Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tag: performance

Create a growth culture, not a performance-obsessed one

It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite leaders are focused on how to build higher performance cultures. The irony, we’ve found, is that building...

Signs you may be a toxic colleague

The research paints a very different picture, namely that most of the time there is remarkably little overlap between how other people see us...

3 Timeless rules for making tough decisions

Maybe I should order them all... Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food,...

How to make yourself work when you just don’t want to

Can you imagine how much less guilt, stress, and frustration you would feel if you could somehow just make yourself do the things you...

One is the loneliest number

Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and...

How to handle stress in the moment

What the experts say Eighty percent of Americans are stressed at work, according to a recent study by Nielsen for Everest College. Low pay, unreasonable...

Should hiring be based on gut—or data?

These are questions a lot of companies would like better answers to, considering the critical importance of people to a business’s success and the...

21 signs that you’re mentally stronger than average

How do you know where you fall on the spectrum? Psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, lists...

How to overcome the midday slump

How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the...

11 traits of the ultra-productive

It feels incredible when you leave the office after an ultra-productive day. With the right approach, you can make this happen every day. You...

How to improve self-esteem: a new secret from research

But it’s had some negative effects on the world too—like an epidemic of narcissism. Oh, and there’s one other teensy weensy little problem with trying...

The light of civility

Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, though, it benefits everyone around you. In a study of nearly 20,000 employees around the world, I found...

What motivates you?

Maybe you’ve worked with someone who met deadlines and followed through, but for some reason couldn’t move forward on the goals they set for...

Wake-up call

Globalization, flex hours and the work-at-home smartphone ever aglow are robbing many workers of sleep, and the consequences go beyond coming into the office...

Why we hide some of our best work

But that much transparency can have a dampening effect on performance. Creativity and productivity suffer because the desire for control is so great. And...

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