What detoxifies a negative work environment?

In the office, vulnerability is the opposite of weakness.

  • Trust is necessary for a healthy and efficient work environment.
  • This trust emerges when not only do we feel safe within our company, but that our leaders genuinely care about us.
  • Establishing these relationships requires vulnerability and honesty from both leaders and their employees.
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Self-liberation and the watershed moment of coming out

Sally Susman explains how to use truth-telling moments to your future benefit.

  • The biggest decision of Pfizer executive Sally Susman's life was to come out as gay in 1984, when society was not as accepting as it is now.
  • She was told she would never have a spouse, a career, or children; those were the fears told to her by the people who loved her most.
  • Defying that prediction became her personal north star, and 31 years later she has done it. Susman used that truth-telling moment of coming out as a way to focus her ambitions and plant the seeds for her future.



So grateful for my ex: Men hold more positive views of former partners than women do

Many people often continue to harbour positive feelings towards their exes long after the relationship is over.

Break-ups are always hard, with love and companionship giving way to feelings of resentment and the souring of once treasured memories.

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The smart move: We learn more by trusting than by not trusting

Yet interpersonal trust is at its lowest point in 50 years.

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We all know people who have suffered by trusting too much: scammed customers, jilted lovers, shunned friends. Indeed, most of us have been burned by misplaced trust.

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Men and women speak different languages, shows study

New research finds how power dynamics shape the speech of men and women.

  • A new psychology study finds differences in speech patterns between men and women.
  • Men tend to use more abstract language, while women focus more on the details.
  • This tendency is due to power dynamics that can be changed, concluded the researchers.
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