Time to Step Out of the Echo Chamber?

Time to Step Out of the Echo Chamber?

We all have the tendency to expose ourselves to information and associate with people who share our view of the world. It’s such a pervasive phenomenon that social psychologists have a name for it, they call it ‘living in an echo chamber’. But, what happens if we step out of it?

Music at Work: To Listen or Not to Listen?

Music at Work: To Listen or Not to Listen?

You simply can’t walk through a work location today without seeing many employees with earbuds or headphones on, listening to music. But, is it a good idea to listen to music at work? Does it positively or negatively impact the workplace? Let’s take a look at the current research.

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Many organizations understand that in today’s business environment, employees need more than traditional technical skills for the organization to not only be successful but to avoid becoming extinct. And, emotional intelligence (EI) is one of the most common ways they are attempting to assess their employees’ ability to grow and adapt. But, can EI be taught and developed?

Mindful Love: What "Heart" Practices Will You Employ?

Mindful Love: What "Heart" Practices Will You Employ?

February is all about the heart: Valentine’s Day, Go Red for Women, American Heart Month. You see reminders everywhere of things you can buy and give to show your love. For me, February is a reminder of how my mindfulness practice can help me build and create relationships. Here are some helpful “heart” practices you can employ without spending a dime...

Replace the Robot: Three Keys to Changing Habits

Replace the Robot: Three Keys to Changing Habits

Behavior change is hard no matter how much we want to change. The reason for this is that much of our daily activity is based on our habits. Habits are slow to establish and change – and require a lot of self-control to stop or start these automatic behaviors. Based on the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive behavior, here’s what you need to know if you want to improve your chances of making behavior change that lasts.