3 Emotions at the Root of Success

I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn't seem quite right, somehow. Here's the ...

Apr 7

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Mental Health At Work: What Every Team Leader Should Know

Mental health is a topic everyone can relate to. We all personally know what it’s like when you miss the train or you're late to a meeting - we all know what it feels like to be stressed and how it impairs our ability to make good decisions. And ...

Mar 26

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When Incentives Are Too Enticing

Management research about incentive pay often focuses on whether or not the tactic works to increase productivity. But what if the promise of a bonus or some other reward works too well? New neuroscience research from a team of American and ...

Mar 17

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Singapore: Free courses help those who have recovered from mental ...

SINGAPORE - To help those who have recovered from mental illness secure jobs and reintegrate into society, Kaplan Singapore has worked with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to introduce a series of courses designed to equip them ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls on organisations of all sizes to implement workplace policies and ...

Feb 26

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24 proven ways to make a bad boss better

Many people encounter workplace issues in their working lives and many of them can be related to the ...

Feb 25

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If You're Allowed to Quit, You'll Work Even Harder

The option to abandon a project might just strengthen your resolve to complete it, according to a study published in Psychological Science. The study, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvanis and Georgia State University, is ...

Feb 18

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I'm sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ...

Feb 5

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Fake It 'Til You Make It: Why Faking Confidence Is Actually A Really ...

You’ve probably heard the phrase ”fake it ‘til you make it.” The idea is that imitating confidence — be it at work, in romance, or whatever — can A) trick people into thinking you’re competent and confident and B) eventually lead to ...

Jan 21

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Greater protection of foreign domestic workers' mental well-being ...

SINGAPORE - A migrant workers' group has called for greater protection of the mental well-being of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) said current laws in Singapore are not adequate in ...

Jan 20

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The Open-Office Trap

The open office was originally conceived by a team from Hamburg, Germany, in the nineteen-fifties, to facilitate communication and idea flow. But a growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was ...

Jan 16

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Pilot counselling hotline to improve workplace mental health

SINGAPORE - In a nation of stressed-out workaholics and long working hours, plans to improve mental health at the workplace, such as introducing a counselling hotline for employees and a workplace depression education campaign, are in the ...

Jan 13

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How workplace 'givers' can avoid finishing last

A common phrase heard throughout the holiday season is that it is better to give than to receive. However, despite our affection for giving on special occasions, its reputation has less lustre in the world of business where those who maintain a ...

Jan 6

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Mental health and wellbeing at work

October 2013 is Mental Health Month in most Australian States and Territories: a campaign aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues, ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2013. Mental Health Month serves as an opportunity for ...

Oct 5

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Telecommuting can be beneficial for a work/life balance

There are mornings when getting out of bed may seem impossible, and the idea of spending the day at work is unappealing. If working from home is an option, one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says perks of telecommuting go beyond working ...

Sep 30

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