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Managing Mental Health at Work

This article was written by Melissa Korn and published in TheWallStreetJournal.com.  John Binns, a partner in the consulting practice at U.K.-based Deloitte LLP, assumed his career “would be finished” after he took a two-month leave in 2007 to treat a severe bout of depression. When he told his bosses, they assured him that they would support … Continue reading

The Real Reasons You’re Tired All the Time and What To Do About It

Feeling sluggish, overwhelmed and constantly in need of a caffeine fix? Find out how to fix what’s burning you out Energy stealer: a low-grade sinus infection Sinus infections that just won’t quit are the most common chronic health problem in the U.S. — and struggling with one triples your risk of fatigue, say researchers at … Continue reading

Most employees report high workplace stress

Nearly two-thirds of employees rate the stress level in their workplace as high, according to a survey of more than 450 North American employees by Right Management. Asked how to describe the stress level in their work environment, 64% said it was high, while 24% rated it as medium. Just 11% said they find the … Continue reading

Train Your Brain to Focus

Next time you are sitting in a meeting, take a look around. The odds are high that you will see your colleagues checking screens, texting, and emailing while someone is talking or making a presentation. Many of us are proud of our prowess in multitasking, and wear it like a badge of honor. Multitasking may help … Continue reading

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Workplace stress is not inevitable. Here are some simple techniques to lower your own levels. Stress sucks.  According to the American Psychological Association, stress can result in headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, lack of focus, irritability, depression, eating problems, addiction … and social withdrawal. … Continue reading

Our Moods Affected By Even Mild Dehydration

Most people only think about drinking water when they are thirsty; but by then it may already be too late. Even mild dehydration can alter a person’s mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly, according to two studies recently conducted at the University of Connecticut’s Human Performance Laboratory. The tests showed that it didn’t matter if … Continue reading

10 Ways to Complain Less and be Happier

Check out Lauren Stewart 10 ways to becoming a happier person and complaining less.  “Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.” ~Proverb 1. Change the way you think. This is definitely easier said than done. Our brains tend to gravitate toward the negative. Much like the … Continue reading

How to Keep Your Temper at Work (And Everywhere Else)

People are constantly trying to deal with their anger. There are many different ways to control your emotions when it comes to anger. Mark Maraia, a relationship development coach and trainer who works with people, has his own technique to deal with anger that he believes could help many people manage their anger: I’ve learned a … Continue reading

Nearly a quarter of workers around the world are depressed.

Nearly a quarter of workers around the world are depressed. This is a major problem. More disturbing facts : Workers remain worried about losing their jobs. In 2011, employees scored 5.09 on a scale of 8 measuring their sense of job security; in 2010, they scored 5.04, and in 2009, they scored 5.2. The work … Continue reading

Five reasons why hard work isn’t enough to win at work

Working harder and trying to impress your boss with longer hours just isn’t enough. In today’s workplace, you must make a commitment to manage five workplace engagement activities that will determine your ultimate success. Cultivate high-trust relationships that matter Mentoring reveals your authentic commitment to the organization’s advancement Examine the culture and identify how you … Continue reading