Does happiness make you smarter? Take something that requires serious brainpower with life or death consequences. Medical diagnosis. Cornel university psychologists gave a bag of candy to half a group of doctors. With their emotional state boosted the happier doctors...
“Every organization does meaningful work that can be framed and leveraged as a shared purpose.” Dr. Mark Bonchek, founder of , thinkORBIT and the Shift Thinking™ framework and Academy Research indicates that employees regard engaging in a meaningful purpose as being...
IMD's book Quest: Leading Global Transformations by Professor Anand Narasimhan and Jean-Louis Barsoux, senior research fellow at IMD. Quest identifies seven key transformation journeys that companies are embarking on, along with valuable knowledge on how to get on track quickly...
Culture is reflexive Beliefs shape behaviour, but behaviour also shapes beliefs. Values affect beliefs and behaviour, but beliefs and behaviour also affect values. Often espoused beliefs and values are not consistent with the beliefs and values that can be inferred from...
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make...
Customer in the Center Identify what’s most important to your customers. Seth Godin is right: You want to focus your energy on pleasing your truly rewarding customers. If it’s not clear exactly who they are, make sure you’re spending enough time on...
Theodore Kinni, a contributing editor of strategy+business, compiled Susan David’s essential reading, to beeter understand Emotion in the Workplace.   “Emotions can be harnessed to live and lead in better ways,” says Susan David. “For so long, we’ve treated emotions in organizations as warm, fluffy,...
According to Matt Zimmer, CEO of Flash Global, management must make passion a clear priority for the organization. A company with happy, engaged employees is more than a great place to work. HBR and Gallup research reveal that it’s also more profitable and...
  Imagine what would happen if every person was connected to shared purpose at work — to a job that mattered to them, their company, and the world. Imagine how much more productive and successful those purpose-oriented workers could be. Think of...
At its core, your human resources should be about…humans. They’re the ones who produce your products and services. They’re the ones who turn prospects into returning customers. They’re the ones who show up every day and work hard to turn...
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