Psychological burnout is a lonely experience with lots of company. Here are 7 ways to help others out while avoiding it yourself

Psychological burnout is a crisis affecting more people at work than ever. This article explains why burnout is so difficult to treat and provides tips for how to manage stress when no one seems to be willing or able to help.

Don’t think you can control your emotions? You’re probably right – and it’s affecting your “batting average”

The placebo effect is underappreciated for it’s influence on human behavior. The key to emotions management lies in our motivations and beliefs.

Stop thanking your team

Most leaders don’t know it, but the way they’re thanking their team is actually self- and team-defeating. Before making an error that is at best as useful as watering the ocean, or at worst as appreciated as making a “tiny correction” to the Mona Lisa, stop thanking your team. Here’s why. People want to make […]

A good mood is better than being happy

Whether you’re at work designing plastic wrap that never wrinkles or at home washing dishes after the family reunion, your mood matters. I’m not talking about the obvious pleasure of a “good mood.” Your mood is WAY more powerful, more than you think.* You probably know this. “I’m not in the mood right now.” Sound […]

This simple hack* will reduce stress and improve health

This simple life hack will help you, or anyone else, to reduce your stress (emotional) and make you happy (biological).

What if Psychology is Real?

“What if psychology is real?” This may seem like a rhetorical question, but I note many instances where folks act as though it isn’t. For the most part, they don’t even know it – but oftentimes they do. Rational vs. Emotional Decision Making Studies show that emotions are much more influential to decision making than […]

3 Surprising Motivation Killers

You know the saying, “Performance is one half inspiration and one half perspiration.” What happens when your “inspiration” is cut in half? Suddenly a perfectly good, or even great effort is sacked by a 50% collapse in personal commitment. Let’s take a look at 3 surprising motivation killers at work:

Flip it: The art of leveraged influence.

Ever find yourself defending or selling something that should be inherently obvious and valued? For example, pleading with a teenager to wake up for school, or justifying why a bonus is not up to the expectations of an employee. What’s up with this? How can school fall to the rank of burden? Why is a […]

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