Productivity in Business and Start Ups

How to make the most of your time and ensure that you succeed by not watching the clock and getting more done. Being productive with your time and skills

Embracing the Wilderness

If you've ever wondered why survival shows like Naked and Afraid and Survivor are so popular, I believe it's human desire to be connected to nature and the environment.

The Power of Pause: Mastering the Median Point

While we readily guard against outside threats and enemies, the most dangerous risk tends to be a more insidious foe: Our own poor behavior.

How to Become a Successful Leader, Whatever You Do

Leaders in every field want to be successful at what they do—but they don’t always know how to get there. The key to success is knowing the foundational principles of leadership. They’re the at

What the Lean Startup Method Gets Right and Wrong

It puts a premium on customer experience, but undervalues strategic thinking.

Five Questions to Help You Ignite Mindfulness

These well-being questions will help you paint the way toward greater mindfulness.

The Two Big Reasons That Digital Transformations Fail

Results from a study of 1,350 companies.

Creativity Runs on Passion

How passion motivates creative work and enables people to work through stresses and disappointments

How the Mental Affects the Physical

Anxiety and stress can have detrimental effects on your physical health — which can affect your job and your career path. In this episode, host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Jason Miller, the direc

The 5 Kinds of Blockchain Projects (and Which to Watch Out For)

Starting one because of FOMO is never a good idea.


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10 Ways to Mitigate Bias in Your Company’s Decision Making

Focus on the everyday choices that add up.

How to Be a Strength-Based Parent for Kids with Learning Differences

Steven Spielberg is dyslexic but did not know this as a child. He struggled in school and lagged behind academically, but found that he could communicate through movies rather than words on a page. Hi

Networking Doesn’t Have to Be a Drag

Building relationships that benefit our careers isn’t about exchanging business cards at work events; it’s about getting to know people we can learn from. We discuss how to develop a strong netwo

How to Stand Up for What’s Right, Even if You’re Afraid

Picture this: You’re crammed into a humid, overcrowded New York City subway car, lurching along the tracks with no air conditioning. Suddenly, the guy three seats away from you grabs a standing rid

Creating a Sexual "New Normal"

Think you have a rough time figuring out how to have great sex with your partner?

Where Net Promoter Score Goes Wrong

A study tracked how well it corresponded with customer behavior.

The Act of Voting After Brain Injury

For almost twenty years, I've faced three obstacles to voting because of my brain injury. This year, the act of voting was astonishingly easier. Was it due to regaining my reading?

Health Care Providers Are Hiring the Wrong People

Sometimes technical skills aren’t the most important thing.

Other People Probably Like You More Than You Think They Do

You probably meet new people all the time. How good are judging whether they like you soon after you meet?

Adopting AI in Health Care Will Be Slow and Difficult

A few key obstacles and how to overcome them.

Five Doable Baby Steps Toward Conquering Procrastination

Reducing rumination and other keys to getting stuff done

How productive are you? | MIT Sloan

Here’s a new test to find out.

Predicting Autism with Electrophysiology

Wondering how we could identify autism in the first year of life? New research has promising neuroscience findings.

How a Little Humor Can Improve Your Work Life

Why do we laugh at movies like Office Space or shows like The Office? What’s so funny about work? For one student in the GGSC’s online Foundations of Happiness at Work course, humor is found in e

How to Help Young People Transition Into Adulthood

With so much rapid-fire change in the world, the job of preparing our young people for the future has become increasingly daunting. The Institute of the Future issued a report in 2017 that declared th

Jungian Introversion In a Five-Factor World

Trait models of schizoid and avoidant personality disorders.

What Awe Looks Like in the Brain

When was the last time you experienced awe? Perhaps you were stopped in your tracks by a beautiful vista on a recent hike, or captivated by a painting at your local art museum, or moved to tears at a

Take On The Challenge Of Being The Change You Want To See - Virily

When you are someone that gives advice to others, it can sometimes be hard to take that advice on board yourself. However, doing so will make you more authentic and will increase the trust that

7 Quick Ways to Make Your Employees Happy at Work

We all want our employees to be happy at work. But there are days when nothing seems to be going well and everything seems to be going wrong. Every leader has to guide their teams through off days an

Is a Grudge Keeping You Up at Night?

