Daily Actions That Set the Tone for Workplace Culture

Managers are central to a culture of engagement. They determine at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement.  But the importance of managers specifically doesn’t negate leaders’ pivotal role in cultivating a culture of engagement.  The role of leadership is foundational to engagement — a precursor to the role that local managers play.  When[…]

Working With Others Can Help Bring Out Your Best

We tend to celebrate the legends of the lone inventors who create breakthrough ideas through their own tenacity and innovative thinking. But the lone inventor myth is—well—a myth.   The truth is that whether achievements are big or small, they are rarely accomplished alone. This is a good thing because working with others makes us[…]

How Phones Compromise Our Ability to Connect

A new study shows that when people are on their phones, they smile less, affecting their ability to connect with others.   Mobile phones are ubiquitous. Stand in line at any grocery store or sit in any hospital waiting room, and you see people staring at their phones, presumably catching up on news or work[…]

3 Mind Tricks That Keep You Addicted to Your Phone

Social media channels, app companies—they don’t want you to stop scrolling, so they’ve enlisted the top mind hacks from psychology to keep you craving for more. Here are three ways your mind is being tapped to linger longer and five tips for getting unhooked.   The average person spends a combined total of one entire[…]

Things You Shouldn’t Do During an Argument

Good communication is at the heart of any healthy relationship. And the way you communicate about disagreements can either help or harm your relationship. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you get into an argument.   Conventional wisdom (and research) says that good communication can improve relationships, increasing intimacy, trust, and support. The converse[…]

Ways to Deal With a Workplace Cyberbully

Whether your co-worker is sending threatening emails or you’re being targeted on social media, some workplace bullies use the internet to intimidate others. Here’s how to deal with a cyberbully at work.   Most people consider cyberbullying a teenage issue, but the workplace is not immune to cyberbullying. In fact, workplace bullies often use cyberbullying to intimidate coworkers[…]

The Effects of Storytelling on Well-Being

The art of storytelling has long been a respected skill and important tradition in many cultures. Over the course of history, community elders and their stories have been regarded as a treasure trove of the society’s knowledge, history, and wisdom. Older members of a community were encouraged to share their stories with younger generations, keeping the[…]

Apologies Matter | Here’s How to Give a Good One

Learning how to apologize more effectively can strengthen bonds and help you resolve conflicts and let go of pain more easily.   How To Apologize More Sincerely   Relationships can be wonderful buffers against stress, but relationship conflicts can cause considerable emotional pain and stress. Knowing how to apologize–and when–can repair damage in a relationship, but[…]