13 Things Mentally Strong People Avoid

For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more. Particularly for entrepreneurs, numerous articles talk about critical characteristics of mental strength—tenacity, “grit,” optimism, and an unfailing ability. However, we can also define mental strength by identifying the things mentally strong […]

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What Motivates Us to Do Great Work?

What motivates us to do great work? It’s an age-old question. But the age-old answers – rewards, recognition, money, stability – no longer seem to suffice. As we’ve shifted to a knowledge-based economy, it turns out that what drives us has shifted, too. Recent research reveals that when creative thinking is part and parcel of […]

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Finding the Right Balance

These days, work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. Technology makes workers accessible around the clock. Fears of job loss incentive longer hours. In fact, a whopping 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business […]

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The benefits of learning to say ‘no’

Setting unrealistic standards for yourself is one of the most common career mistakes. So draw secure boundaries and create space in your life. If I’ve learned one thing from 15 years of marriage, 10 years of motherhood and 25 years of work, it is that if we don’t take ourselves and our needs seriously, no […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Work Outside (Plus, How to Realistically Do It)

If you’ve ever found yourself totally distracted by a beautiful spring day, there’s a good reason. The power of nature calls to you. But more than that, it is a huge element in how happily—and productively—you work! In the book Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life, co-author and Yale […]

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