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Does the amount and reliability of information prompt you to make a decision solely on logic and rationality, or does gut feeling still play a part? Are gut feelings just physical or emotional? These questions have been a subject of speculation for centuries and have taken on a new life recently because there’s new research that lends credibility to the value and accuracy of using our gut and not just our rational brain to make decisions.
A Definition of Gut Feelings
Gut feelings have been defined also as instinct or intuition; a spontaneous feeling or reaction without…
Office politics can frequently exhibit instances of certain employees “kissing up” to the boss. While it may be a successful strategy sometimes for an employee to gain advantages, it may also backfire.
“Kissing up to the boss,” can deplete an employee’s self-control resources, and result in bad behavior, according to a research study.
Anthony Klotz, an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Oregon State University and the lead author of the paper says: “There’s a personal cost to ingratiating yourself with your boss,” said. …
Have you ever had this conversation with yourself, or heard someone else talk this way:
“I’ll never get that promotion/job.” “I screwed up again.” “My work wasn’t good enough.” “ I should/shouldn’t have…”(fill in the blanks).
These are clear examples of self-criticism, which sometimes also contain an element of perfectionism. It can have a devastating negative impact on your self-esteem, cause shame and end up not helping you make improvements.
This article will explore the various facets of self-criticism and what to do about it.
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We assume leaders are picked solely for their leadership experience, skills and potential. Yet new research concludes that leaders, particularly males, with the right facial features have an advantage.
Psychologists Christopher Y. Olivola, Dawn L. Eubanks, and Jeffrey B. Lovelace from Carnegie Mellon University, Warwick Business School, and West Point Military Academy published a study in The Leadership Quarterly, which found that participants in their study were very accurate at matching leaders’ faces to their real professions. The researchers have concluded that we may be choosing leaders based on unconscious biases towards certain facial features.
The violence, cruelty and unfairness shown to us daily by the media could prompt us to believe in humankind’s darker nature. But research on young children has shown that we are not born that way.
If you have children, or are around any for an extended period of time, you may have noticed they may not like to share their things, like adults. Many people have concluded that the children are not that different from selfish adults.
Yet, watch children for a while be helpful, whether it’s a 2 year old picking stuff up for you, or helping you carry…
Mindfulness practices have moved into the workplace and become a key leadership and organizational development strategy.
Mindfulness has developed through thousands of years of cultural evolution as an antidote to the natural habits of our hearts and minds that make life difficult. Mindfulness holds the promise not only for reducing stress and enhancing well-being in personal lives and improving productivity and relationships in the workplace.
In the East, mindfulness developed in Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist and other traditions as a component of yoga and meditation practice, designed to free the mind of unwholesome habits. …
What GDP is and What it Isn’t
GDP or Gross Domestic Product has been referred to by governments, economists and financial institutions as the standard measurement of a country’s economic well-being. However, many experts and observers now believe GDP is a poor measure of progress. They argue need a measure of progress that includes social and natural capital.
GDP or Gross Domestic Product has been defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) defined as “an aggregate measure of production equal to the sum of the gross values added of all resident and institutional units engaged in production…
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