The Sweet Spot:
How to Achieve More by Doing Less
Presenting the latest research on productivity and elite performance, Christine demonstrates a sweet paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more. Using surprising science and lively anecdotal evidence, she offers a game-changing plan for outsmarting stress and expanding the amount of time we have to get things done.
The New Adolescence:
Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction
Teens today are suffering from an epidemic of anguish that cannot be ignored. Last year, nearly one-fifth seriously considered suicide. We’ve always known that teenagers can be moody, but that is not what is going on today. Today’s teenagers and preteens are growing up in an entirely new world, and understandably, many parents are paralyzed by problems that didn’t exist less than a decade ago.
The good news is that we do understand why this generation is different and why they are suffering, and this means that we understand what we can do to reverse the scary trends in mental illness.
The Secret to Happiness:
3 Surprising, Science-based Strategies
Americans might be obsessed with the pursuit of happiness, but increasingly they aren’t finding it. The suicide rate is up 33% since 1999, for example; that’s the highest it’s been since WWII. If you are wondering what is going on — and also how to thrive in the face of these depressing trends — this talk by Dr. Christine Carter, a sociologist at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, is for you.
How to be an Anxious and Miserable Manager:
Strategies You May Already be Using
This tongue-in-cheek talk is great for skeptical audiences who may need Dr. Carter’s happiness tips, but might feel like happiness is too soft or “light” of a topic to be relevant in their busy and important lives. A popular talk for business leaders who are looking to increase productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction among their team, this speech can also be geared to a general audience.
Unleashing Your Super Power:
Simple Tweaks to Dramatically Change Your Life
Research shows that 40% of what we do every day is done out of habit. Many people think that habits are hard to create, and they can be, especially if you don’t know the basic brain mechanics behind habit formation. Here’s the good news: We understand how we can best change our habits-and therefore our lives.
Are You an Emotionally Courageous Leader? Why it Matters
What makes some managers fear failure and hide their mistakes, while others embrace their blunders as opportunities to do better the next time? New social science and brain research shows us how we can live and work from our “sweet spot” — that place of both power and ease.
Dr. Carter will transform the way you think about vulnerability, stress, adversity and busyness. In this program she shares three simple practices for facing fear with courage while fostering resilience — all rooted in the latest scientific research. She’ll discuss: