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5 Ways a Daily Mindfulness Practice Will Increase Your Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

5 Ways a Daily Mindfulness Practice Will Increase Your Happiness. One of the most effective ways to increase your happiness and reduce your stress level is to engage in a daily mindfulness or meditative practice.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Social Distancing

KCC Business Psychology

5 Ways to Happily Celebrate the Holidays in a Socially Distanced Season. With the challenges and losses we’ve faced this year, gearing up for happy holidays may feel more overwhelming than usual. Some of our traditions may be altered or impossible this year.

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9 Positive Leadership Maxims

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9 Positive Leadership Maxims. Being a great leader is more than a job—it’s a way of approaching life. It can sometimes be a challenging lifestyle, and can even be discouraging. Here are 9 positive leadership maxims to energize you in your leadership role. To make a difference, be the difference.

The Difference Between A Boss and a Leader – 3 Tips!

KCC Business Psychology

The Difference Between a Boss and a Leader – 3 Tips! Every leader is a boss, but not every boss is a leader. What’s the difference between a boss and a leader? It all comes down to how you do it. A boss is in charge because of his or her position and title.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

5 Tips for Happy Family Relationships

KCC Business Psychology

Creating a Happy Family is an Investment. Family relationships can be some of the most challenging and most rewarding relationships in our lives. When relationships at home are going well, we feel much happier and better equipped to endure stressful situations in other parts of our lives. What better way to increase our overall happiness than to invest in happiness in our family relationships?

Minimalist Living: Why Fewer Things Equals Greater Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

If you’re a creative person, a pack rat, a shopper or a collector, minimalist living and the idea that fewer things equals greater happiness may feel impossible to you. It doesn’t have to be! And you don’t have to be a true minimalist in order to decrease the amount of possessions you own and increase your happiness. Who’s in Charge Here? If you’ve seen the movie Fight Club, you may remember the scene in which Tyler Durden talks about the paradox of owning things.

8 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Greater Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

Happiness is hard to put your finger on. If you are like most of us and have asked yourself the age-old question, “Am I happy?” ” take a moment to fill out our quiz and find out. If you think there is room for improvement, evaluate your life and see where you could introduce some happy habits. The home is a great place to start. Decorate your home to create a haven for you to recharge and relax every day.

Creating Happiness

KCC Business Psychology

Creativity or Problem-solving. One of the amazing things about humans is our constant endeavor to create or improve things. When we are inspired to create something, we demonstrate our passions or talents. When we run into a problem, we want to fix it and come up with a solution. These days it’s not unusual to complain about something and hear someone say in response, “There’s an app for that!”.

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3 Reasons Going Outside Makes Us Happier

KCC Business Psychology

This is the perfect time of year to boost your happiness by going outside every day. What’s amazing is you don’t have to spend hours outdoors in order to receive the happiness benefits. Just a few minutes each day is usually enough to make a big difference in our levels of happiness and energy. Going outside is free. It’s easy. And it offers some pretty significant benefits to our health.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

The Link Between Curiosity and Leadership

KCC Business Psychology

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence.” – Albert Einstein. Think about children for a minute. They’re naturally curious, imaginative, and always learning, always looking for new experiences and information. They know what they want, and they chase after it wholeheartedly. Does you hear your childhood self in this description at all?

How to Increase Your Productivity Without Working More Hours

KCC Business Psychology

More Work Doesn’t Equal More Productivity. According to the American Dream Project, the average American works between 43 and 51 hours per week. That’s a lot of hours! One key question to consider as you plan your own workweek is, are you getting the best productivity from your work schedule? Does working extra hours actually make us more productive? The truth is, it doesn’t. In fact, the United States is ranked 5th in productivity behind countries like Norway, Belgium, and Ireland.

4 Ways to Make Your Management Skills More Effective

KCC Business Psychology

A good leader provides constant motivation to his team to help them maintain excellence and quality in results. A good leader always looks for ways to improve efficiency and quality, especially if this can be done by simplifying processes or without increasing an employee’s workload. Here are some skills you can sharpen to boost your leadership skills and help your team be more effective and increase results. 1-Wander Around. Do you remember M.B.W.A. aka Management By Wandering Around?

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Happiness Comes From Your Mind

KCC Business Psychology

What do You do When Feel Unhappy? Everyone has days when they feel down. What do you find helps you on those gloomy days? Do you go out for a meal? Maybe see a new movie? Visit a friend? Take a walk? Do you get a buzz from jogging or going to the gym? Maybe you find it energizing to go shopping. Or perhaps you treat yourself to an ice tea with friends to overcome your unhappiness. We all have our preferred methods to shake off a dreary day.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Top 3 Myths About Change Management

KCC Business Psychology

Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. As an organizational psychologist, I can tell you that this alarming failure rate is often attributed to the human factor! Here are 3 classical myths that I frequently deal with in my practice. Myth #1 – It is important to communicate the information in groups.

