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...

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...

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...

Multi-tasking Experiment

Many people pride themselves on their ability to multi-task. The problem is that humans are very bad at multi-tasking. I was at a software conference where a presenter was trying to illustrate this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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