• Manager burnout is an increasing problem

    While being a workplace manager has its upsides, there can also be deleterious effects upon one's health and wellbeing, writes Dr Bob Murray. 
  • Prejudice against women in power is greater than we think

    In a fascinating study, researchers have shown that results from conventional self-reporting surveys on gender prejudices should be regarded with a measure of skepticism. People have not been telling the researchers the truth.
  • Why you should set modest goals

    Contrary to popular belief, making incremental changes is both easier and more satisfying than maintaining the status quo, writes Dr Bob Murray.

    That fancy new car won't help you make friends

    New research indicates that status symbols like fancy cars, watches and clothing actually make us less attractive. Find out what researchers say about it.
  • The value of pride

    Pride is often seen as a negative trait, but it may not be as bad as it’s made out to be. The intensity of pride people feel in a given act or trait is governed by what others value, according to a piece of really interesting research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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    It turns out your genes dictate your achievements

    A recent study on genetic research revealed that a person’s genetics can predict the extent of their educational attainment and cognitive functions. Dr Bob Murray explains the implications of these findings.
  • What sets leaders apart?

    Latest research suggests that leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. Leadership styles, on the other hand, depend on the amount of certainty individuals need.
  • Why we should write about our failures 

    A study shows for the first time that writing critically about past setbacks leads to lower stress responses, better choices and better performance on a new stressful task.