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Americans Still Unhappy at Work: 5 Leadership Gurus Chime in to Save Us

Mark C. Crowley | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Mark C. Crowley

I reached out to five of the world's most respected leadership gurus and asked them where they would start if they were seeking to build and sustain an exceptionally loyal, committed and productive team.

The Benefits of Using Your Strengths at Work

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Susan Peppercorn

As the field of positive psychology has focused more on looking at what works instead of what doesn't, increased attention is being paid to the benefits of strengths identification and development.

3 Ways to Feel Happier

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Generosity fosters gratitude by orienting our minds and hearts outside of ourselves. It turns our attention away from the that inner voice of criticism -- that voice that says we are not enough.

Beyond IQ and EQ, How Are Human Networks Connected?

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.

Go From Surviving to Thriving With My New Online Course on Oprah.com

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

In the year since Thrive was published, I've been thrilled to meet people all over the world who are longing for change. People are rejecting the myth that burnout has to be the price we must pay for success. But again and again, I was asked, "It's hard to change old habits -- how do I go from understanding what I need to do in order to thrive to actually doing it?" That's why I'm so excited that I've partnered with the great team at Oprah.com to launch a six-week course on Thrive -- a bridge from knowing what we need to do in order to thrive to actually doing it and thriving!

Women -- Stop 'Leaning' and Start Leading

Valerie Alexander | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Valerie Alexander

Demanding that the metrics be changed for us and our contributions recognized is not necessary once we start contributing the way men do -- confidently, taking ownership, without apology, and without concern for whether everyone else feels included.

How Helpfulness Drives Employee Engagement

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

Most leaders are aware of the link between employee engagement and business results. We've seen studies like Aon Hewitt's 2013 Trends in Global Employee Engagement, which showed that a 5% increase in engagement is linked to a 3% increase in revenues.

Giving Without Getting Crushed

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

It's been a long time since I thought of give and take as an equation and balance. Just yesterday, I was reminded of how you can be taken advantage of when you are a "giver."

How One Showrunner Stopped Mansplaining

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2015 | Entertainment

Speaking at Davos this week, Wharton professor and author Adam Grant relayed one anecdote about how Glen Mazzara, executive producer of "The Shield" a...

This Is What It Means To Work A Meaningless Job

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business

Adam Grant, a professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, joined HuffPost Live at Davos on Wednesday to discuss the meaningfuln...

How to Become a Successful Giver

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

One week ago, Adam Grant was the featured speaker for H'University, a social impact initiative by Harry's where University students are able to hear from different influencers from different industries and backgrounds.

20 Qualities of the Generous Leader

Barbara Bonner | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Barbara Bonner

The subject of generosity in business is often dismissed as impractical, pie in the sky, impossibly idealistic. I argue quite the opposite. Generosity is most certainly a virtue. But it also makes life better, makes people happier, enhances outcomes and inspires.

Emotional Intelligence: Cult or Competitive Advantage?

Sara Canaday | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Behavioral intelligence, social fluency, the ability to apply emotional intelligence -- these are the teachable skills that can launch people into greater professional and personal success.

How Giving Back Can Lead To Greater Personal Success

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

As we strive to achieve our various goals in life, we encounter countless opportunities to help others succeed simultaneously. And according to Adam G...

Become More Highly-Valued

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.26.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

For some of us asking is hard, but giving feels natural. Yet a healthy relationship, over time, is where both feel strengthened by the mutual support they experience together.

The 3 Things Every College Graduate Should Know

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

As many people exchange their well-worn student IDs for brand new alumni discount cards, they are being bombarded with information -- from credit card offers, to (hopefully) job offers, to advice from authority figures -- irrespective of their actual authority or right to dispense worldly wisdom.

Raising a Racist Child? An Open Letter to Adam Grant

Jake Dockter | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jake Dockter

Dear Mr. Grant, I am a new father and am just as hopeful to raise a good and moral child as your readers. I find it hard to swallow J. Phillipe Rushton as an expert on morality when he is on record saying some pretty nasty things that undermine your essays thesis.

Will Praising Character Help Us Raise Moral Children?

Marjorie Rhodes, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Marjorie Rhodes, Ph.D.

In recommending character-praise, Grant overlooks a key piece of the previous literature --the form of praise matters most when children make mistakes or encounter setbacks.

Are You A Giver, Taker Or Matcher? How It Could Affect Your Success

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

According to Adam Grant, author of "Give and Take" and a professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, there are three kinds of p...

'Give, Give, Give' Says Adam Grant

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Adam Grant is a Wharton Business School Professor who sounds just like my mother: They both tell me it is better to give than to receive. The only difference is that Adam wrote a New York Times bestseller, Give and Take, to make his point.

Creating Generous Cultures in Our Nonprofit Organizations

Barbara Bonner | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bonner

An organization that honors generosity is clear in its mission and encourages bold implementation. Because the stakes are high and our resources are limited, we are all too often afraid of boldness.

Make 2014 Truly Awesome! Give More than You Receive

Matt Tenney | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

If you were to do a study, who do you suppose would finish at the bottom of the success ladder, people who give a lot or people who take a lot? If ...

These 14 People Found The Secret To Improving Their Lives -- And The World

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire & Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Some of the most inspiring stories and lessons of 2013 come from ordinary people who decided to devote their lives to giving back. As part of Huff...

Generosity Is the New Currency

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

Studies show that being generous with one's time, for example through volunteering, can lengthen your life, lower blood pressure, help manage pain and boost overall feelings of well-being.

This Student's Tireless Passion For Giving Back Will Inspire You Today

Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

As a high school student on Long Island, Guy Viner was highly accomplished, the kind of kid everyone could see was headed for a certain kind of succes...