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How to Use Joy as a Management Tool

July 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

We all know fear has a solid evolutionary purpose. It has kept our species alive for many years. Fear is useful. Fear can be a great ally. In the past we would feel fear while on a hunt or defending our family from a tiger. This fear would be episodic. The threat of tiger attacks has gone way down in the past 10,000 years. Today our fear is not episodic, it’s ever-present. We no longer suffer from bursts of fear. Instead we suffer from the effects of chronic fear—aka chronic stress. The Unused Secret Weapon Joy, on the other hand, has no evolutionary purpose. Yet it can be very helpful. New research shows that joy and amusement and contentment can […]

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