touch?

Has our hi-tech, media-socialized world lost something critical to our species—non-sexual human physical touch? Hasn't human physical contact set us apart from other animals, and has helped us develop complex language, culture, thinking and emotional expression?

Is America Addicted to War?

War has become the new normal for the U.S. Militarization, the justification for violence, and the privatization of war are now firmly entrenched.

Leaders: We Love Humble Leaders But Idolize Narcissists

Research shows that humble leaders whose focus is to serve others are equally successful, but more importantly, capture the hearts and loyalty of others.

Why is the Glass Ceiling Shatterproof?

While there are many individual accomplishments to celebrate the overall picture is not rosy, particularly in the U.S. The glass ceiling is still shatterproof.

How Workplace Bullying Destroys Well-being and Productivity

Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

Why Work-Life Balance is Becoming Critical

The problem of work-life balance is becoming more acute in organizations, and there is a disconnect between employers’ and employees’ perspective on this issue.

How Abusive Bosses Can Destroy Teamwork

There is increasing evidence that there is a clear link between bad leaders and employee health and productivity problems, which is turn, can be a huge liability for organizations.

Millennials and the Impending Leadership Development Crisis

As large numbers of Millennials or Gen Y moves into the workplace, we will be encountering a leadership development crisis.

A Powerful Strategy to Increase Productivity

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 percent, according to the findings of a new study from the University of Southampton.

What Will Work Look Like In The Year 2030?

So the work world of 2030 will be significantly different than it is today. It will no longer be business as usual, and no longer be work as usual. Be prepared for a rough but exciting ride.

Why People Can't Keep Their New Year's Resolutions

The start of the New Year is often the perfect time to turn a new page in your life, which is why so many people make New Year's resolutions. But why do so many people have a hard time keeping their resolutions?

When The “Good Guys” Become The “Bad Guys”

We should be shocked by the grotesque details of the 6,000 page U.S. Senate detailed report on how the CIA tortured prisoners and subsequently lied about it.

How To Deal With Christmas "Blues" And Depression

The Christmas season has become a difficult time for many people in our society. For those of us who don't have difficulties at this time of year, it's an opportunity to reach out to those who become blue, depressed or are less fortunate. For those who have the difficulties with the season, it's an opportunity to take action to think, feel and act in ways that breaks free

Why Change Management Fails

Most change management programs initiated by leaders in organizations fail. They fail fundamentally because it is conceived as an outside-in process, moving about parts of the organization, rather than an inside-out process which focuses on change within individuals.

The Forgotten Casualties of War

The focus on Remembrance Day almost exclusively is on armed forces casualties from wars since WWI. Yet, it has been civilians who have suffered most during wars or armed conflicts. There are few memorials or formal observances for their deaths.

Why We Love Bad News More Than Good News

Most news we see and hear is negative, and replete with disasters, terrorism, crime, scandals and corruption. Does the media create that negative news bias or does it respond to our preference for bad news over good news?

Why The Workplace of 2030 Is All About "Me"

We need the rise of a workplace that is mindful, tranquil, sublime and that nurtures the health and performance of the mind.

Will Mindfulness Become Another Self-Help Fad?

Is mindfulness just another self-help flavor of the month? Now that mindfulness has become popular, it predictably has drawn its critics.

What's Behind Every Great Man or Woman?

When we look at promotions, financial compensation, status and career success, it is the spouse that may be exerting a bigger influence on that success.

Why Setting Goals Can Do More Harm Than Good

Goal setting can do more harm than good.

Is There a Limit to the Friendships We Can Maintain?

Dunbar, a British anthropologist and evolutionary biologist, argues that there is cognitive limit to the number of relations that any one primate can maintain.

Reflection and “Doing Nothing” Are Critical For Productivity

Compelling new evidence shows that "doing nothing" is required for optimal brain functioning.

The Psychology of Organizational Change

Leaders today must understand and apply the knowledge of behavioral psychology and the lessons from brain science to manage organizational change successfully.

Why We Need To End "The War on Drugs"

The War on Drugs has been a failure. It cannot be won. It's time that leaders develop new thinking and new policies about the issue of illegal drugs.

Myths And Truths About Employee Motivation

Yet, managers cling to obsolete and counterproductive beliefs about what motivates employees, beliefs that actually harm productivity and employee well-being.

Why Goal Setting Doesn't Work

In organizations, “stretch goals,” or “hairy audacious goals,” as a management motivational and performance strategy, is widely practiced. Yet, there is evidence that goal setting may actually be counter productive if not a waste of time.

Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America

There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It’s the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.

Are We Hardwired to Be Positive or Negative?

Are we hardwired to be positive or negative, particularly during difficult times? That’s a question that has been asked by many researchers and it has an impact on our beliefs about motivation and behavior. Research findings on this issue have significant implications for leaders and workplace culture.

Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity and Happiness, Part 2

More broadly, the philosophy of “slow work” challenges the unsustainable practice of doing everything as fast as possible and offers an alternative workplace framework for energizing people and helping people better align their personal and professional priorities.

Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity and Happiness, Part 1

Today’s hectic, fast paced and over stimulated world can create a work and lifestyle of hurriedness, busyness, multitasking and workaholism, all aimed at increasing productivity and life satisfaction. Yet, there’s compelling evidence that slowing down can actually improve productivity and increase happiness.