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Could You Be Happier In Just 11 Minutes? The Strengths Challenge
By Michelle McQuaid  
February 4, 2016 – 8:09 am | One Comment
 

I discovered that developing my strengths didn’t need to take more than 11 minutes each day.

If you’d some help developing your strengths habit, then join us for the next free global Strengths Challenge running from February 8 until February 12 2016. You’ll be guided step-by-step through creating your own 11-minute habit and be given free resources and access to online coaches to help you really put your strengths to work.

Originals (Book Review)
By Lisa Sansom  
February 2, 2016 – 9:18 am | 6 Comments
 

At first, I was really enthusiastic about reviewing Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, but then I figured that to write a really good review, it should be, well, original!

So I procrastinated, because apparently that can make you more original and creative, and then I thought..

We Don’t Need More Empathy in Leadership
By Daphne Scott  
January 27, 2016 – 1:41 pm | 5 Comments
Empathy

The latest buzz in leadership is all about empathy, with many calling for more of it in our leadership style. The theory goes that if leaders were more empathetic, we wouldn’t have situations like the no-holds-barred culture that Kantor and Streitfeld described at Amazon. But is a lack of empathy really the problem?

Why I’m Grateful for My Fear
By Homaira Kabir  
January 21, 2016 – 1:40 pm | 5 Comments
Wrapped in a blanket

The experience taught me a lesson about fear. It’s not just the dark and wicked emotion that we all wish would be gone because it seems excessive compared to its survival value in the relative safety of the 21st century. Like all emotions, it has an upside, for it possesses a certain goal orientation that urges us to act. When we move beyond our own selfish worlds, fear can give rise to moral emotions such as pro-social anger.

Happiness from Within and Without
By Jeremy McCarthy  
January 19, 2016 – 11:28 am | 2 Comments
Inside AND outside

These researchers ask, “Whose responsibility is happiness?” It does not rest solely on the individual, and it does not emerge solely from the conditions of society. The researchers suggest co-responsibility as the answer: “The idea that happiness emerges as a collective and cooperative endeavor that requires both favorable life conditions and individual effort.”

Try a New Year Routine, Part 2: Habits, Practices, and Rituals
By Jan Stanley  
January 15, 2016 – 2:05 pm | 3 Comments
To the cooks!

We can leverage the power of routines by personalizing them to meet our needs and to match our goals. Using a design thinking mindset, three elements to consider when crafting a routine are habits, practices, and rituals.

Instead of a Resolution, Try a New Year Routine (Part 1)
By Jan Stanley  
January 4, 2016 – 5:39 pm | 4 Comments
A round clock face

A new year is here! With the turn of the calendar page comes a fresh start and a new hope for achieving our dreams. Yet each year only about eight percent of us successfully follow through with our New Year’s resolutions. With the odds apparently stacked against us, why not change it up? This year, instead of a resolution, try a New Year’s routine.

Ideas for the 2016 New Year (Part 2)
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
December 29, 2015 – 11:39 am | 3 Comments
In the face of hardship

For several years, we’ve ended one year or started the next year by inviting our authors to make a suggestion to people looking forward to the year ahead. This is part 2 of this year’s suggestions, just in time for the new year.

Ideas for the 2016 New Year (Part 1)
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
December 29, 2015 – 11:37 am | 2 Comments
So much more

For several years, we’ve ended one year or started the next year by inviting our authors to make a suggestion to people looking forward to the year ahead. This year’s suggestions come in two parts. Come back on New Year’s Eve for the second installment.

Being Human, A Love Letter (Book Review)
By David J. Pollay  
December 19, 2015 – 10:30 am | 8 Comments
Book Cover

Where do you find the inspiration to live a fulfilling life and the courage to navigate heartache and disappointment? One place I turn to is the writing of poet, lawyer, and positive psychology expert, John Sean Doyle.

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