Tag: productivity

5 Strategies to Increase Focus in the Digital Era

Amy Blankson

Did you know that the average attention span of a human has officially dropped below that of a goldfish? Yes, the frequently mocked unintelligent goldfish has an attention span of a brief nine-seconds, while ours now averages at an even briefer,

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3 Enemies of Focus in the Workplace and How to Defeat Them

Dr. Tasha Eurich

Between the distractions all around and our own shriveled attention spans, it is remarkable we get anything done. Aristotle once said, “The end of labor is to gain leisure.” Yet most busy leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals have – at best — ambivalent feelings

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Why Working More Is Making You Less Productive

Shawn Achor

Your downtime is more precious than you think. You could be much more efficient, productive and happy if you changed the way you view the hours in your day. Many of the business leaders and Harvard students I work with

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7 Ways To Transform Your Leadership

Rowdy McLean

There are few things more frustrating in business than poor, weak or misguided leadership. Show me a business with poor leadership and I will show you a business that is dysfunctional, inefficient, and struggling to keep its head above water. When

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From Stress to Happiness and Productivity – Podcast

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel

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Do these exercises for two minutes a day to feel happier, researchers say

Shawn Achor

This interview with Shawn Achor by Brigid Schulte was featured on The Washington Post To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to achieve a

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Are the People Who Take Vacations the Ones Who Get Promoted?

Too many people limit their happiness and success by assuming that taking time off from work will send a negative message to their manager and slow their career advancement. But new research, says that the exact opposite is true. Taking a

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How to Replace Your Bad Habits with Good Ones

Shawn Achor

We often think that if we had more choices, it would be easier to change our lives. In fact, we do have plenty of choices, but we don’t change. What we really need in our lives to make a positive

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3 Ways to Stop Your Job From Ruining Your Life

Dr. Tasha Eurich

He can’t be serious, Jim thought. Jim had been recruited away from a Fortune 500 firm by a fast-growing start-up, and it was his first day. The president of the company had just handed him a BlackBerry and said, “Keep

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Broadcasting Happiness: Fueling Success through Positive Engagement

Michelle Gielan

Watch this recorded webinar with Michelle Gielan, Founder, Institute for Applied Positive Research After spending years as a national CBS News anchor broadcasting to millions and receiving an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology, Michelle developed simple,

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How to know if your job is energizing (or just draining you)

Sally Hogshead

Let’s be honest. You dread certain tasks. Really dread them. You might even wake up in the morning and experience a sinking “uuuugh” feeling when you remember it. Here’s the kicker: not only do you dislike this type of task,

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Use Psychology to Reach Your Goals Faster: 3 Ways

Shawn Achor

This article was originally published at Tech Cocktail, written by Kira M. Newman When I picked up Shawn Achor’s book Before Happiness, I thought I was reading a book about positivity. It turns out, it’s also a book about success –

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3 Tips to Cure Procrastination

Dr. Tony Alessandra

“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.” (My Mother, ever since I can remember.) Procrastination is like a virus. It creeps up on you slowly, drains you of energy, and is difficult to get rid of if

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