Culture and Leadership | Growth Mindset | Hybrid Work | Leadership | Performance

Your Brain on Laughter: How to Get Office Humor Right

By Lisa Holton

We all could use more laughs at work these days. But ensuring humor connects colleagues is tricky. Here’s how to joke effectively.

January 18th, 2022

Culture and Leadership | Growth Mindset | Hybrid Work | Leadership | Performance

Latest from the Lab: Getting Autonomy Right

By Ryan Curl, Ph.D

There are many benefits to giving workers more autonomy. But you must plan carefully, or things can backfire.

January 14th, 2022

Culture and Leadership | Growth Mindset

On-The-Job-Training—Problems and Solutions

By Joy VerPlanck, D.E.T.

There are four components that create optimal conditions for learning complex tasks in high stakes occupations: a growth mindset, a safe environment, the will, and the way.

January 5th, 2022

Culture and Leadership

How to Stay Focused When the Finish Line Keeps Moving

By Lisa Holton

As a society that thrives on completion, we often feel that as the finish line approaches, we become more desperate to get there. Research shows that thinking that way can undermine good habit formation. NLI's Emma Sarro unpacks how we can make sense of this conundrum.

December 2nd, 2021

Cognitive Capacity | Culture and Leadership

Five Ways to Deal with ‘Cog Fog’

By Sherilyn George-Clinton, Emma Sarro, Ph.D.

If you think your brain has become more foggy in the past year, you're not alone. Research shows the pandemic has given us all a bit more cog fog. Here's how to conquer it.

November 17th, 2021

Culture and Leadership | Hybrid | Remote Work

Zoom Fatigue Is Real. But There Are Upsides to Platforms, Too.

By Ted Bauer

Much is made about "Zoom fatigue" and the loss of innovation in a platform-centric workplace. But before we accept these narratives as fact, let's examine some of the upsides—and how best to leverage them.

November 5th, 2021

Culture and Leadership | State of Discontent

The State of Discontent: A Look at Who’s Quitting and Why


People want–and expect– more from their relationship with work, whether it’s purpose, autonomy or status. As we navigate this new era of hybrid work, and […]

October 18th, 2021