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News

Japanese employee’s pay docked for starting lunch 3 minutes early

How long is too long of a lunch break? For one company in Japan, it only takes starting your break three minutes early to get punished for being a habitually late worker.

Personal Branding

Men’s grooming for beginners: Why you should pay more attention to your sideburns and stubble

Even if you can’t take time during your day for a quick shave, you probably should spend a few moments thinking about your own grooming game.

The Whole Human

6 easy steps to make you more resilient

If you have mental toughness, you will do anything to break the cycle of behavior that disempowers you. There should always be a healthy tension between the life we have settled for and the potential that still calls us.

Job search

10 social media rules for new college graduates

If you’re serious about your career you should treat your social media profiles as an extension of your resume. Our social profiles are representative of our personalities, pastimes, and interests, so it’s vital to be conveying the correct image of yourself to current or prospective employers.

The Whole Human

This 6-word sentence will give you complete freedom and high performance

If you attach to an outcome — whether a good or bad — you freeze your personality. The worst thing you can do for your success is get attached to what happened in the past.

The Whole Human

Why you should eat popcorn with chopsticks – and other psychological tricks to make life more enjoyable

In a series of studies soon to be published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, we found that consuming things in life in unconventional ways enhances enjoyment of them. This is where chopsticks come in.

News

The best CEOs to work for in 2018, according to employees

CEOs all like to think of themselves as good bosses, but the employees who work under their regime hear a different answer.

Morning Routine

Time management expert says this is the only reason to have a morning routine

If you truly want to have a morning routine that really accomplishes something Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of "Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done" says this is the secret.

Productivity

How 5 brides stayed focused at work while wedding planning

While the path to the dream job and the dream person is quite similar, they start to become incompatible as you plan your wedding. Ask anyone who has balanced nuptial duties with a full-time gig and they’ll be quick to admit the stress of the period.

Office Life

The most effective leaders don’t care if they are the most-hated or most-loved

A boss shouldn't be preoccupied with whether other people love or hate them. Instead, leadership experts say, a boss should do the right thing for the organization. Their subordinates will likely respect them — and even love them — for that.

The Whole Human

Searching for greatness? 15 humans you need in your personal treasure chest

These are the 15 people that have hands down changed everything for me. Fill your treasure chest with these humans and you’ll have a life you never believed possible.

Work-Life Balance

4 modern-day tips to help you balance work life and home life

Here are a handful of modern-day tips that will help you go a step further in balancing your work life and home life. The end goal; maximize time and minimize stress in all areas of life.

The Whole Human

Goals don’t replace systems  – and vice versa

People who claim that setting goals are a bad thing are out of their minds. They probably set some goals in the past, failed, and never set a goal again.

Mental Health

Wake up, sleepy heads! Morning people lower their risk of depression

Before you hit the snooze button again, read this: there's increasing evidence that morning birds get ahead of night owls. If you wake up earlier, you might be happier, weigh less, and you may even be more likely to sleep better. And now we know that being a morning person could even help you feel less depressed.

News

The Kate Spade brand is making mental health a major priority for its employees

In the wake of the death of founder Kate Spade, her namesake company has pledged to donate $1 million to mental health awareness and suicide prevention causes.

Office Culture

Overconfident CEOs increase commitment of employees and stakeholders

Confidence is infectious. A new study on CEO overconfidence found that employees and stakeholders begin to internalize the CEO's commitment to the company as their own.

Morning Routine

Skipping meals? You’re missing out on breakfast benefits

But before you scrap eating omelets and oatmeal in the morning forever, remember that research still finds health benefits to eating breakfast that you may miss.

Work-Life Balance

There’s an upside to feeling busy all the time

Sometimes, being overwhelmingly busy sucks. It makes you feel all sorts of frantic, it sends your anxiety levels skyrocketing and it can leave you more likely to make a careless mistake. These kinds of reactions are typical when your laundry list is putting you under major time pressure, evoking a bunch of emotional reactions rather than productive ones.

Communication

Bring the power of progress into your one-to-one meetings

As a leader, it’s up to you to help connect the dots between team members’ wins and the value their work provides to your company and customers. In the process, not only will your team members experience satisfaction, their output will improve as well. And that’s progress everyone can feel good about.

Job Search

How to keep your sanity in the job search game

Flip the script. You haven’t found the right fit yet, but don’t give up. Here are a few additional ways to keep your mind sane and your spirits up while between jobs.

Office Life

3 crucial skills for leading without authority

In contrast to control-minded leaders of the past, today’s most effective leaders are exercising a different kind of power. This new style of leadership is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of a leader’s ability to impact, influence, and inspire others. Here are three of those skills:

The Whole Human

Why boredom is so powerful in your life

Boredom is not lack of stimulation. Ironically, the more distractions and external stimuli we pursue, the more bored we get. Boredom is a clean slate. Being bored is escapism — it’s a mental state that we choose to avoid self-reflection.

Office Life

Should you accept a promotion without a raise?

Here’s what you can do if you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of earning a promotion you want to accept — without a bump in compensation.

Bosses

You must meet one-on-one with your new hire in the first week … or else

When you get hired, your first week will set the tone for what happens next, according to a new survey. The researchers noticed that what retained new hires at the tech giant came down to a simple action — did their manager meet with them one-on-one that first week?

News

These are 13 of the most LGBTQ friendly tech companies

Blind, a workplace app for tech workers, used by 40,000 Microsoft employees, 25,000 from Amazon, 10,000 from Google, 7,000 from Uber, 6,000 from Facebook, and thousands from other tech companies, polled its users to see how LGBTQ-friendly their company is.