News for Mental Health in the Workplace

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Workplace

From now until spring, seasonal affective disorder (SAD, a type of major depression that occurs this time of the year) may affect more employees who live in northern areas of the country. Symptoms can include sadness, changes in appetite or weight, sleep problems,...

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We’re working ourselves to death—literally…

Photo by Jo Jakeman ...and spending billions of dollars staving off poor health in the meantime. In a working study submitted to Management Science, researchers from Harvard and Stanford—Joel Goh, Jeffrey Pfeffer, and Stefanos Zenios—looked at 10 common workplace...

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The NLRB sends a clear message to employers

 — think twice before striking back at employee social media comments By Steven M. Richard, Todd R. Shinaman and Joseph A. Carello Social media has rapidly transformed the nature and scope of employee commentary about the workplace. With one click, employees’...

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  Photo Courtesy of Eric Peacock by Jodi Jacobson Frey Summary: Work organizations now realize they can help identify depression, a leading risk factor for suicide and the leading cause of lost work productivity. The American Association of Suicidology said it best...

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7 Ways to Motivate Yourself

Motivating others is all we hear about. What about motivating ourselves? I want to share my 7 favorite ways to motivate ourselves for success. Ask yourself why. After you set your goals, this question will keep you going.... and going.... and going. Visualize...

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How to Accept Backhanded Compliments

Dear Crucial Skills, I have a colleague who deals me backhanded compliments about my job performance as the proofreader for the firm. For example, she repeatedly congratulates me on catching errors and then says, “It’s nice to hear those things when you never hear it...

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Leadership: Do you have it?

By Craig J. Davidson, CEBS February 1, 2012 What is the difference between a manager and a leader? According to Warren Bennis, founder of the Leadership Institute at the University of Southern California, "Managers do things right, but leaders do the right thing." A...

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