Boost Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

How to Work Better with People: Emotional Intelligence Come play with us! Join Scott Crabtree, CEO of Happy Brain Science, on a journey through 100+ science-based solutions from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game! In this episode, discover why boosting emotional intelligence can help you work more effectively with others. ***Continue reading or skip to the read more…

Describing Progress for Success

Describing Progress Can Make You Happier: Come play with us! Join Scott Crabtree, CEO of Happy Brain Science, on a journey through 100+ science-based solutions from our Choose Happiness @ Work card game! ***Continue reading or skip to the bottom to watch this post as a video*** This Choose Happiness @ Work card says, “Describe read more…

Learn and Grow: The Science of Growth

Learn and Grow

Learn and Grow: A Story Chris knew Adam was pretty happy working on his current project. But she also knew that Adam’s career history was filled with jobs that lasted 1-2 years. And she knew that Adam was approaching his 1-year anniversary. She really wanted to retain Adam as long as possible; he was becoming 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…

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…

The Science of Your Best Possible Future

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Best Possible Future: A Story Adam 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, Adam and his boss, Chris, were both doing a good job of keeping the team focused and on track. But despite that, Adam read more…

The Science of Choice: Choose from Three to Lower Stress, Boost Happiness

A story illustrating the science of choice Juan needed Chris’s approval to choose a new software package. Chris asked Juan to come with several options. She wanted the advantages and disadvantages of each. Wanting to be thorough, Juan created a table with thirteen different packages. Chris felt overwhelmed. She struggled to hold the options in read more…

The Science of Autonomy at Work

Autonomy at Work: A Story Kim assigned a crucial project to Juan, and really wanted it to go well. So she asked him to prepare 24 milestones along the way, starting with an extremely detailed concept approval document. She scheduled a two hour meeting to review the concept approval, and was asking about–and then changing–many read more…