Stop Trying to Make Your Employees Happy. Start Thinking About Their Fulfillment Instead.

We hope you are well and are ready for the weekend! Our featured article suggests that employees need opportunities to feel fulfilled, rather than feeling happy. We found this idea intriguing. Happiness is described by psychologists as temporary state, whereas... Read More

Aim your Strengths at your purpose and add more joy to your life!

Ever wonder what it would take to bring more purpose and joy to your life and career? Our featured article, a cover story from Harvard Business Review, states, “A higher purpose is not about economic exchanges. It reflects something more... Read More

How to Reposition for Recovery

Covid-19 has jolted our world and put our abilities to the test. It has also given us time for self-awareness and reflection. We are delighted to partner with the BC chapter of the American Marketing Association and thought you, a... Read More

How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed

Nearly 2000 years ago, work for the vast majority wasn’t a source of purpose or meaning but meant hard labour in return for a basic sustenance. Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius (born in the year 121) wrote Meditations,... Read More

Why Don’t Women Self-Promote as Much as Men?

Harvard-based research from our featured article describes how women systematically provided less favourable assessments of their past performance and potential future ability than equally performing men, regardless of their confidence level or incentive to self-promote. We understand. Self-promotion sometimes feels... Read More

Good Vibes are Contagious!

Good vibes are contagious; that’s easy to understand. Did you know that motivation is contagious, too? A 2017 study from Northwestern University showed that sitting within 25 feet of a high performer at work improved an employee’s performance by 15... Read More

Loving what you do builds resilience

Has Covid 19 caused you to feel like you are in a turbulent situation where you have lost your momentum? The experience of ‘turbulence’ is to be expected, but what is most important is your ability to recover. Resilience is... Read More

Most managers don’t know how to coach people. But they can learn

We love this definition of coaching: “unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance” ~ Sir John Whitmore (a leading figure in executive coaching). This week we want to share some of the secrets of coaching that can be... Read More

Job crafting! Redesigning a job you hate into one you like

Know someone who is unhappy at work but is wary of quitting or changing jobs? We found something that may help. The concept is to modify or ‘craft’ your job into one that brings out your best so that you... Read More

Can you Collaborate with People You Don’t Like?

Let’s face it there are times when we have to work with some we think we don’t like. It can be very draining and an unproductive situation. Not to forget the hours of thinking about it! But what is really... Read More