Remembering These 4 Words Will Make You Happier: Purpose, Perspective, People, Play

Remembering These 4 Words Will Make You Happier

ERIC BARKERBARKING UP THE WRONG TREE
JAN. 2, 2014, 2:53 PM 20,142 2

There’s an overwhelming amount of happiness research. Forget incorporating it all into your life — merely remembering it is daunting enough. I like to keep it simple: Remember the 4 P’s.

1. Purpose
2. Perspective
3. People
4. Play Read more of this post

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day – And How to Avoid Them

8 SUBCONSCIOUS MISTAKES OUR BRAINS MAKE EVERY DAY–AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

THE “SWIMMER’S BODY ILLUSION,” AND OTHER WAYS OUR BRAINS PLAY TRICKS ON US.

BY BELLE BETH COOPER

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.

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Get ready to have your mind blown. I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make all the time. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us make more rational, sensible decisions. Read more of this post

What Drives Us to Do the Right Thing? A look at recent brain research on voluntary giving versus avoiding punishment

What Drives Us to Do the Right Thing?

A look at recent brain research on voluntary giving versus avoiding punishment

ROBERT M. SAPOLSKY

Jan. 2, 2014 10:43 a.m. ET

Consider your average preschool, which ends each day with parents picking up their kids. But there’s a problem: A handful of parents are habitually late. The school sends out a note, urging timeliness: “Please be considerate of our wonderful staff who, after a long day of caring for your kids, are tired and want to go home,” etc. Read more of this post

The Best Management Advice From ‘The Art Of War’

The Best Management Advice From ‘The Art Of War’

MAX NISEN

JAN. 3, 2014, 8:30 AM 2,777 2

The Art Of War” is one of the most famous books of all time, said to be written by the legendary Chinese general Sun Tzu around the fifth century B.C. Some of the advice is pretty narrowly focused and dated (for instance, what generals should do when confronted with different types of terrain). But a lot of it is applicable to leadership and management today despite being thousands of years old. We’ve broken out a few of the best pieces of business advice from the timeless classic. Read more of this post

If You Think Innovation Is Dead, Meet the Hydra

If You Think Innovation Is Dead, Meet the Hydra

Is the process of discovery hitting a dead end? Are there ever fewer paradigm-shifting revelations to be had? These questions speak more to the poverty of our imagination than to our grasp of reality. Lately, practitioners of various disciplines have suggested that most of the truly great things have been discovered or invented. Some economists say that we’ve already reaped the “low-hanging fruit” in technological innovation — in sanitation, transport and education, for example — and that future progress won’t be as easy or productive. Some physicists argue that humanity is pushing up against the limits of what can be known. Read more of this post

Overcome the Eight Barriers to Confidence

Overcome the Eight Barriers to Confidence

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter  |   10:00 AM January 3, 2014

To get a more confident You in the new year — or a more confident company, community, family, or team — first know what gets in the way. The best resolutions will go nowhere without the confidence to stick with them. Confidence is an expectation of a positive outcome. It is not a personality trait; it is an assessment of a situation that sparks motivation. If you have confidence, you’re motivated to put in the effort, to invest the time and resources, and to persist in reaching the goal. It’s not confidence itself that produces success; it’s the investment and the effort. Without enough confidence, it’s too easy to give up prematurely or not get started at all. Hopelessness and despair prevent positive action. To muster the confidence to work toward your goals, avoid these eight traps: Read more of this post

Moving with times invigorates a company

Updated: Friday January 3, 2014 MYT 10:04:18 AM

Moving with times invigorates a company

MAKING tau sar pneah pastries in an open kitchen has helped to improve the business of Penang’s Tean Ean Local Products Sdn Bhd by leaps and bounds, and now Tean Ean wants to expand its business riding on the open-kitchen idea to Kuala Lumpur and Johor. Read more of this post

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