Entries by dave

Happy International Womans Day

According to a Chinese proverb, women hold up half the sky. International Women’s Day was originally all about the RIGHT TO WORK– and the right to work in fair conditions, properly compensated for labor, and legally organized in open forums. It actually goes back to a protests by women garment workers in NYC against poor working conditions. […]

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Is your Brain Hooked on Being Right -Judith E. Glaser HBR

Is your Brain Hooked on Being Right When we experience stress, fear or distrust cortisol floods our brain and our executive functions which once helped us with advanced thought processes like strategy, trust building, and compassion shut down. What happens instead is our amygdala, aka,  (instinctive brain), takes over, and we default to one of four […]

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Time to redefine work-life balance?-Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

“Men die of boredom, psychological conflict, and disease. They do not die of hard work.”  David Ogilvy Studies examining the detrimental impact of excessive work often rely on subjective evaluations of work “overload”, failing to disentangle individuals’ beliefs and emotions abouttheir work. If something bores you, it will surely seem tedious. When you hate your job, […]

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Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best- Heidi Grant Halvorson

Avoiding negative feedback is both wrong-headed and dangerous –  when delivered the right way, at the right time, criticism is highly motivating, and gives awareness of the mistakes a person  is making, leading to  improvement. New research by S Finkelstein and A Fishbach makes it clear why, when, and for whom negative feedback is appropriate. Positive feedback increases commitment to […]

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Change your Culture to Thrive – Sunday Business Post

The culture of a company can make or break its fortunes, and it comes from the top down, writes Gareth Naughton in the SBP 20th January 2013 Though it was once an abstract concept that bore little relation to how a company operated, corporate culture is becoming increasingly important as organisations work their employees harder […]

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Article by Carol Ryan, Irish Times Journalist, where Amber Hanna & David Keane are interviewed.

What do the theory of evolution, Beethoven’s 9th symphony, the Mona Lisa, Harry Potter and Apple Computers have in common? They are all the work of an introvert who spent thousands of hours alone honing their work to perfection. Some of the world’s most famous introverts include Bill Gates, Google founder Larry Paige, Albert Einstein, […]


Gen Y’s Passion Problem

Gen Y’s Passion Problem By Cal Newport  – Harvard Business Review  Generation Y, is entering the job market in record numbers, and according to many commentators things are not going well. Earlier this year, a New York Times op-ed called Gen Y  “Generation Why Bother,” noting that we’re “perhaps…too happy at home checking Facebook,” when we could […]

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How Do I Motivate Myself

Psychologically-speaking, motivation is characterized as a process. This process has several functions which contribute to our well-being. In order for goal-oriented behavior to not only occur, but be maintained, it must first be initiated, and then guided. And this happens when motivation is present. While there are many types of motivation, they can all be attributed to intrinsic or […]