When we think of the word "healthy," many of us picture a pair of running shoes or fresh-cut veggies, dumbbells or a kale smoothie. But, a healthy lifestyle isn't solely about exercising and clean eating. Although those things are certainly beneficial and necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle, there are other factors that help as well. Choosing to adopt a healthy lifestyle also includes getting proper sleep and managing your time well, along with many other things. But, before I dive into … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Choosing a Healthy Lifestyle
Our days can become stressful quickly. For example, after a great breakfast and a nice morning drive, you can arrive at work to find your email inbox full and 13 new phone messages. And if that wasn't enough, your coworker tells you that your boss is sick and you're leading his meeting in 20 minutes. The to-do lists seem to grow as the day goes on. Laugh your stress, anxiety and pessimism away by creating a laugh folder. In it, you can put funny clips, jokes, and memories of times that … [Read more...] about Video Blog: Laugh Folder
Repeatedly in research, the same question is being presented: Is intelligence the determinant of achievement and success? The idea was first introduced over a century ago by a man named William James, who asked two questions: “What are the types of human abilities and, second by what diverse means do individuals unleash these abilities?” From these questions, the concept of intellect and ways of measuring it were derived. People wanted to know what makes someone smart and how you could … [Read more...] about Grit: An Indicator of Success?
For many years, IQ has been praised as a determining factor of success. More intelligent people have a higher capacity for innovation and efficiency. One might assume that more intelligent individuals would also be more successful. However, recent research found otherwise. Dr. Travis Bradberry found that people with average IQ's outperform those with the highest IQ's 70% of the time. What could this mean? If IQ is not the indicator of success, then what is? One could argue the answer is … [Read more...] about IQ vs. EQ: The Intelligence Battle
A lot of times, it’s easy for managers to blame the downfalls of the company and its work environment on the fault of the employees they are managing. Their thoughts are full of ‘if only’s and ‘should have’s. “If only my employees were more motivated.” “This employee should have worked harder for a better outcome.” But what if the problem isn’t your employees? What if the root of the problem is actually you? The Manager Controls the Outcome It’s easy to play the blame game when the … [Read more...] about It’s Not You, It’s Me (And Other Management Skills)