The Happiness Advantage

What if you could improve your productivity by 30% without sacrificing happiness? We’ve been told that if you have a good work ethic and work really hard, you can be successful and then you will be happy. New discoveries in psychology say this formula is backwards. If you reverse the order of the formula, you …

Change is Great…. if Leaders GO First!

As leaders, we hold the key to successful change in the palm of our hand… especially if we happen to be holding a mirror. LEADING CHANGE: Over 150 years apart, two stories remind us of leadership’s unique role in making changes. CHANGE 2013 Center for Disease Control (CDC) article noted in the United States,

Bowling Alone

Democracy in America 1830 When the author of Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville, visited the United States in the 1830s, he was most impressed by America’s many, active civic organizations. The fact that Americans were joiners, Tocqueville said, was the key to the new nation’s unprecedented ability to make democracy work: “Americans of all


  “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” – William James People need to feel appreciation. Especially now, when all of us are “doing more [and even more] with less;” the yearning to feel appreciated is intense in every workplace. Pre-recession research from the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that …