Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com

This is an excellent article. How would you rate yourself on each of these measures?

Tony Schwartz and Chistine Porath get it right again as they discuss why the way we’re working isn’t working, and some of the basic principles of the Energy Project.

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Why You Hate Work – NYTimes.com.

Napping Tips: 7 Expert Strategies For Maximizing Your Naptime

Here’s the best guide I’ve ever seen about getting the best out of napping. It incorporates all the knowledge the sleep scientists have recently learned about how our brains work during sleep and how and when sleep is most restorative.

I always say, “Naps are wasted on the young.” Go ahead, indulge. Science says it’s good for your health and your productivity.

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Napping Tips: 7 Expert Strategies For Maximizing Your Naptime.

Josh Linkners Blog: The Past Is Dead

How much are you holding on to the past? Or, even, letting the past control you or hold you back in doing and being your highest self? Check out this recent post from Josh Linkner, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and accomplished jazz musician:

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Josh Linkners Blog: The Past Is Dead.

Does your mood match that task at hand? | LinkedIn

Girl Crossing the Finish Line

Does your mood match that task at hand? | LinkedIn.

Here’s a recent Danial Goleman article I think you will like.

Hope Is a Strategy (Well, Sort Of) – Deborah Mills-Scofield – Harvard Business Review

When hope is based on real-world experience, knowledge and tangible and intangible data, it results in trust, which is necessary to implementing any strategy. Without faith in the people, processes and technologies involved, how can we achieve anything? Hope recognizes the reality that failure happens, success is not assured, the laws of physics don’t change and prudence is needed to discern when to persevere — and when to pivot. Hope doesn’t demarcate a linear path, but it does guide us through twists and turns.  Hope views the glass as half full, not half empty.  Hope supports realistic optimism, a necessary component of success.

Hope Is a Strategy (Well, Sort Of) – Deborah Mills-Scofield – Harvard Business Review.

8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work | Fast Company

This is a high bar… but what a great way to end the week.  I would suggest you keep this article around and use it as a measure from time to time as you work on getting closer… and staying closer to this ideal place in your work.

 

8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work | Fast Company.

I’d love your comments on this article, “8 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Work”

What are your experiences with getting there, and, staying there?

Excellence in Action

Leaders, here’s a wonderful  issue of Warren Bennis’s  “Leadership Excellence” with articles by David Cooperrider, Richard Boyatzis , Chris Lazlo, just to name just a few.  Also, there’s an article by none other than our own president, Barack Obama, called “Built to last: Renew Our Leadership.”

While I have not had an opportunity to hear all of these folks speak in person,  I did meet and hear Dr. Richard Boyatzis when I presented along with him last week at the Cleveland Clinic’s “Women in Healthcare Forum” and he was wonderful!  (Enjoy!)

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Ranks of uninsured drop to 15.7% in 2011 | Healthcare business news, research and events from Modern Healthcare

THIS is a good thing!  Take a look at this U.S. Census Bureau data:

 

Ranks of uninsured drop to 15.7% in 2011 | Healthcare business news, research and events from Modern Healthcare.

Unhealthy, Stressed Employees Are Hurting Your Business

The whole person comes to work, not just the worker. So how you manage that person affects key outcomes like new disease burden, sick days, and obesity, which have direct implications on annual health-related costs. “   Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup’s chief scientist for workplace management and wellbeing

Companies that ignore their employees’ wellbeing are losing money. Here’s one big example: Employees with high wellbeing have 41% lower health-related costs compared with employees who have lower wellbeing. In a firm that has 10,000 employees, this difference amounts to nearly $30 million.

This Q and A with Harter and Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s workplace research and leadership consulting practice, co-authors of the book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements presents some interesting data about the relationship of wellbeing to any organization’s bottom line.

Unhealthy, Stressed Employees Are Hurting Your Business.

Have a Great Day at Work: 10 Tricks | Inc.com

Here’s a lovely gift to all my readers:

Want to have the best workday ever?  Day after day?  It’s not as difficult as you think.

These 10 tweaks to your everyday behavior will virtually guarantee you a day that’s not just enjoyable but allows you to get more done than you ever thought possible.

Have a Great Day at Work: 10 Tricks | Inc.com.

Coaching Tip:

What can you do to make your days better?