(TR#451) How to Be as Creative as Da Vinci

WHAT IF . . . taking notes makes you smarter? RESEARCH SAYS: Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci filled notebook after notebook with ideas, inventions, sketches, and more? It turns out Da Vinci was on to something. We become smarter because the act of writing or drawing excites different parts of our brains so […]

(TR#447) How to Get as Much as You Give

WHAT IF . . . Money actually really does buy happiness? It does, but not in the way you might think! RESEARCH SAYS: Charitable giving is scientifically proven to benefit the giver as much as the receiver. It works just like a positive feedback loop: giving makes people happier, and happier people give more. And […]

(TR#418) Getting Into Group Flow

WHAT IF…flow, the state of heightened consciousness of being “in the zone,” can also be achieved as a group? RESEARCH SAYS: It’s true. Group flow is the magical moment when it all comes together and the group is in sync. Group flow creates more effective team performance, greater innovation, and higher workplace satisfaction. According to […]

(TR#408) Will You Work for Meaning?

WHAT IF . . . the best perk at America’s best employers is the one you don’t see? RESEARCH SAYS: America’s best employers don’t create jobs; they make meaning . . . and that’s why these companies have the happiest and most engaged employees in the country. Employees who see that their daily jobs have […]

(TR#398) How to Receive Constructive Criticism

WHAT IF . . . constructive criticism helps us to become better? RESEARCH SAYS: How do you react to constructive criticism? Do you go on the defense or rationalize your actions in question, or do you take it in stride and use it to improve? It turns out that constructive criticism in the workplace is […]