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Is Happiness the Key to Success?

Shawn Achor has dedicated his life to studying the relationship between happiness and success. A New York Times best-selling author and speaker whose TED talk has been viewed nearly 14 million times, he has helped thousands of individuals and organizations around the world find

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5 Essential Lessons My Clients Taught Me in 2016

In addition to providing a welcome opportunity to eat and drink with wild abandon, the holidays are a great time to reflect on our year. Personally, 2016 required me to get out of my comfort zone. I temporarily scaled back

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Find your passion by taking this test

Be you, be yourself, be authentic. Have you heard this before? We’re always telling our friends and our kids to follow their hearts. Chase your dreams! Do what you love! Just love what you’re doing and the money will follow!

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5 Tips for Developing a New Speaking Program in 2017

No matter how much we all might try to avoid it or embrace it – it’s that time of year again when we can’t help but contemplate what we want to do differently in the new year.  Will 2017 be

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Do you have street smarts in business?

“When you hear the term street smarts, it likely conjures notions of someone immune to being fooled or hustled. But what about street smarts in business? Could the same practical intelligence qualified as street smarts make someone a better manager

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Creating a Better Social Media Experience

Every second, your brain receives 11 million bits of information. That’s right. 11 million bits. Every. Second. And you know how much your brain ends up processing? Just 40-50 bits of information per second.[1] Those 40-50 bits that we choose to focus

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KidsWifi Combines Positive Psychology and Technology to Help Parents Raise Safer and Happier Kids

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled to 50 countries researching happiness. During this time I have worked with nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies, did a two hour interview with Oprah in her backyard, and been invited by

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How the World Sees You: Podcast with Sally Hogshead

David Burkus interviews Sally Hogshead on Radio Free LEADER. Listen to the podcast on davidburkus.com Sally Hogshead is an American author, professional speaker, chief executive officer of Fascinate, Inc. and a former advertising executive. She is the author of Fascinate and

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5 Ways Managers Can Banish Employee Entitlement

Recently, I served as the token millennial on a panel discussing “The Next Generation of Talent.” I love researching and speaking about this topic because it always gets everyone lathered up. Millennials feel patronized, Gen Xers feel overlooked, and baby

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3 Happiness Hacks to Savor the Holiday Season

Use technology to get more out of life, not distract you from it. Buy the groceries! Prep the turkey! Set the table! In the midst of the scurry to get ready for Thanksgiving, sometimes it can be difficult to just

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How to Get Employees Excited About Meetings

How many times have you found yourself leaving a meeting feeling overwhelmed and more stressed than before you went in? Or how often have you led a meeting and felt like the same issues were rehashed, and it was a

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The Right Kind of Stress Can Bond Your Team Together

Last fall, I did a documentary with HBO, directed by Peter Berg and produced by Michael Strahan, called State of Play: Happiness. In the film, we explored how to create a positive culture in organizations where the culture or conditions make it difficult to

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Achieving Digital Maturity: The Transformative Characteristics of Digitally Mature Organizations

If you’ve heard me speak, you’ve heard me say the term “digital transformation.” It’s more than a buzzword; it’s the historic period we are currently experiencing. Digital transformation is creating a revolution in business, industry, and daily life. We are

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Fast Casual Summit: Why being different is better for your brand

This article by Shelly Whitehead was first published on Fast Casual on Oct. 11, 2016. Be different. It’s not something you hear a lot. In fact, most of us are taught from a very young age that it’s better to tone

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It’s No Joke! Humor Positively Impacts Performance

It seems like every day, a new workplace study finds that suppressing employee individuality is counterproductive. Organizations that encourage their employees’ humor and eccentricities do better than their competitors. Is this because people are more relaxed and comfortable working somewhere

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3 Enemies of Focus in the Workplace and How to Defeat Them

Between the distractions all around and our own shriveled attention spans, it is remarkable we get anything done. Aristotle once said, “The end of labor is to gain leisure.” Yet most busy leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals have – at best — ambivalent feelings

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Back to the Future…of Happiness

Recently, my husband and I decided to show our three daughters (ages 9, 6, and 3) the classic movie Back to the Future. Of course, my kids were immediately enthralled, but my youngest had a few key questions like, Mommy,

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Having a Bad Day at Work? Focus on Solutions

This article by Jenny Che was first published on The Huffington Post. Michelle Gielan is a big fan of positive thinking. A former journalist for CBS News, Gielan believes that focusing on good news goes much further than harping on

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Why Working More Is Making You Less Productive

Your downtime is more precious than you think. You could be much more efficient, productive and happy if you changed the way you view the hours in your day. Many of the business leaders and Harvard students I work with

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How NOT Unplugging from Technology Saved a Vacation

This article by Sara Tsoodle was originally published at Future Point of View, Scott Klososky’s consulting firm. Having just experienced one of the more disappointing vacations in my adult life, I must ponder how technology rescued my week in certain respects. My

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