5 Reads: Be Selfish, Eliminate Regret, Psychology of Email and More

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Happy Monday! Here are 5 great reads on the things managers do that make good employees quit, the importance of friends at work, being selfish, eliminating regret and the psychology of email. Enjoy!

9 Things Managers Do That Make Good Employees Quit

By Travis BradberryEntrepreneur

Key quote: “Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager’s part.” Read the rest here.

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

By Raad AhmedMedium

Key quote: “So the question is not how skilled of an entrepreneur, artist, or writer you are, but can you keep it steady and focus only on what you can change, no matter how much external events may fluctuate?” Read the rest here.

4 Reasons Why Being Selfish is Good for You

By Stephanie VozzaFast Company

Key quote: “Our theory of human development is based on a model that you’re either selfish or you’re community oriented. The truth is that you need to be both. It’s not an either-or.” Read the rest here.

Friends at Work? Not So Much

By Adam GrantThe New York Times

Key quote: “BUT we may be underestimating the impact of workplace friendships on our happiness — and our effectiveness. Jobs are more satisfying when they provide opportunities to form friendships. Research shows that groups of friends outperform groups of acquaintances in both decision making and effort tasks.” Read the rest here.

The Psychology of Checking Your Email

By Neil PatelHubspot

Key quote: “Email is a monster. Each of us has our ways of whimpering and giving in to the monster, or rising to slay it with technological indignation. But whatever the case, email is what it is. And it’s here to stay.” Read the rest here.


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