Thalma E. Lobel is an internationally recognized psychologist and expert on human behavior. A former chair at the School of Psychological Sciences at Tel Aviv University and director of the Adler Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy, she has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at Tufts University, the University of California at San Diego, and New York University. Her previous book, Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence, was published in 15 countries. Her new book is Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work—and How to Create a Happier Office (BenBella Books; July 2020).
"Whatever Works" -
The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work―and How to Create a Happier Office
Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in our Success at Work—and How to Create a Happier Office is the much anticipate book of psychology professor and bestselling author Thalma Lobel, providing all of us a much needed boost to our productive endeavors especially during these uncertain times. Whatever Works explores groundbreaking psychological research on job performance, satisfaction, creativity and wellbeing and happiness. Beyond salary, title, and corporate culture, the book sheds light on the hidden factors-often unrecognized, that are there all along, virtually under our nose, but we are less aware of them, or we might have only given a passing acknowledgement to their effect without digging down. Yet they influence our performance, satisfaction, and happiness. -. It provides takeaways, based on novel experiments and on-the-job experience, that are very easy to adopt and help us succeed at work,, in interviews and in negotiations. The book is already receiving rave reviews and is considered “a hallmark of the most effective books” (Hollywood Digest),establishingLobel “as one of the best authors in the area (.”(Mobyorkcity.com)...
Author of Emotional First Aid
“In Whatever Works, psychologist Thalma Lobel shares the surprising and unexpected ways small tweaks can have a big impact on our performance and success at work as well as our general job satisfaction. From mind hacks for increasing concentration to tricks for boosting creativity, there is a lot here for employers and employees alike. The great watercooler talking points alone are worth their weight in office cred. Fun, practical, and important!”—Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid and three-time TED Talk speaker
Her academic credentials and considerable experience with the subject matter never warps her personality. She comes off every bit as human as her readers and exudes a genuine aura of investment in people making the most of her methods and prescriptions. It’s a hallmark of the most effective books of this type... read more
Whatever Works: The Small Cues that Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work – and How to Create a Happier Office is a significant new book on a time-tested theme – one gaining additional layers of significance when considering the technological changes sweeping over the workplace over the last three decades and other unforeseen phenomena such as the COVID-19 pandemic. It is Thalma Lobel’s second book.. read more
Radio shows and Podcasts
(The CVBT Audio Interview Podcast)
Thalma Lobel, one of the world's leading experts on human behavior, explores groundbreaking psychological research on job performance, satisfaction, and creativity. Lobel goes beyond obvious considerations like salary, title, and company culture to shed light on the hidden factors-often unrecognized, counterintuitive, or invisible-that have profound effects on how well we can do our jobs and how happy we are at work.
Kathryn interviews Psychologist Thalma Lobel PhD, author of “Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work?and How to Create a Happier Office.” She presents simple practices to optimize both where and how you work.
(The Shaun Tabatt Show)
Did you know that just doodling in a certain way can increase your creativity? That looking at something green for forty seconds will improve your attention? That the mere presence of a smartphone on your desk can lessen your performance, even if it's turned off? These are the invisible factors that nudge our behavior on a daily basis, and combined, have a real and significant bearing on our success-or failure-at work and home...
Professor Lobel is a sought after speaker who regularly keynotes fascinating events in top research institutions and the corporate world all over the world. She has led workshops in banks, design firms, high tech companies and marketing conferences. She has been a repeat speaker at the world renowned City of Idea (CDI) held in Mexico with Noble prize winners, Oskar Nominees and best seller writers.