Positive Stress: Courage and Connection

Positive Stress: Courage and Connection

“Just like me, this person knows what suffering feels like… Just like me this person wants to be of use in the world, but also knows what it’s like to fail. You don’t need to ask them if you are right. If they are human, you are right. All you need to do is...
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...
Positive Stress: The Choice of Challenge

Positive Stress: The Choice of Challenge

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. – Shakespeare In 1998 a group of researchers asked thirty thousand American adults how much stress they had experienced in the past year. They also inquired whether or not the participants believed...
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...