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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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Why Being Kind Boosts the Bottom Line

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Being kind is a triple win: it boosts the mood of both the giver and the receiver, and it inspires more kindness to spread through our social networks. But that’s not all… ***Watch the video or continue reading below.***   Are you tapping the benefits of being kind? Kindness. Why should you be kind to read more…

Top Stress Relief Fails (and How to Cope Better!)

If this isn’t a stressful year, we don’t know what is! We all seem to be seeking stress relief techniques. But not all approaches work the same. At Happy Brain Science, despite knowing better, we’ve fallen into some stress relief “fails” that aren’t wise choices for most people, most of the time. We’d like to read more…

How to Enjoy a Virtual Game Night with Colleagues

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Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about options for a virtual game night! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. In addition, she’s read more…

How to Boost Psychological Capital & Beat Burnout

Thanks to Noah Jacobson for this guest post about preventing and dealing with burnout! Noah interned previously with Happy Brain Science and became fascinated with the application of positive psychology. He graduated from Grinnell College with a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. If You’re Heading Toward Burnout… Work and life move at a different speed read more…

How To Use a “Strengths Board” to Boost Your Virtual Team

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What is a Strengths Board? And how can a visual display of strengths help you & your team cope with working remotely? If you’re like most people I know, your way of working has been turned upside down since March 2020. For many of us, working remotely has become the new normal. While there are read more…

“Never Split the Difference” Review: How to Negotiate Better

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What happens to your brain when you hear or read the word “negotiation?” If you are anything like me (and many people), your heart rate quickens, and you might get a pit in your stomach or feel your shoulders tense up. Why would I even review a book on negotiating—specifically, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating read more…

How to Transform SMART Goals into SMARTEST Goals

Thanks to Vaibhav Agarwal for this guest post about how to transform SMART goals into SMARTEST goals! Vaibhav is an analytics leader who is a staunch proponent of change and adapting with it. He loves to talk to people and get inspired by others around him, loves reading, and is an amateur LinkedIn writer. Not read more…

Regret and Hope: Surviving the Grief Coaster

My dad passed away on July 2nd. It was a total shock! We had talked on Tuesday about how he was feeling under the weather…and by Thursday, he was gone. I thought I was doing well coping with all the curveballs thrown my way this 2020. But when this tragedy came, I had a firsthand read more…

How to Use a Fun Party Game to Tackle Implicit Bias

Image of a buffalo on an orange background from Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game

Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about using a fun party game to reduce implicit bias! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. read more…