A strong link between social entrepreneurship and language
The probability that an individual is a social entrepreneur increased when there was weak rule of law, weak property rights and strong corruption.
Smartphones promise satisfaction and meaning, deliver only more searching
"Smartphone attachment could be causing a breakdown in social values because of the unstructured and limitless options they provide for seeking meaning and purpose and inadvertently exacerbate feelings of despair while simultaneously promising to resolve them.”
You can teach an old dog a brand-new trick!
Mental performance, self-confidence, psychological resilience and well-being can be improved in the 50-plus generation.
Mindfulness meditation can reduce guilt, leading to less prosocial behavior
When mindfulness, or any form of meditation, forces us to disconnect from the people around us and prioritize our own feelings and thoughts, we may enter dangerous and somewhat narcissistic territory.
Finding the perfect match
There is an eternal question when hiring: “Is this person really the right fit?” Even if a candidate has the skills for the job, does their personality fit the company culture? Do their goals align with those of the organization? Employees who identify with the organization’s goals do better and remain longer. But the organization must have goals that employees can relate to.
A quick morning reflection could make you a better leader-even if you're not the boss!
Study participants who took a few moments each morning to reflect on who they wanted to be as a leader were more likely to report helping co-workers and providing strategic vision than on days they didn’t do the morning reflection. They also felt more leaderlike on those days, perceiving more power and influence in the office. The effects also extended to aspiring leaders.
HRM practices a predictor for business resilience after layoffs
Organizations that encourage participative, motivation practices will recover more quickly after layoffs than those that emphasize financial incentives.
Can't buy me love - or friendship
When people’s self-worth is contingent on money, they view their financial success as being tied to the core of who they are as a person. But much of what’s required to achieve success in the financial domain comes at the expense of spending time with family and friends.
Older entrepreneurs as successful as their younger counterparts
From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. However, the truth is that older business entrepreneurs may be just as well suited to success.
Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse
What the researchers say: “Fake news is manufactured with no respect for accuracy, and is often based on conspiracy theories,” he said. “Worryingly, research has shown that nearly 40 per cent of the British public believe at least one conspiracy theory, and even more in the US. When it comes to COVID-19, there has been a lot of speculation, misinformation and fake news circulating on the internet—about how the virus originated, what causes it and how it is spread.”
Harmful effects of ageism on older persons' health found in 45 countries
We boomers and Xgeners are getting on, and as we do the fixation with youth—in employment and many other areas—that we see all around us becomes more of a problem. We become excluded and seen as a liability rather than the irreplaceable asset that we are.
Eroding economic opportunity leads to opioid deaths
Throughout the developed world there’s an increasing sense that over the past decade people’s subjective wellbeing (SWB) has been on the decline. Research has indicated that the same is true in Europe and the US as it is in China and elsewhere in Asia. The main reasons for this, according to a mountain of research, are monetary insufficiency, a lack of supportive relationships and the loss of a sense of purpose.
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