Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being

“Without a thriving workplace culture, organizations may suffer from employee disengagement, stagnant business practices, uninspired products and services, and decreased financial performance.”

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Here the author very accurately addresses how workplace culture and employee well-being effectively go hand-in-hand.

How well is your organization addressing these issues?

Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being | TLNT.

A Scientific Guide to Saying “No”: How to Avoid Temptation and Distraction

I love this quick and easy way to use the research:monkey

A Scientific Guide to Saying “No”: How to Avoid Temptation and Distraction – – The Buffer Blog.

Pronouns Matter when Psyching Yourself Up – HBR

Some people seem to have an amazing ability to stay rational no matter what.

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They efficiently make good, clear decisions while the rest of us waste energy doing things like panicking about upcoming tasks, ruminating pointlessly, or refusing to move on from our failures.

If you are not always one of those people, read about this interesting research by Ethan Kross from the University of Michigan and Ozlem Ayduk from UC-Berkeley about a simple change can make the difference between showing up like a cool-headed rationalist or a very worried and stressed out (but typical) human.

Pronouns Matter when Psyching Yourself Up – HBR.

In addition, here’s a link to a podcast of my past radio interview with Dr. Kross, “Can You Teach Yourself to Be Wiser.”

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don’t | Talk Video | TED.com

What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal — particularly when it comes to mental health.

To my physician readers and clients particularly, check out this amazing talk from TEDMED:

via Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don't | Talk Video | TED.com.

Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us

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Take a look at this fascinating, (short), video about the neurobiology and physiology of compassion and kindness.

Daecher Keltner from the University of California-Berkeley discusses new research coming from his lab and others that explains the scientific brain-wiring that makes this happen.

(Really worth watching!)

Kindness is evolutionarily wired into us.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review

This is a provocative article. (It starts out saying, “Imagine you are Mary Barra.”)
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Only 20% of senior leaders let those who work for them know about their efforts to manage stress. Why don’t more leaders share their stress management strategies?

Read on and let me know what you think.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review.

Play Through Problems for Better Outcomes- Josh Linkner

Let’s ALL play more today! Check out Josh Linkner’s blog. (I alreadyj0149018 feel lighter.)

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6 Ways to Save Your Life — and Your Company | LinkedIn

TgardnerI met Tom Gardner, co-founder of the Motley Fool, and first heard him speak at the Positive Business conference a few weeks ago here at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. An interesting guy, and a very interesting take on how to run a business.

6 Ways to Save Your Life — and Your Company | LinkedIn.