Posts Tagged "relationships"

The Emotionally Intelligent Person’s Guide To Being Persuasive | Fast Company

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

You’re a pretty rational person, or so you think: You’re often good at thinking logically and keeping your feelings out of it, right?

Wrong. (Sorry!) It wasn’t long ago that people believed emotions and logic were two completely separate things, operating independently of one another. But breakthroughs in brain science have made it clear that that’s far from true. It turns out that our brains are incapable of making fully unemotional decisions. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. In fact, you can use that cognitive reality in your favor to build relationships, network, and gain influence.

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These ridiculously simple brain hacks can subtly encourage people to decide in your favor.

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Build Relationships That Last

Posted on January 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Whether you are building your business, trying to land your dream job or climbing your way up the corporate ladder, it seems like everyone tells you to network. It is the key to achieving your goals. However, people rarely tell you exactly how to network effectively and build a community that will last.


Building a community takes a lot of dedication and has its challenges. I wasn’t always the best at navigating social situations. In fact, I was and still am a bit of a geek. But, by applying my knowledge of science, I have formed stronger, longer-lasting relationships Here are three ways you can too:

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Bring your career to the next level by connecting with the right people

Why Work Relationships Affect Our Mental And Physical Health

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

If you feel closely connected to your work cronies, you’re likely the healthier for it—and this applies to both physical and mental health. A meta-analysis in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Review reports that people who feel more camaraderie with their colleagues, and more connection to the company itself, have better health and happiness and are less likely to burn out. Given all the past work on how important our social relationships are for all aspects of health, the results aren’t too surprising, but it’s nice to have this kind of confirmation from such a large study.


The new analysis looked at 58 past studies that included 19,000 people in 15 countries. The participants worked in all different fields–health, sales, the military. The participants had answered questions about their work life, and their feelings about their colleagues and companies, and various aspects of their mental and physical health.


People who identified more strongly with their colleagues at work and with their organizations had greater psychological well-being, and also better physical health.

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Having a tighter-knit work community has significant effects on our health and well-being.