Archive for month: April, 2021

5 exercises to help you build more empathy

Empathy — or understanding the thoughts and feelings of the people around us — is one of the most important and most trying parts of being social creatures. But what exactly is empathy? And crucially, can we have more? Stanford [...]

Here’s how I finally got myself to start exercising

When we received the stay-at-home order in March 2020 — I live in California — I came out of the gates pretty darn hot. “Embrace not being so busy,” I wrote. “Take this time at home to get into a [...]

Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And what can we do about it?

If we want to improve the competence level of people in leadership positions, we need to improve our own competence for judging and selecting them, especially when they are men, says organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. Have you ever worked with [...]

What old story about yourself are you still believing? Here’s how to find it and change it

Many of us hold deeply ingrained beliefs about ourselves that are simply not true. You can start to free yourself from them by editing your narrative, says psychiatrist John Sharp. There are many things in our lives that we have [...]

How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth

I have struggled with feelings of unworthiness for as long as I can remember. From the outside, my life looked pretty perfect when I was growing up. My parents had a happy marriage, they were supportive and they earned enough [...]

Do you take things personally? Here’s how to stop

Let’s say I’m trying to find a specific location so I’m driving really slowly. The person in the car behind me starts honking and flashing their headlights at me. How do I respond? I take it personally. I know I shouldn’t. [...]

The surprising power in not winning

When we come thisclose to triumph, we gain potent energy that we can use to fuel later success, says business school professor Monica Wadhwa. When we daydream about being at the Olympics or the Academy Awards, we usually picture ourselves [...]