[Properly set] goals have been shown to increase performance on well over 100 different tasks involving more than 40,000 participants in at least eight countries working in laboratory, simulation, and field settings. The dependent variables have included quantity, quality, time spent, costs, job behavior measures, and more. The time spans have ranged from 1 minute […]

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This is a response to this guest post, written last week by Ciara Conlon. There are many different ways to get the feeling of happiness. Some are better than others – the happiness that comes from friendship is more durable than the happiness that comes from power. Is the same true of gratitude? There are […]

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This is a guest post from Ciara Conlon, one of Ireland’s best productivity and well-being bloggers. What are you grateful for today? How often do you stop to give thanks for all the gifts you have been given? Recently I met a friend for coffee who described to me the changes she’d been experiencing in […]

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