To Inspire, Pay Attention to People: The Hawthorne Effect

The Hawthorne Experiments Sociologist Elton Mayo’s Hawthorne Experiments marked a sea change in industrial and organizational psychology. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Mayo led this famous series of experiments on workers’ productivity...

Serve with a Big Smile

This research from Penn State suggests, The bigger a service-employee’s smile, the happier a customer. This comports with other research that has shown that the powerful emotions triggered when someone smiles at you and...

Heaven and Hell: A Zen Parable on Self-Awareness

Your Mind Renders the Outer Condition into Inner Pain and Suffering—or Joy and Happiness The state of your mind plays a vital role in shaping your everyday experiences of joy and happiness, and your...

How to Address Employees with Inappropriate Clothing

Inappropriate dressing is one of those workplace concerns that is often ignored or forgotten until it becomes a problem. Revealing clothing can be an all-day distraction while a sloppy or untidy employee can...

Organization Mentality

Being organized is a cornerstone of being productive. However, there is a lot more to being organized than just having a clean desk. True organization is a mental state and a way of...

These 5 Robotics Startups Are Changing The Way Work Gets Done

Join Entrepreneur and today's most influential business innovators in Denver, May 4. Register Now » Even if you aren’t sitting next to a humanoid robot that squeaks and beeps pseudo-robot-speak R2D2 style, robots...

Legendary Primatologist Jane Goodall on Spirituality

Preamble: This is the first in a series of articles I wish to publish on the religiosity of prominent scientists. See my previous article on why it pays understand religion and appreciate religious...

10 Leaders Share the Habits That Help Them Be Freakishly Productive

Productivity tips come in all shapes and sizes. Just look at Warren Buffett, a man considered one of the best investors in the history of human civilization. But what might be more impressive than...

Stimulate Group Creativity Using Edward de Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ [Book Review & Summary]

In his bestselling book Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono describes a powerful problem-solving approach that enriches mental flexibility by encouraging individuals and groups to attack an issue from six independent but complementary...

I Tried Google Goals for a Week. The Result: I Meditated, Hydrated and Hibernated...

Join us live with Marcus Lemonis at Thought Leaders Arizona on May 24. Seats are limited--secure yours now >> "If mama ain't happy, ain’t nobody happy." I’m sure you’ve heard the saying.Well, I’m...

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