Thinking About Thinking.
Last week, I attended the final of The Mind Gym's academic prize. Its aim is to "celebrate the latest thinking about thinking" and I heard the three finalists presenting research based upon:
i) the benefit of positive thought as a reliever of stress
ii) the mood-lifting benefit of putting one's best face forward
iii) the performance-optimising effect of having a secure support system.
The parallels with business are obvious, but I would just point out that it was the third study that won the prize.