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[Video] Is Attitude Contagious?

Attitude, mood, and even behaviors are contagious at work. We are strongly influenced by each other. When you are around your colleagues, you’re influenced by their attitude and behavior.

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Leading for Happiness & Building Strong Teams: New Coaching Groups!

Wouldn’t it be great to lead a happy, strong, thriving team at work? I know how hard it is for a team to thrive at work. I’ve led teams for 30 years, and I’ve dealt with communication problems, draining workloads, excess stress, and disengaged employees–problems you may be wrestling with right now. These problems can read more…

Schedule the Life You Want

Kacy Minnis, General Manager of Oregon Wine Lab

This guest post is by Kacy Minnis, a member of Happy Brain Science’s first “Leading For Happiness” coaching group. Life/Work Balance I chose to participate in the coaching group with the goal of finding a better life/work balance. (Yes, life/work, instead of work/life balance.) My more specific goal was to make sure I’m allowing myself read more…

Book Review: The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Cover of Patrick Lencioni's The Ideal Team Player

Personnel management is one of the most complex responsibilities of a leader. From hiring, to performance assessment, to coaching and personnel development, a leader has to be sure they’re getting and retaining the best possible team players on the job. But how can a leader find an ideal team player? Patrick Lencioni delves into this concept read more…

SPECIFIC Gratitude: How to Maximize Appreciation

Employee survey results indicated that Adam was doing well overall as a manager. But the survey scores were lower when his supervisees were asked about feeling appreciated. Adam was confused. He was sure he expressed appreciation to the people on his team frequently. He brought up the issue during his next one-on-one meeting with his read more…

Review: 101 Mindful Ways to Build Resilience

Chinese Finger Trap

This post was written by Happy Brain Science intern Noah Jacobson, who has done great work with us on several occasions. Thanks, Noah! “All it takes is one minute for us to build resilience.” It’s that simple to build mindful resilience. At least according to psychotherapist and award-winning author Donald Altman. His 101 Mindful Ways read more…

Eudaimonia: what is it, and why is it better than hedonism?

Eudaimonia can be the difference between a fleeting good time and a lasting sense of fulfillment. What is eudaimonia, and why is it better than hedonism? Allow me to explain by describing a recent trip to Kauai. This summer, my family had an opportunity to use the frequent flier miles I earned traveling around the read more…

Don’t stress about stress!

The app development project Adam was leading was getting intense. While the team was rapidly approaching beta, it was unclear if the app was performing well enough to release the beta version. The performance varied significantly from platform to platform, and phone to phone. The team was struggling to understand and fix the issues. With read more…

3 Ways to Let Go of Negativity

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Do you struggle to let go of negativity? When you receive not-so-positive feedback, how do you feel? Are you the type of person to shrug it off and let it go, or do you end up having a bad day as a result? If you’re like most people, you probably gravitate towards the latter. Why read more…

The Science of Your Best Possible Future

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Best Possible Future: A Story Juan was about eight months into his new job and about halfway through his main project (a new app). It was going pretty well. Despite many challenges, Juan and his boss, Chris, were both doing a good job of keeping the team focused and on track. But despite that, Juan read more…

Happiness During Unemployment

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Is it possible to find happiness during unemployment? Science can help us answer this tough question. For most of us, unemployment is not fun at all. I recently found myself out of a full-time job because of “business reasons.” Don’t get me wrong, I understood why I had to be let go–but it still didn’t read more…