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Stress might be just as unhealthy as junk food to digestive system. We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet. "We sometimes think of stress as a purely psychological phenomenon, but it causes distinct physical changes," said professor of microbiology and molecular biology, Laura Bridgewater. Brigham Young University. Scientific Reports
Performance appraisal success. Appraisal of employees often gets a bad press, but recent research suggests if it involves frequent feedback between the formal appraisal and good prior planning and communication of standards then it can be successful and appreciated by employees. Stephen Wood, University of Leicester and Shaun Pichler and Gerard Beenen, both at the California State University, Fullerton.
Corporate Success Programs. Corporate wellness programs. Increasing productivity by one day each month. Corporate wellness programs have been shown to save companies money by reducing absenteeism and health insurance costs. Researchers have quantified an additional benefit to companies' bottom line, showing that a wellness program they studied resulted in higher productivity for all participating employees. This improvement was dramatic: approximately equal to an additional productive work day per month for the average worker. Almost 90 percent of companies use some form of corporate wellness programs, with the most comprehensive offering biometric health screenings, nutritional programs, fitness classes, and educational seminars on topics ranging from smoking cessation to work-life balance. Gubler said the findings add to a growing body of management research on the relationship between employee wellbeing and organizational performance. However, this is the first study to show a direct "causal link" for improvements in productivity through wellness programs, and employees improving their health. "Our research suggests that corporate wellness plans can boost employee satisfaction by offering a tangible benefit that empowers them to take care of their health in a way that's integrated into their busy lives. The result is healthier and happier employees who are not only less expensive and less absent, but also more productive," he said. University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in Saint Louis. Management Science
Secrets of success. Research into innovative entrepreneurs starting to work in tourism has found, in some of the first analysis undertaken, how they have to use initiative and hard work - and often work for nothing - to overcome the barriers in setting up their innovation. Entrepreneurs use creative strategies to overcome these challenges and succeed despite their lack of financial and human resources. To keep afloat they can save money by running the business from home, "share" employees with other companies, offer a share of the business in return for specialist advice, as business owners work for less than market rates. Another of entrepreneurs' key strategies to overcome the lack of resources was building ties and networks with different stakeholders, to ensure that the innovations are successfully developed and implemented. Researchers included Dr Isabel Rodriguez and Professor Allan Williams. University of Surrey
Sports success not necessarily related to specialization. Specializing in one sport early in a child's athletic career is often touted as a way to gain that elusive college scholarship or even go on to the pros. However, researchers say "not so fast." "Our study, which is the largest study to date examining the topic of single sports specialization, provides a foundation for understanding current trends in specialization in youth sports," said researcher, Patrick S. Buckley, MD of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. "Our results noted that current high school athletes specialized, on average, two years earlier than current collegiate and professional athletes. The results of our study suggest that specialization at a very young age does not increase the likelihood of an athlete achieving elite status within his/her sport." American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Bullying and bias. When children avoid school to avoid bullying, many states can lose tens of millions of dollars in lost funding, and California alone loses an estimated $276 million each year because children feel unsafe. New research from The University of Texas at Austin published in School Psychology Quarterly highlights the hidden cost to communities in states that use daily attendance numbers to calculate public school funding. University of Texas at Austin. School Psychology Quarterly
Influence on success. The ability to produce peak performance plays a decisive role in the success of athletes in competitive sport. A desire to be the best is one of the most important traits in a top athlete, but where does this desire come from - are we born with it or is it a learned characteristic? Traditionally, research on female sporting success has focused on biological and genetic differences. A new study instead looks at the motivation level of successful female footballers and whether their upbringing influences this desire to succeed. Frontiers in Psychology
Mentors and mentoring Success. A new study by social psychologist Nilanjana Dasgupta and her Ph.D. student Tara C. Dennehy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that early in college, young women in engineering majors felt more confident about their ability, a greater sense of belonging in engineering, more motivated and less anxious if they had a female, but not male, peer mentor. The authors point out that while female peer mentors had significantly more desirable effects on first-year women in engineering, "this does not mean male mentors are unimportant. We expect that female mentors' support will become less critical as women move beyond college transition, at which point male and female mentors may become equally effective." Further, "male faculty who are scientists and engineers play important roles as advisors and career sponsors," in women's careers, they note. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Building mental toughness. By the end of each academic semester, most college students struggle with a drop in attention spans and increased stress, especially student-athletes. Athletes know dedicated practice and physical training lead to excellence. Much less is known about mental training to deal with the psychological pressures of competitive athletics. One form of mental training, involving mindfulness, trains participants to focus attention on the present moment and observe one's thoughts and feelings without emotional reactivity. University of Miami. Journal of Cognitive Enhancement
