Gracious Mindset: A Small Step for One; A Giant Leap for All?

Gracious Mindset: A Small Step for One; A Giant Leap for All?

The idea of “cutting some slack” to another person or giving another the “benefit of the doubt” is a personal ideal for me. I have spent more than twenty years of my career in high-tech companies and have experienced many different corporate cultures. One early...
Stand Up for Happiness at Work: It’s Time to Move!

Stand Up for Happiness at Work: It’s Time to Move!

We often think of happiness as a state of mind, but our physical bodies have a large impact on our well-being that goes beyond our physical health. Our bodies can either help or hinder our performance and well-being, on the job or at home, in more ways than are...
How do you motivate employees? Don’t!

How do you motivate employees? Don’t!

Are you truly motivated in your job? If you are, consider yourself among the happy minority. According to the latest studies, no more than 13 percent of employees worldwide are engaged at work, while one in four people are actively disengaged. To misquote Thoreau, a...
The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

Rational-choice theory attempts to explain human choice by assuming we are rational choosers, have well ordered preferences, and have information on costs and benefits. It also assumes we compare options on the basis of preference, value or utility. Additionally, the...
How Learning your ABCs at Work Can Decrease Stress

How Learning your ABCs at Work Can Decrease Stress

One of my all-time favorite bumper stickers asserts, “Don’t believe everything you think.” The first time I saw it, fifteen years ago, it took me a second to even make sense of it. Since that time, I have increasingly used that quote to remind myself that just because...

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