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As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

You Don't Need Rose-Colored Glasses: 5 Realistic Tips to Be More Positive

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

I used to look at people like that with a mixture of admiration and annoyance. Then one day I asked myself, what are they doing that is different?

Millennial Activism -- A Look Into America's Current State

Dennis Williams II | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Dennis Williams II

What change does social network activism really evoke? There's no doubt that awareness is brought to these situations that need to be brought to light, but often that awareness substitutes action.

The Power of Perceptual Change

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Perceptual change is powerful. Knowing our roots and honoring our ancestors is a transformative way to rearrange the social fabric of our society. ...

Automatic Pilot

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have wondered why you keep doing the same things over and over again, knowing full well that what you are doing just does not work, but...

Caitlyn Jenner Embraces Her Changes... So Why Can't We?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines. And, although the transgender aspect of her "change" is clearly being addressed, her physical appearance is what seems to be garnering the most interest. It brings into focus the premium we place on what we look like.

Parenting: Change and Letting Go

Lindley Pless | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Lindley Pless

This article is longer than I had intended for it to be but I wanted to share some thoughts I've been ruminating on for the last few weeks. Once I finally sat down to start typing I realized I had more to say on this topic than I thought.

Change: Less Management, More Leadership, Better Results

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Seventy percent of all change efforts fail to achieve their desired results. John Kotter shared that statistic in 1995, and studies support that number today. Think of all the books, articles, speeches, and workshops that you have seen or attended about change since that time. Don't you think we would be better at change by now?

Volunteers as a Powerful Tool for Advocacy

Stefanie Greenberg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Stefanie Greenberg

Imagine getting invited to a big party, the excitement of getting ready, the anticipation of seeing all your friends and family. But when you walk in something feels a little weird, then your dad tells you this party is actually a wedding, in fact it's your wedding.

Leaving Your Dream: TEDx Talk

Karen Korellis Reuther | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karen Korellis Reuther

The iconic round red carpet sat before an immense fish tank setting the stage for "Changing Currents", TEDxBerkleeValencia held at the Oceanogràfic...

What Is the Most Important Thing in Life?

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

When was the last time you heard these unsolicited statements and questions directed at you? "You need to make a decision now!" "You should concentr...

In the Face of Fear, Organizational Leaders Need to Create Armies of Yes Men (and Women)!

Jayson Boyers | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Jayson Boyers

The message that employees should hear and pass along is "yes." Yes, we want to hear from you. Yes, your opinion matters. Yes, you are valued. This message should be repeated throughout the organization, not only to employees, but customers as well.

How To Stop Settling For Less Than You Deserve

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

How can we stop settling for less than what we know we deserve and give ourselves exactly what we know we really truly do deserve? Here are five steps. Get out a sheet of paper or journal to write out your answers to each of the steps below.

The Master Storyteller: How Changing Your Stories Can Change Your Future

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

How many of us tell ourselves stories? Not the bedtime kind, nor the perfect crafted happy ending kind. I'm talking about our own internal stories t...

Why Women Shave Their Legs

Alexandra Allam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Alexandra Allam

What if we decided not to follow the crowd? What if it became an option to never shave or only shave if we wanted to? What if we freed ourselves from the judgement of ourselves and others? What if it stopped being radical? What if there was no standard?

Why You Cover Your Mouth When Laughing: Cultural Editors and Divine Intervention

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When you LOL, you can be ugly. Not in the divine sense, of course, but in the current cultural sense. When you let loose, you show yourself. When yo...

Automatic Pilot

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What outdated messages are you still following? As a point of awareness, reflect on what beliefs about yourself you would like to let go of and what beliefs you would like to consciously program.

How to Deal With People Who Change Their Colors

Rajesh Setty | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Don't worry too much about whether people are opportunistic or not. It matters, but not as much as you think. What really matters is to know that only way you can open new possibilities for you is if you keep growing.

Questions of Truth

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Questions of Truth When was the last time you felt a liberating moment of truth claw its way from deep inside you, reach the surface and spring out...

How Do You Get People to Change? Incentives In Wellness Programs

James E. Porter | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
James E. Porter

Incentive programs are seen as a major aspect of most corporate wellness programs. Dr. Jon Robison, co-author of the book HOW TO BUILD A THRIVING CULTURE AT WORK says that these (extrinsic) incentive programs don't work.

Sharad in Dialogue With Novus Conference Co-Founder, Kunal Sood

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

I recently was invited by the Co-Founder of the Novus Conference, Kunal Sood to attend and play a very special role in capturing the digital stories of the keynote speakers at the first Novus Conference held in San Francisco, at the Battery.

Changing Bad to Good: How Expectations Influence Behavior

Dr. Joe Dispenza | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joe Dispenza

So if we believe a good restaurant is pricier, friendly or cleaner would we be able to tell if something wasn't quite right? What would happen if you ordered steak and the chef used a fatty piece of meat he bought at the grocery store? What if he arraigned it beautifully and the impeccably dressed waiter brought it to you on a platter? Would you be able to tell?

My 99-Year-Old Grandmother's Lessons on Change

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

She embraces that which improves her life, tolerates what is inevitable and discounts what is meaningless to her... pretty straightforward.

Skydiving Caterpillar

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

Have you been surrendering to the uncomfortable process of true transformation that looks different than normal, feels wrong based on your past experience, and yet is the way to revealing your new true self?

How Church Changed This Spiritual Woman's Life

Sarah Haykel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Sarah Haykel

Church changed my life today. Last year, I started attending service at a local Baptist church. I was hired to paint abstract paintings during the praise portion of the church's Easter Sunday Service.