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How I Enhanced My Happiness at Work

Karthik Rajan | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

When I am back home in the evening and as I pick up my two year old and hug my 6-year-old and listen to their day stories with same high energy level as I left home, I get reminded of the thought provoking question that started it all. I would like to thank my mom for steering me towards what matters and for practicing her best advice on giving.

Live the Story You Want to Read (And Why You Need a Life Plan)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Perhaps you won't even write much down. That's OK. But I guarantee that you'll be full of thought throughout your day. In fact, the harder these questions are to think about, the more likely it is that you need this in your life.

The Top 7 Books Every CEO Must Read

Mike Harden | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Mike Harden

Narrowing it down to a select few is no easy task. However, regardless of the number, I do have a library of required reading for CEOs. Here are my top seven must read books for CEOs.

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hate Mother's Day!

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When they wake you with a tray of pancakes and handmade cards this year, thank them and tell them how much you appreciate them. But also use the moment to usher in a new year of family consciousness in which everyone -- not just you -- is responsible for getting through the day.

Christoph Lueneburger Tells How to Have a 'Culture of Purpose'

Scott Goodson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Scott Goodson

There are challenges that modern leaders cannot achieve without a culture of purpose. Building one will help attract the best minds and talent who are looking for meaning not simply employment.

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it.

Building Their Future: Higher Education's Best Work

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

We may not be able to predict the future, but we can help our students prepare. And we can make some pretty sound conclusions about things to come.

Teachers, Like the Rest of Us, Must Be Salesmen Now

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Teachers will have increasingly challenging jobs, as the 21st century labor market demands different abilities from different individuals -- as well as flexibility and adaptation over the course of an individual's career.

How to Stop Stealing a Kid's Ambition (Part 1)

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

When a child gets to swing at a ball until he hits it (there are no strike outs), when coaches decide not to keep score (there are no losers), and when everyone gets the same award in the end (we are all equal), it can begin to de-motivate kids.

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Success With a Writing Major

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

The list of majors with the lowest unemployment figures might be completely different four years from now. What's a college student, specifically one who wants to pursue a non-technical field, to do?

"Appreciate" Teachers, "Idolize" Celebrities. Hmm...

Rae Pica | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Rae Pica

Teacher Appreciation Week is a good start, but why do teachers get a week while entertainers get our praise, tweets, fan mail and attention 24/7/365? Why do entertainers get red carpets, limousines, Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys, while teachers get apples, cards, plaques, and mugs?

How Helpfulness Wins Hearts and Sales

Kare Anderson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Taxi Mike, Geek Squad and Vanderbilt University Medical Center take the same successful approach to stand out from their competition, and you can too.

To Sell Is Human (Whether You Like It or Not)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

What springs to mind when you hear the word salesman? If you're like most, you probably think pushy, aggressive, and sleazy.

Becoming a Problem Finder

Anne Zink | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Anne Zink

Do you consider yourself a problem solver? If you are in sales, chances are you pride yourself on solving problems for your customers. You may even feel your ability to solve your customers' problems is your competitive differentiator.

Daniel Pink on the New Art of Selling

Dorie Clark | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Dorie Clark

"My 77 year-old mother can go into the dealer clutching the invoice price of the car. Information parity has changed the game, and buyers now have multiple choices and a means to talk back."

When Pay Does Not Motivate -- How to Groom Great Employees

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

There is no better motivator than appreciation. Often, by simply showing your appreciation for someone's hard work, drive, enthusiasm or work ethic, your acknowledgment encourages more of the positive behavior you are seeking.

WATCH: What Is The Soul? 13 Definitions To Consider

OWN | Posted 03.27.2014 | OWN

In this clip from the special "Soul-to-Soul" episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah asks today's top spiritual experts to define the soul. Oprah: W...

5 Tips for Becoming Fearless After 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How can we ignore the noise from the media about how "younger is better" and stay on course? How can we stop fearing (and fighting) the aging process and learn to embrace it?

Pursue Passion: Demand Google 20% Time at School

Katherine von Jan | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
Katherine von Jan

Rather than scripting our K-12 experience, and expecting miracles when we get to college that we'll suddenly have clarity about our interests, we have to start asking students what turns them on earlier.

The Future Of Education.. 100 Years Ago

Daniel Pink | Daniel Pink | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

The intrepid Maria Popova -- BTW, if you're not subscribing to her newsletter or following her on Twitter, you should -- points to a really interestin...

Afraid Of Aging? 5 Ways To Fight The Fear

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

It isn't always easy getting older. But this is not the time to simply give up, give in and hide away in fear. On the contrary, this is probably the most important time for you to rise up and stare those fears down.

Bestselling Author Speaks Out About America's 'Comply or Defy' School System

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shawna Vercher

Though the New York Times bestseller is catalogued in the Business genre, the Motivational 3.0 theories he outlines in Drive could play a key role in reforming education.

Seeing God As The Ultimate Center Of Creativity

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

Creativity is one of the characteristics of the universe. The evolution of the cosmos is characterized by a movement toward life, toward diversity, and toward consciousness.

How the Unskilled Will Inherit the Economy

Alicia Morga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alicia Morga

In the labor market most make the distinction between skilled and unskilled workers. But these terms take on different meanings in the technology job market. What is skilled?

Creating Purpose

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

A word that comes to mind in the New Year is purpose. Many people no longer make New Year's resolutions because they know that resolutions often fall ...