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Give Yourself Permission to Work Fewer Hours

How do you decide when to stop working each day? Do you work until you are exhausted, or do you stop work when others do? These cues can guide us to monitor ourselves, but they can be counterproductive to our performance. How can we better strategise our time, so that we can work fewer hours yet remain just as effective?


It's not just the cat: curiosity kills our happiness

Curiosity is usually good for us, but can too much of it hurt us? Is maintaining ignorance the best choice sometimes?


Why bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists, and other things the Olympics teaches us about human emotions

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People who feel too specialised to transfer occupations may be at increased risk of suicide-related thinking, behavior

Emerging research suggests that individuals who are keen to change professions, yet fail to perceive their skills as transferable, tend to harbour more suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Skill transferability is a huge concern in today's uncertain and ever-changing economy, but what also matters is one's perception of it.


To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments

Why do some high-potential managers fail to develop their competence, despite being given large-scale assignments to work on?


Meet Ryan Lochte, the world's latest 'ugly American'

What is his Hogan profile like?
The paper's definition of the ugly American abroad? "A sense of entitlement, however subtle; a feeling of superiority, however unintended...
Regardless, managing and handling success has to be part of raising a champion!


Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

While we often think of multitasking as doing multiple tasks at once, it actually involves us quickly switching from one task to another. This act of switching depletes our energy and can leave us feeling more tired than if we were to focus our attention on a single task.


Olympians struggle to adjust to life beyond the rings

Do we need Olympics?


Why You Should Never Tell Someone to Relax

It’s a paradoxical fact: When someone is getting stressed out, one of the least effective (and perhaps most annoying) things to say is “Relax.”

Why Being a Team Player Isn't Always Smart

High altruistic and affiliation (taken to an extreme) can kill you and your performance?


How Resilience Works

What are the three building blocks of resilience that people or organisations should possess in order to be considered truly resilient?


Are You A Good Judge Of Character? Are You Sure?

Written by Hogan Global CEO. In a nutshell, 
1. Most think they can read others and we are being read daily. Worst of all how we are being read determines our "future" and "success". 
2. Needless to say, each of these factors also apply to others when they're trying to understand you. There are clearly instances where this can hurt our own interests, for instance when we're trying to conceal our intentions or influence people. 
3. Still, more often than not we benefit from letting others know who we are, what we want, and what we stand for. Be open and transparent. This helps in being misjudgdd or misunderstood...

How teachers may be failing students with excessive homework

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80% of people say they’ll work harder for a grateful boss

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