I have some very clever friends who swear by meditation and mindfulness apps. This clearly works for them, and it seems churlish to poke fun at anything that eases the stress of working life

Mindfulness programmes have now sprouted everywhere from Google and Intel to Target and General Mills. Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewat(...)

The sooner you recognise workplace stress and work out what you can do about it – seek changes in how things are done, work fewer days, change job for instance – the better

Imagine being stressed all or most of the time at work. And imagine the toll that might take on your health, your enjoyment of life and your general w(...)

Some Trump defenders have said that the president thrives on chaos, but there is no empirical data or research that supports the notion that chaos is a productive management tool. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

For someone who promoted his management skills and campaigned as an “organisational genius”, it has been a rocky White House debut for Donald Trump, t(...)

Following a trusted authority often reduces feelings of uncertainty

Persuasion researchers know that decision-makers will often place their faith less in what is being said and more in who is saying it. For good reaso(...)