He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

Why We Need to Cultivate Awe in the Workplace

Why We Need to Cultivate Awe in the Workplace

Jul 23, 2016-- "There's a profound feeling that shifts us outside the box of the routine and familiar and opens us to something much larger than ourselves writes Homaira Kabir. We've all felt it -- the goose bumps on our arms when standing below towering Eucalyptus trees or the expansive feeling in our chests when watching the sun slowly set in the horizon. Researchers define it as the emotion of awe. Like most positive emotions, it boosts physical health and inspires altruistic action. And yet, awe is more -- because it recruits both motivations of the paradoxical human brain. It gives rise to a feeling of fear that is initiated in the more primitive parts of the brain. But it also opens us up to belonging to something much larger than the self, the most human of all needs. It is this whole brain functioning that is so essential for optimal performance, both in our personal lives and at work." Read on to discover why leaders would do well to nurture awe's daunting and exalting qualities in the workplace. (8079 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionIncorporate opportunities to experience awe into your daily routine and, if you are a leader, into the work place.



Quote Bulletin


Every man dies - not every man really lives.
William Wallace

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 244,584 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Nov 3: Anne Lamott Writes Down Every Single Thing She Knows (163,088 reads) Nov 29: Having it Out With Melancholy (8,983 reads) Nov 19: A Lesson in Letting Go From My Mother (9,604 reads) Nov 25: The Art of Cleaning (13,810 reads) Dec 4: Suiseki: The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation (8,861 reads)

More ...