Are You Working with the Right Energy Level?

A decrease in energy level from E 2 to E 1 res...

A decrease in energy level from E 2 to E 1 resulting in emission of a photon represented by the red squiggly arrow, and whose energy = h (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘”We have over 15 years of research from hundreds of thousands of individuals showing that optimizing and directing energy positively drives high performance and growth,” Welbourne said in a statement.

‘Welbourne said working above your best energy level is counterproductive because mistakes are made more frequently, and small obstacles easily become big problems. She said working at this level for too long can lead to burnout.

‘Conversely, when leaders work too far below their optimal energy level, they avoid challenges and boredom sets in easily, Welbourne said. The research found that among the leaders surveyed, this was particularly a problem for senior managers, vice presidents and CEOs.

‘Welbourne said in order improve energy and productivity business leaders need to measure and understand their own energy and that of their employees…’

How Much Difference Practice Makes
The Limits of Practice
‘Those who, like me, have failed to become proficient at something despite working at it for a long time can take heart from a new paper in the journal Psychological Science. Brooke N. Macnamara and her co-authors analyzed 88 studies of the impact of practice on people’s prowess in such areas as music, sports and professional jobs. They found that practice helped, but it wasn’t everything — it explained about 21 percent of the difference in subjects’ musical skills, 18 percent of the difference in sports and less than 1 percent of the difference in professions. So definitely leave work early today — you may not be getting any better by staying…’

Why people gave almost $50,000 just to produce potato salad
How one person raised almost $50,000 to make potato salad
The Psychology Behind Why We Give
‘Americans are now donating more than ever before. Recent studies have shown that we’re more likely to give to one person, rather than many. In fact, we’re willing to donate twice as much if it serves the needs of an individual, instead of a group. This establishes an inverse relationship between the amount of people involved and the responsibility we feel to reach out.

‘But why? There is an explanation that stems from individual involvement and personalization—the opportunity for people to actually change future trajectories and become part of how stories are shaped. This reasoning is driven by empathetic roots that run deep in our psyche:…’
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