Many of us have had the experience of tossing and turning at night, wishing we could sleep, watching the minutes tick by on the clock by our bedside. In fact, one-third of Americans say they lie awake

An EU deal ‘won’t mean a quick restart for the UK economy’

Economists and manufacturers warn recovery will be long delayed despite any deal prime minister may be working on Britain’s economy will take years to recover from the uncertainty that has seen com

What No One Tells You About Becoming a Mother

You can find plenty of practical information out there about pregnancy and parenting, but what about the emotional rollercoaster and identity shift that occurs for many women and their partners when t

Why the Arts Matter for Kids’ Self-Esteem

Middle school can be tough on an adolescent’s self-esteem. Social comparison often becomes fierce, leading to feelings of unworthiness that can have negative consequences in years to come. How can

Episode 50: Finding Beauty in the Everyday

A tree next to a bus stop, a flower poking through the sidewalk. Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, discovers how awe and wonder can be found anywhere—if you just pay attention.

The One Skill That Will Make You a Successful Leader

He was a smart leader, but he wasn’t respected by many people in his organization. I was brought in to coach him and found him to be reluctant and aggressive. Our first couple of conversations were

Four Lessons in Bridge-Building from “The Good Place”

You wouldn’t expect to find a whole lot of bridge-building in Hell. In NBC’s hit afterlife comedy-drama The Good Place, the demon Michael (played by Ted Danson) has a vision: If he can trick huma

UK productivity falls at fastest pace in five years as Brexit dents investment

Boris Johnson claims issue is a priority but Labour says figures are a ‘damning indictment’ The productivity of British workers fell at the fastest pace for five years in the second quarter of 20

12 Mistakes to Avoid in Difficult Conversations

Sometimes a difficult conversation needs to happen. But even when the signs are all there, we may avoid them because we’re fearful of the outcome. Meanwhile, something remains askew because of our

7 Important Tips to Help You Focus on Your Work

Do you find it hard to focus on your work? If so, you’re far from alone. It’s important to stay focused and distraction-free, but that’s especially difficult with multiple projects in play and

The Best Survival Guide for A Toxic Workplace

A toxic workplace culture—in any type of organization and industry—can take a toll on your mental health, and in time even your physical health. If you’re enmeshed in a toxic culture you may fe

This is What Makes the Introverted Leader So Successful

Leadership is a practice that often involves constant stimulation, socializing and communicating, all at a fast pace. It sounds like the last profession an introvert would want to pursue or would be

7 Important Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Listen

Great leaders must be effective communicators. That means they have to know how to speak and write clearly—and it also means they also have to know how to listen. Most of us don’t think of listen

UK economy has 'too few robots', warn MPs

Committee damns government for failing to encourage investment and boost productivity The UK is lagging behind the world’s other advanced economies in the shift to robots and automation in the work

6 Reasons Your Best Employees Can Lose Their Motivation

Employees require a certain amount of energy and motivation to be engaged and feel fully committed at the workplace. According to a recent study of 1.2K employees at 52 organizations, most of them Fo

Things Every Courageous Leader Knows (That Most Ignore)

Courage is a trait that seems to be in short supply these days, in leadership and elsewhere. People are looking for the kind of bold confident leaders we’ve seen throughout history—leaders who sp

French-style cap on working week in Britain unrealistic, finds study

Labour-commissioned report advocates sector-by-sector approach to reducing hours A French-style cap on the length of the working week has been rejected by a study, commissioned by the Labour party, i

There are different types of happiness; what kind do you value most?

via the Harvard Business Review by Cassie Mogilner Holmes Sure, everyone wants to be happy. But what kind of happiness do people want? Is it happiness experienced moment-to-moment? Or is it being able

Optimism study gives optimists even more reason to be optimistic

via Psychology Today by Christopher Bergland Women and men with greater optimism tend to live longer than their pessimistic peers, on average, according to a decades-long study published yesterday. T

Here’s some good news if you want to sleep better and live longer!

via by Bill Murphy Here’s some incredibly good news, especially if you’re the kind of person who wants to sleep better and live longer — maybe even many years longer. (Honestly, who doe

30 things to let go of for more happiness

via BoredPanda by Meerana Neean What do you need to be happy? All too often, we list the things we want: a bigger house, a cooler car, a trip around the world, money for retirement, a new friend or lo

If you think you don’t have time to meditate, you do; because science has found you only need a few minutes

Meditation. You’ve heard of it and probably tried it. It’s been suggested that it’s good for health and happiness, focus and attention. And it’s true; it can boost ALL these things. But despit

It might seem counterintuitive but science says if you stop doing this one thing you’ll be happier

via by Jeff Haden Conventional wisdom holds that happiness is a result.  Sonya Lyubomirsky, a psychology professor at University of California, Riverside, and author of the popular, The Ho

