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The Whole Human

Pride isn’t a vice – it’s a way to become your best self

"We all evolve to want to create those feelings [of pride], of figuring out who you want to be. Listen to those feelings and use them to try to figure out how to become the best person that you want to be."

Productivity

The art of goal achievement

What leads to goal achievement is a path, process, or a system. And for most of us, this part of the machine is the most difficult to maintain. It’s the one that takes the most time and effort.

Language

Use your grown-up voice! Ditch vocal fry, baby talk or bro-language

The thing is that whether you realize it or not, the way you speak might be alienating others in the workplace or your work orbit.

Office culture

Why you should reinforce values instead of rules

It turns out that values are far more effective than rules at eliciting the outcomes and behaviors that we want. I’ve observed that highly successful families, organizations and companies select and focus on a few values that are most important to them.

The Whole Human

This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness

Self-knowledge is important. But self-imagination is far more compelling and powerful. Actually, being highly imaginative is how you become self-aware.

The Whole Human

This is why you’ll keep doing something you hate

When we are trapped in a sunk-cost fallacy, we get too stubborn to walk away from an objectively bad decision. We will not cut our losses and run, because we have invested too much money, time, and energy towards it. Behavioral scientists have long called us out on this trap.

Mental Health

How to be yourself in a world that wants to change you

How you can be yourself in a world that may possibly want to change you. Because, truthfully, the only person you should be seeking reassurance from is you and you alone. So let’s do this.

The Whole Human

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

Here’s what you need to know about inversion and how to apply it in your life to solve difficult problems easier, improve your decision-making and innovate better ideas.

The Whole Human

Small wins, marginal gains: That’s how you change behavior in the long term

It’s so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small gains on a daily basis.

Leadership

Are you authentic? Do you bring enough of yourself to work?

The payoff for authenticity in the workplace is rarely a miraculously saved life or such a profoundly moving story. But frequently, a person’s authenticity does result in saved (or much stronger) work relationships, psyches, or businesses.

Office Life

5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job

Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.

Inspiration

How work has changed for me while traveling full-time

As I write this article, I’m sitting at a coworking space in Bogota, Colombia. This is my office today. And a few blocks away is my home, or at least my temporary resting space before I move to Mexico City in a week or so. Then Cabo. Next Jamaica. Then South Africa.

Inspiration

How picking up dog food became my most life-changing event

It hit me. Like a Grand Piano getting dropped on my head (Zombieland Style), I looked at myself and asked a simple question … “Is this what you were born to do?”

News

Study: Our smiles and frowns do not actually reflect our feelings

Before you go reading too much into your boss's face for clues, know this — that smile or frown doesn't actually mean what you think it means. Research finds that our facial expressions are our tools to telegraph our intentions or goals.

News

Survey: Optimists more likely to fall for scams

Optimists who see the world through rose-colored glasses are more likely to think so. Unfortunately, this optimism on everything working out can lead these positive people to their doom, a new study found.

News

This is why not taking that job we wanted haunts us

When you look back over your career regrets, you're more likely to be haunted by the job you did not take than the work mistakes you actually did make. Why? A new paper published in the journal Emotion has looked into why inaction stings longer than other failures.

The Whole Human

How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life

Do you see what you have? Or simply pay attention to what other people have, achieve or the recognition they get? That’s how envy and jealousy get into your life — rather than appreciating the water around you; they bring out the worst in you.

Work-Life Balance

Does your current company match your lifestyle?

Whether you’re settled comfortably into your role or just waiting for the next opportunity, you should be in a constant state of evaluation and feedback with your current employer.

Office Life

How to discover your career superpower

A framework for disrupting yourself (and encouraging your team to do the same); what Butte, Montana can teach us about hiring decisions; and why your unique career superpower may be visible to everyone but you.

The Whole Human

Your desire to succeed should be as great as your desire to help others succeed

The most important lesson for any new graduate, someone early on in their career or even a savvy veteran to understand is that success only works in a reciprocal manner. What that means is, our desire to succeed should truly be as great as our desire to help others reach their big goals.

Office Life

Twitter shows us that ‘blending in’ at the office isn’t always a good thing

A tweet that went viral this week showed us what it's like to come to work and find out that your outfit has some company of its own. User @ilonacatherine shared the evidence on Twitter, prompting a slew of other users to chime in.

motivation

19 of the ‘top highlighted’ ideas from millions of readers

If you want a new approach to continuous and rapid learning, this article could potentially change your life. To be clear, the principles and strategies discussed in this article aren’t commonly practiced.

Leadership

Why do abusive bosses act nice after being mean

One day your boss is berating you in public, and the next day they are buttering you up. What gives? Their mercurial personality changes now have a name – "moral cleansing," a theory that Michigan State University researchers named for why jerk bosses change their tune after being abusive.

News

Survey: 22% of managers consider workers who take a lunch break to be ‘less hardworking’

While it can be hard enough to figure out what to eat for lunch at work, it turns out that some employees feel like taking a lunch break tarnishes their manager's perception of them. They may be right.

Resume

What a recruiter actually cares about seeing on you resume

In my eight years as a recruiter at an investment bank, I reviewed thousands of resumes. I’ve seen and learned a lot, from the importance of proofreading to the art of formatting. It’s enough to know that there isn’t one acceptable format or approach to creating an awesome resume.