Category: Michelle Gielan

How to Stay Informed With the News Without Getting Depressed

Michelle Gielan

It was painful to watch, and I had a front row seat. From my post as an anchor at CBS News, I reported on people’s pain as they lost their jobs, homes and savings. The rapid-fire coverage of these problems could

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Creating a Better Social Media Experience

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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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How to Get Employees Excited About Meetings

Michelle Gielan

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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Having a Bad Day at Work? Focus on Solutions

Michelle Gielan

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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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Shawn Achor

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done:

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Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs

Michelle Gielan

Given that I’m a happiness researcher, you might think I’d strive to help people eliminate unhappiness in their careers. But unhappiness actually serves a crucial function, signaling the need for change, prompting us to switch companies or fields, or even just motivating

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3 Things You Think Will Make You Happier at Work (But Won’t)

Michelle Gielan

This article by Charlotte Seager was first published on The Guardian and was featured on GoodThink, Inc.’s blog.  For many of us, work’s not working out. Mundane tasks, too much to do and the nagging feeling that your job may be, well,

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How to Take Control of Any Conversation

Michelle Gielan

Your opening line makes all the difference. This article by Ashley Hamilton of OWN was first published on Huffington Post. The next time you walk into an important meeting, think carefully about your first few words. According to positive psychology

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Think You’re Too Busy to Practice Mindfulness? Think Again

Michelle Gielan

The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds

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From Stress to Happiness and Productivity – Podcast

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel

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4 Positive Communication Habits for Business Success

Michelle Gielan

This article by Deborah Mitchell was originally published on Entrepreneur. When working in broadcast news, whether as on-air talent or behind the camera as a producer, you have an incredible amount of power to determine the type of information shared with viewers.

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4 Ways to Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

Shawn Achor

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan was first published on Harvard Business Review.  Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network

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Why Leaders Must Broadcast Happiness

Michelle Gielan

Why Leaders Must Broadcast Happiness by Dr. Michael Wood was first published on FOXBusiness. As our work and personal lives continue to blend together so too has our understanding of happiness. Creating a happier life isn’t just about reading self-help books

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Add More Positivity to Your Day: 3 Simple Tips

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change. Based on new research from the field of positive psychology, she shares case studies of real

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6 Easy Ways to Create a More Positive Workplace

Michelle Gielan

This article by Locke Hughes was originally published on Greatist. Ask us how we’re doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. Although it may be unintentional,

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7 Ways to Become Influential in Business & Fuel More Success & Happiness

Michelle Gielan

This Broadcasting Happiness interview with Michelle Gielan by Kathy Caprino was originally published on Forbes. When I was in my corporate life years ago, I could see very clearly how bad news and rampant negativity could crush an organization and

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Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan on Live Happy

Michelle Gielan

March 20 was the International Day of Happiness – a time to reflect on how our emotional and social connections are more valuable to our happiness than any material goods we could buy. Live Happy produced a 24 hour live stream of interviews on the International Day of

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Michelle Gielan on 24 Hour Happiness Live Stream

Michelle Gielan

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness! It’s a time to reflect on how our emotional and social connections are more valuable to our happiness than any material goods we could buy. It’s also a day that the UN asks countries to

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Broadcasting Happiness: Fueling Success through Positive Engagement

Michelle Gielan

Watch this recorded webinar with Michelle Gielan, Founder, Institute for Applied Positive Research After spending years as a national CBS News anchor broadcasting to millions and receiving an advanced degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology, Michelle developed simple,

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How Employee Engagement Can Boost the Bottom Line

Michelle Gielan

This article by Jared Lindzon originally appeared on The Globe and Mail. If employees are an organization’s most valuable assets, then there’s nothing more valuable than a highly engaged work force. That’s because research has proven that job satisfaction can

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