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The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick….Perceived Unfairness at Work

March 6, 2016 by Ken Nowack

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me. Anonymous Recent studies confirm that emotional hurt and rejection, whether part of social interactions or the perception of inequitable and unjust workplace conditions can actually trigger the same neurophysiologic pathways associated with physical pain and suffering (Eisenberger, Lieberman, & Williams, 2003). In a nifty study […]




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Being Happy in the New Year (It’s Complicated!)

February 14, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“If a word in the dictionary were mispelled, how would we know?” Steven Wright We all know that negative moods are associated with poor physical health and psychological well-being1. What about positive emotions and health? In a study of 2,873 healthy British adults conducted by Dr. Andrew Steptoe, those who reported more positive emotions during […]




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The Healthy Neurotic

February 7, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent” Jerome Lawrence Happiness and optimism have long been considered a positive asset in dealing with illness or life challenge. Happy individuals tend to have more […]




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Talent Development Facts #48

January 24, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” Steven Wright Another addition of leadership and talent management “facts” from all over the world. Some intuitive and some not….what do you think? 1.  Who you marry doesn’t affect just your happiness at home – your spouse can also play a major role in […]




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Make a Habit Not to Make a Habit in the New Year

January 3, 2016 by Ken Nowack

“Do or do not… there is no try.” Yoda Are you going to make a New Years resolution in 2016? If you are like most people you will–and probably will relapse back to your old habits within 90 days. Old habits are indeed very tough to break and relapse seems greatest when we are under […]




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You Would Be Dumb Not To Exercise

December 13, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.” Mark Twain Can exercise make you smarter? Could those most fit also have the fittest brains? Now armed with newer generation brain-scanning devices such as fMRI and more sophisticated biochemistry assays, researchers are building a case that exercise can make you smarter. It seems that […]




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Emotions–Keep them In or Let Them Out?

November 29, 2015 by Ken Nowack

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.  Mark Twain Have you ever experienced leaders who seem to lose it during meetings or tense interactions with others–emotions spewing out of them like hot lava leaving an active Mount St. Helens? Or, dealing with those analytical, controlled and “closed” leaders who are always appear to be […]




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Giving Thanks….You are What You Believe

November 27, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” W.C. Fields I’d like to thank all my family and friends and repeat a Blog from a few years ago that hopefully will be inspiring during this upcoming holiday season…… You are What You Believe…. by Denise and Ken Nowack Believe that most “breaks” […]




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The Social Support Networks of Successful Men and Women

October 11, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” Oscar Wilde How much social support do men and women report? How dissatisfied are they with their sources of social support? Differences in Social Support Between Men and Women We took a look at some results from our stress and health risk assessment called […]




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Improve Productivity by Detaching and Relaxing

September 20, 2015 by Ken Nowack

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” Jim Goodwin Did you ever leave the office but never really leave the office? Well, here are a few things we know about both taking vacations and getting away from work (emotionally, cognitively and physically) based on some recent research: VACATIONS MAY BE […]




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