When I read Brené Brown's books, watch her videos, and witness how the people around me react to what Brené has to say, in some ways it feels like Brené has done the equivalent of introducing our modern society to the color blue.
You may not have cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration but your vision may be distorted in similar ways. And without clear vision -- and I'm not talking 20/20 -- we can't connect with each other.
Growing up in a world with an ever-increasing number of influences, fast-paced changes and technological bombardment, even without our choosing sometimes, there is a critical need for us, as parents, to stay connected with our kids.
Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.
Recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner decided to divorce - because apparently their marriage was "too much work." We frequently hear this from couples in our office, who are ready to give up on love and wonder if they can resurrect a marriage that has been sinking.
From the moment I started reading Broadcasting Happiness, I was filled with questions about the concepts and ideas Michelle was sharing. I was delighted to have the chance to ask her a few questions about new book, below. Thank you so much, Michelle, for your time!
Sure, maybe I believe in people a bit too much, but this isn't changing any time soon. And so, what if we looked at each other from love and not fear, with the courage to feel emotion with one another and to pull from our own struggles?
Because I am now paraplegic and the motorized ramp on my wheelchair van is broken and difficult to open manually, when I pull in to a gas station, many of them have placards on the pumps with phone numbers to call for those with disabilities to get assistance pumping gas.
I don't take my ability to influence others and outcomes to my actions for granted and I don't think you should either. We are influencing each other and have an impact on everything around us with our words, thoughts and actions.
Leading up to the release, much of the news coverage talked about an upcoming "climate declaration." Yes, this is a core part of the discussion, but the Pope is clearly concerned with environmental conditions overall.
Be aware of how many words you talk this week. Be aware of how many creative actions you take. Do you want to dive into the waters of creativity more often? Do you want to live in the waters of creativity?
There is one component that enables us to strengthen any type of relationship. This component represents a basic human need we all crave. But no one really anticipates you showing this component in your business relationships.