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Keep Up the Good Work (To Keep Up the Good Outcomes)

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I just read an outstanding study that contains a hard but crucially important lesson. The study, by Woodbridge et al. (2014), evaluated a behavior man...

Reminder: It's Actually Pretty Easy To Become A Force For Good In This World

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.15.2016 | OWN

Daniel Goleman has devoted his career to dissecting complex scientific and psychological issues, like emotional intelligence, brain activity, happines...

Positive Impact of School Counselors on Our Students

Shari Medini | Posted 04.22.2016 | Parents
Shari Medini

I am glad to be seeing a shift within the school system that values the emotional and social development of children, and therefore, values the school counselors that are there to support that development.

The Greatest Danger

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
G. Benjamin Bingham

A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.

When We Meet, We Change the World

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Ten years ago, I knew sustainability made business sense and thought it would be obvious to everyone else who delivered or hosted events as well. Who wouldn't want to save money by reducing waste while giving back to the community?

Millennials Want Jobs That Produce A Positive Impact, And That Starts With H.R.

The Atlantic | CHRISTINE BADER | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact

HR-bashing has been one of the professional world’s most popular pastimes since well before the viral 2005 Fast Company article, “Why We Hate HR,...

Now You Can Live Your Dream

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

He paused, reached over for his checkbook, and filled out one of the checks. "Here, take this. Now you can live your dream." It was enough money to buy 50 acres of some of Britain's most beautiful land.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

7 Key Behaviors of People Who Make a Positive Difference In the World

Kathy Caprino | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Researching these makers, shakers and disruptors, and working with my own clients who shape the world around them in powerful and constructive ways, I've observed seven key behaviors that set them apart -- habitual ways of behaving and approaching life and work that distinguish them from those who long to make a difference but can't or won't find the way.

It Is All About Being Happy

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hyder Zahed

I have discovered that each time I am there for someone, I feel a deep, ineffable sense of happiness. I encourage you to take at least one tiny step toward an important situation in your own life, make a change from your usual reaction to a more expressive frame of mind, about what you believe will make you the happiest.

Show Up, Speak Up, Stand Up: A 2013 Rhodes Scholar's Formula for Changing the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

A self-described "Ghanadian-American dreamer" whose parents hail from Ghana, was born in Canada, and grew up from age five in the U.S., Joy is a powerful example of what one can accomplish with a can-do attitude and enduring commitment to making the world a better place.

Criticizing (Common Criticisms of) Praise

Alfie Kohn | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Alfie Kohn

The problem isn't that kids expect praise for everything they do. The problem is with our need for control, our penchant for placing conditions on our love, and our continued reliance on the long-discredited premises of behaviorism.