Define your own success. "Life is unexpected," said Liberty Mutual Chairman and CEO David H. Long, addressing graduates. "Make the master plans, but hold them loosely and let the quiet whispers of life guide your steps." "You will need to decide for yourself what your definition of success will be, in your own mind and in your own heart," Long advised. "Define and find success on your own terms and, in pursuit of those big things, press into the small and unexpected moments with all the might you can muster." Bentley University
Staying younger! "Just because you're 40, doesn't mean you're 40 years old biologically," says exercise science professor Larry Tucke. "We all know people that seem younger than their actual age. The more physically active we are, the less biological aging takes place in our bodies." "If you want to see a real difference in slowing your biological aging, it appears that a little exercise won't cut it," Tucker said. "You have to work out regularly at high levels." To be highly active, women had to engage in 30 minutes of jogging per day (40 minutes for men), five days a week. Brigham Young University. Preventive Medicine
Success and Motivation - Work hard, play hard - A
study by Professor Lonnie Aarssen provides strong empirical support for a correlation
between a motivation to seek accomplishment and an attraction to leisure. The results
suggest three distinct groupings of individuals based on their strongest motivational
factors. Group one represented relatively apathetic types - those who displayed relatively
weak attraction to parenthood, religion, work and leisure. Group two distinguished
themselves through high attraction to both religion and parenthood with moderate
attraction to accomplishment and leisure. Group three, the highly motivated
"go-getters," were highly attracted to parenthood as well as to accomplishment
and leisure. Queen's University. The Open Psychology Journal
Doing good deeds helps socially anxious people relax
- Being busy with acts of kindness can help people who suffer from social anxiety to mingle more easily. Sufferers from social anxiety are more than just a little shy. Dealings with others might make them feel so threatened or anxious that they often actively avoid socializing. Although this protects them from angst and possible embarrassment, they lose out on the support and intimacy gained from having relationships with others. They have fewer friends, feel insecure when interacting with others, and often do not experience emotional intimacy even in close relationships.
Performing acts of kindness to the benefit of others is known to increase happiness and may lead to positive interactions and perceptions of the world at large.
Jennifer Trew of Simon Fraser University and Lynn Alden of the University of British Columbia.
Motivation and Emotion
Success Breakthroughs - Research shows that truly new, paradigm-busting ideas with long-term potential need profound knowledge in a narrow domain. Organizations that ignore that in favour of recombining what's already known will miss out on the greatest potential breakthroughs.
Recombining existing knowledge "is only one piece of the puzzle," says Sarah Kaplan, a Rotman professor of strategic management who has co-written a study paper on the subject with Keyvan Vakili, an assistant professor at the London Business School, who is a graduate of the Rotman PhD program.
"Managers are going to have to design organizations for both deep-dive research and recombination," says Prof. Kaplan.
University of Toronto Rotman School of Management. Strategic Management Journal
Mentors and Success - The success of online networking sites such as LinkedIn illustrates the popularity of building a wide-ranging contact list. Yet when it comes to raising one's profile within the workplace, female employees stand much to gain from formal, face-to-face mentoring programs.
University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business Social Forces
Your pain reliever may also be diminishing your joy
- Researchers studying a commonly used pain reliever found it has a previously unknown side effect: It blunts positive emotions.
Participants who took the pain reliever reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to those who took placebos. At this point, the researchers don't know if other pain relievers such as ibuprofen and aspirin have the same effect, although they plan on studying that question.
Ohio State University. Psychological Science
The Brain - New pathways discovered.
Scientists have made a major new discovery detailing how areas of the brain responsible for vision could potentially adapt to injury or trauma and ultimately prevent blindness.
The study sheds new light on the relationship between vision loss and brain plasticity - the extraordinary ability of the brain to modify its own structure and function as a result of change or damage.
Monash University. Current Biology
Imagination beats practice
- Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. New research shows that people who imagined a visual target before having to pick it out of a group of distracting items were faster at finding the target than those who did an actual practice run beforehand. Imagery, or visualization, is commonly used as a technique to improve performance in various sports.
"The idea that we can train our brains to work better is all the rage across society, but our research suggests that the human brain may benefit as much, or even more, from imagining performing a task, than the brain does from practicing a task over and over," says psychological scientist Geoffrey Woodman of Vanderbilt University.
The research team brought participants to the lab and had them look at a computer screen while their brain activity was recorded via EEG.
The increased efficiency brought on by imagination was also supported by the EEG data, which showed a link between imagination and a pattern of brain activity thought to be specialized for shifting visual attention.
"This study indicates that some of the success of imagery for learning in sports, music, and clinical settings is due to how well our sensory systems process inputs. So using imagery can change information processing in the brain at the earliest levels,"
Woodman concludes. Psychological Science
- Entrepreneurship is an acquired skill. The capacity to think and act in entrepreneurial terms is present in many people - unbeknown to most of them. Action-oriented entrepreneurship training sessions can unlock dormant potential and awaken entrepreneurial spirit.
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, the University of Singapore, Universities in Uganda and Tanzania.
Academy of Management Learning & Education
Sports and Game intelligence - Game intelligence is not necessarily something you are born with but something you can learn.
Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg. PLOS ONE
Goals and rewards - Whether it's being outbid at the last second in an online auction or missing the winning lottery number by one digit, we often come so close to something we can "almost taste it" only to lose out in the end. These "near wins" may actually boost our
motivation to achieve other wins, leading us to pursue totally unrelated rewards.
"Our research suggests that at least in some cases, losing has positive power. While we often think of motivation as being targeted to a specific reward or goal, these findings support the notion that motivation is like energy and reward is like direction -- once this motivational energy is activated, it leads an individual to seek out a broad range of goals and rewards," says Monica Wadhwa of
INSEAD. While it may seem like losing might put a damper on motivation, Wadhwa and co-author JeeHye Christine Kim hypothesized that losing out by only a narrow margin might have the opposite effect. A near win, they speculated, intensifies but doesn't satisfy our motivational state, and so the drive to win is extended to the next task or goal we encounter.
Interestingly, the findings indicate that a near win may actually provide a stronger motivational boost than an actual win.
Workplace interventions - A workplace intervention designed to reduce
work-family conflict gave employed parents more time with their children without reducing their work time.
"These findings may encourage changes in the structure of jobs and culture of work organizations to support families," said Kelly Davis, research assistant professor of human development and family studies.
The intervention included training supervisors to be more supportive of their employees' personal and family lives, changing the structure of work so that employees have more control of their work time, and changing the culture in the workplace so that colleagues are more supportive of each other.
The researchers argue that a healthy and satisfied employee can benefit the workplace by improving the business bottom line through more effective and efficient work.
Penn State. Work, Family and Health Network
Success via 'Serving Culture'
- When managers create a culture where employees know the boss puts employees' needs over his or her own, measureable improvements in customer satisfaction, higher job performance by employees, and lower turnover are the result.
Employees feel the most valued, and in return give back to the company and its customers when their bosses create a culture of trust, caring, cooperation, fairness and empathy.
The study suggests this is an increasingly relevant form of leadership that offers promise to the premise that if businesses lead by caring for their people, the profits will take care of themselves.
University of Illinois at Chicago. Academy of Management Journal
'Performance enhancing' drugs decrease performance
- Doping is damaging the image of sport without benefitting athletes' results. "This research looked at 26 of the most controlled and some of the most popular sports, including various track and field events like 100m sprints, hurdles, high jump, long jump and shot-put, as well as some winter sports like speed skating and ski jumping. The average best life records for 'doped' top athletes did not differ significantly from those considered not to have doped. Even assuming that not all cases of doping were discovered during this time, the practice of doping did not improve sporting results as commonly believed," says Dr Aaron Hermann.
"This research demonstrates that doping practices are not improving results and in fact, may be harming them - seemingly indicating that 'natural' human abilities would outperform the potentially doping 'enhanced' athletes - and that in some sports, doping may be highly prevalent," he says.
"In many sports, there are perceptions that an athlete needs to dope in order to remain competitive and I hope these findings will confront those ill-informed views, and help stamp out doping in sport," said Dr Hermann.
University of Adelaide School of Medical Sciences. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
Beat procrastination - Procrastination is the thief of time that derails progress. "The simplified message that we learned in these studies is if the future doesn't feel imminent, then, even if it's important, people won't start working on their goals," said Daphna Oyserman, lead researcher and co-director of the University of Southern California Dornsife Mind and Society Center.
Oyserman and co-author Neil Lewis Jr. of the University of Michigan found that study participants perceived that the future was much more imminent if they thought of their goals and deadlines in days, instead of months or years.
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World Happiness Report - The
SDSN report contains analysis from leading experts in the fields of economics, neuroscience, national statistics, and describes how measurements of subjective well-being can be used to assess national progress effectively. The report is edited by Professor John F. Helliwell, of the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research; Professor Richard Layard, Director of the Well-Being Programme at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance; and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute and of
SDSN. The report identifies the countries with the highest levels of happiness: 1. Switzerland
2. Iceland 3. Denmark 4. Norway 5. Canada
"As the science of happiness advances, we are getting to the heart of what factors define quality of life for citizens. We are encouraged that more and more governments around the world are listening and responding with policies that put well-being first," says Helliwell. "Countries with strong social and institutional capital not only support greater well-being, but are more resilient to social and economic crises."
7 Secrets to Getting on a Corporate Board
- "As corporate boards are opening themselves up to more diverse slates of director candidates, there is a window of opportunity for those seeking to get on a board," says Susan Stautberg, CEO and co-founder of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) and a co-author of the new book, Women on Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director.
"CEOs are normally limited to serving on one outside board, so companies are casting a wider net," says her co-author, Nancy Calderon, Global Lead Partner at KPMG LLP and board member of KPMG's Global Delivery Center Ltd in India.
1. Meeting what the market demands 2. Highlight your global know-how 3. Build a more "board-able" CV 4. Leverage a background outside the traditional C-suite 5. Become a visible industry leader 6. Find both mentors and sponsors 7. Start small.
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