A new study suggests that the objects of your affection might matter for your well-being

via the Greater Good by Jill Suttie When we think about the emotion of love, we usually think of people. We love our friends, our families, our neighbors, and our communities. But what about other “

You need to ask yourself these 5 questions if you want to be emotionally strong

Happiness, and other positive emotions, come when we enjoy and appreciate good things and good times. But happiness and other positive emotions also come when we manage difficult times; when we’re r

5 ways to add more social connection to your life

Chris Peterson, one of the most famous and influential Positive Psychologists, once famously said that “other people matter”. In doing so, he was summing up what he considered to be the most impor

On what should you focus for happiness and success?

One of the most common reasons many people are not as happy or successful as they could be is because of distractions. There are so many things to which we can pay attention; and many of us, therefore

How a day at the seaside could solve the British productivity puzzle | Simon Goodley

Economists have long said bank holidays are bad for the economy. But perhaps the opposite is true At the memorial service given for Denis Compton in 1997, the great England cricketer’s former count

More holidays and better pay would boost productivity, says thinktank

New Economics Foundation says putting money in workers’ pockets will raise productivity Giving workers more public holidays and raising their wages could boost the strength of the British economy,

Regional policy requires rethink as myth of London's productivity debunked | Larry Elliott

Does a doctor in England’s capital really work three times harder than one in Merthyr Tydfil? Britain’s regional divide is well known and well documented. The richer bits of the country tend to b

African Regulatory Agencies Forum

African Regulatory Agencies Forum, London UK 22 – 26 AUGUST 2019  LONDON UK   Theme: The Future of Regulation: Adopting Disruptive and Innovative Standards and Frameworks in Governmental Systems R

UK living standards hit by rising prices and weak wage growth

Resolution Foundation says households suffering worse than 1990s recession Britain’s weak wage growth and rising prices have delivered a hit to living standards of a severity normally only seen dur

UK's dire productivity growth costing workers £5,000 in lost earnings

Falling productivity and Brexit uncertainty to blame for wage stagnation, says ONS Britain’s dismal track record at increasing labour productivity following the financial crisis a decade ago has co

Leyland leaves past behind to show UK could become more productive

The truck maker has contributed to startling growth in production efficiency across one part of the north-west With the whirring shriek of a factory siren, the afternoon break at Leyland Trucks comes

How to Defeat Law of Resistance

Tired of Procrastination and Failed Goals? Defeat the Law of Resistance First Getting inspired to make a change is easy. Making a lasting change is hard. Why? My answer, after a number of years on thi

Why And How To Improve Writing Skills To Succeed In Life and Business

Regardless of your chosen profession, honed writing skills are a necessary component of your job description. Whether it’s an email, report or contract, there are plenty of ways writing is integrate

Why Men Tend to Hide Mental Health Issues

People forget the staggering statistics of human history: civilization as we know it is 6,000 years old, but humans first appeared as a species nearly 200,000 years ago.  This means for the majority

New Year, New Mind: Four Mental Beliefs That Will Always Hold You Back

Psych 101: Your Brain is how You Experience the World As we move through life, we pick up assumptions about the world and carry with us. For example, The sun will rise tomorrow because it rose today.

Remarkable Quotes By Steve Jobs That Will Surely Change Your Life Style

Who knew a simple guy from San Francisco would become the most renowned figure in the history of technology? A guy who always believed in an innovative approach towards every single path of life, a gu

Motivation is as Real as You Make It

I really believe that motivation is a really tricky topic for people. We’ve all felt it, and we’ve all felt like we lost it. The question is, where did it go? The truth about motivation is that it

You Don’t Have to Be Super-Human to Live Your Dreams

Do I contradict myself? Well then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes. – Walt Whitman, Song of Myself When we hear stories of great achievements, we hear of the mountaineer with th

3 Reasons a Healthy Lifestyle Increases Productivity

Before we can jump into how a healthy life increases productivity, let us talk about what exactly is a healthy lifestyle. The term is quite broad and encompasses of quite a few things. Eating healthy,

Why It’s Important to Have Females in Leadership Positions

Gender diversity in the workplace: undeniably, it’s something society needs, and yet there are few female executives. The nation’s top Fortune 500 companies do have some female heads of business,

30 Day Productivity Challenge

30 Day Productivity Challenge Facebook Group: Day 1: Commit Last year in November, was the first time that I did a “30 Day Challenge” and during th


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