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November 26th, 2015

Showing Appreciation at the Office? No, Thanks

Expecting a big thank-you at work this week? Don't hold your breath recommends Sue Shellenbarger at the​ Wall Street Journal​​. According to a survey of 2,007 people for the John Templeton Foundation, only 10% of adults say thanks to a colleague every day, while just 7% express gratitude...

August 8th, 2014

Joyless, Meaningless Work is Unhealthy

A recent study found that the majority of Americans (52.3%) are unhappy in their work. This sad statistic is doubly troubling in light of numerous other studies which report that happy people are healthier people and they live longer. It’s not a big leap to see that being unhappy in our...

via Bill Peel
June 19th, 2014

Why People Hate Work & How That Can Change

“The way we’re working isn’t working,” say Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in a New York Times article, “Why You Hate Work.”  Middle managers, as well as top-level executives reported: They don’t feel appreciated. They find it difficult to accomplish the most important work amid...

February 28th, 2014

Research That Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Two editors at Harvard Business Review compiled 22 HBR articles based on current research they believe will help us reach our goals in 2014. Here are some of their postings: “Successful people do nine things differently than everyone else.” “The rest of us hold ourselves back in five major...

via Forbes
December 30th, 2013

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones into Meetings

You might want to think twice before pulling out your smartphone to check email during a meeting. According to a recent survey reported in Forbes, this can be deadly to your career.

via NPR
September 16th, 2013

How We’re Spending Our Time

The average adult with a full-time job spends 9 hours, 12 minutes and 36 seconds working and commuting on a typical workday. And what do we do for work? The biggest employment sector today is government. See how our time and jobs break down in two graphs from the Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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June 14th, 2013

CDC Reports Americans Are Unhappy

Anti-depressant usage in America has increased 400 percent since 1994. So why are so many people unhappy? This<a data-cke-saved-href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" href="http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?id=900022" line-height:="" normal;"=""> report offers reasons why...

November 20th, 2012

Feeling Beat Up at Work? Give Yourself a Pep Talk!

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 40 percent of workers reported that their job was very or extremely stressful. Perhaps you can relate. Author J.B Wood writes in The High Calling about how self-compassion can help you be happier and cope with stress at...

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June 20th, 2012

Are women more moral than men?

Jim Denison shares his thoughts on "idealized self" and a recent study concluding that females are more moral than men. 

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February 7th, 2012

SUNDAY RELIGION, MONDAY REALITY

New Study Explores Gap between God and Jobs Dallas TX:  Do faith and work mix? And if so, as America’s workforce increasingly wants meaning beyond a paycheck, do pastors help bring these two worlds together? Answers from national research commissioned by...