2 Strategies to Develop Your Leadership

KCC Business Psychology

Leadership, Leadership, Leadership! There is an abundant and constant flow of information on leadership in the form of books and articles including material on leadership development and best practices. Leadership can be defined as a unique form of behavior that results from the integration of, among other things, attitude , knowledge and experience. That being said, what can you do if you want to develop and use your full leadership potential?

3 Common Performance Management Mistakes

KCC Business Psychology

Good Management is Key. According to Gallup , a US firm specializing in management research, in a survey of more than one million Americans, “people quit their bosses, not the organization.” ” The effect of mismanagement is widely felt. Gallup also determined that poorly managed teams are on average 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well-managed teams.

Two Tips for Managing Stress and Improving Focus and Effectiveness

KCC Business Psychology

Did you know… According to the Statistic Brain website, 76% of people cite money and work as the main causes of their stress. As an organizational psychologist and happiness expert, I can tell you that people think it’s normal to be stressed, overwhelmed and tired, but it’s not! Certainly, when experiencing it, stress gives energy, but in the long run, it hurts our performance. Stress is the answer to a perception of danger.

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3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Leadership Tools: 4 Steps to Handle Difficult Relationships

KCC Business Psychology

We’ve all experienced them. We can’t get along with everyone, right? Difficult relationships can be stressful, frustrating and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to run a business or be a leader or work with people without encountering some difficult relationships. With a few simple tools, though, you can learn to minimize the roller coaster ride dealing with these challenges.

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Give the Gift of Experiences

KCC Business Psychology

What do you buy the person who has everything? Have you heard people ask this question? Sometimes it seems overwhelming to try to think of a gift for a friend, coworker or loved one when they seem to have everything they could ever want already. It’s probably because you’re thinking of giving them a thing, an object, something they could easily buy.

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6 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills

KCC Business Psychology

Good Leaders Are Good Learners. Developing your leadership skills and abilities is a lifelong pursuit. It’s one that requires you to never stop learning and growing as a person. Leadership means continuing to tackle new challenges, face new changes and overcome new obstacles. Here are 6 of the best strategies to help you improve your leadership skills. Remain humble. Leadership starts with humility. It means remembering that your success depends on others.

The Future Workplace [Episode 2]: Technology Is an Organizational Differentiator

HR Bartender

One of my first HR jobs involved human resources information systems (HRIS). We had a company-developed HRIS and my role was to play liaison between system users and the technology department. Users would tell me about the system features they wanted and/or needed.

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Brand Health Report: Tech Talent Ranks the Most Innovative Companies They'd Love to Work for and Why

Hired surveyed more than 4,000 tech workers to find out which companies rank as their most desirable employers and how other organizations can compete for their attention. Download this report to learn what tech talent values most in a potential employer and how to improve your employer brand.

Coming Soon: The HR Bartender Show

HR Bartender

I have some very exciting news today. Well, at least I think it’s very exciting. We’re launching a podcast – The HR Bartender Show. We know that people like to consume information many different ways. Some want to read, while others want to listen. And sometimes we want to do both.

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Everything HR Needs to Know About Sentiment Analysis

HR Bartender

We regularly talk about employee engagement being important. It’s good for employees because it makes them feel valued and connected to their work. It’s good for business because engaged employees are more productive and will stay. But trying to find out if employees are engaged can be hard.

6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

HR Bartender

Organizations are always making decisions. And when faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some more – including some really tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy. Some people avoid making decisions at all costs. And avoidance is a decision in itself.

How Company Values and Behaviors Shape Absolutely Everything

Ultimate Software

“How can we make our company as successful as possible?” The quest to get an answer to this single question has warranted an amazing amount of academic research, business sponsored studies and theoretical speculation, all in the hopes of discovering the “secret sauce” of great organizations.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Bookmark This! The Rise of Human Experience Management #HXM

HR Bartender

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we’re human. And we want to be treated as such. This includes our work experience. Yes, we’re technically an employee or a manager or maybe a freelancer, but we want to be treated as a human.

4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

HR Bartender

There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference.

Performance Management: Design a Modern Process That Creates Results

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is sponsored by our friends at Primalogik , a cloud-based performance management solution that provides a flexible way to manage employee reviews, 360-degree feedback, goals, and engagement surveys. Enjoy the read!).

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

HR Bartender

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on “ Working from Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider ” and honestly, it was very focused on setting up a work environment that helps you to be productive.