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10 Benefits for Turning Your Values into Standards

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Why Your Values Are Not Enough

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda

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Finding Other, Slower, Measures of Success

Michelle Chahine | Posted 01.07.2015 | Books
Michelle Chahine

It wasn't creative self-doubt. It was personal. What was I doing with my time? How could I measure what I had accomplished? I didn't have any of the traditional ways to judge myself and my work. By all the societal standards of success today, I had failed -- or at least, I hadn't yet succeeded.

4 Words of Kindness to Teach Gratitude to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I described five messages that parents can send to their children to instill the value and practice of gratitude. In this post, I'l...

What Do You Stand For?

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

Thomas Jefferson wrote this recommendation of Meriwether Lewis on his qualifications for what was to become the Lewis & Clark expedition: "Of courage...

Values: Know What You Stand For

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

There is perhaps no greater defining characteristic of a person than their values. Their values drive everything else: goals, priorities, success and everything in between.

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

What The World Needs Now Is More Childishness

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.17.2014 | Good News
Christopher Phillips

We should shun adultishness and embrace not so much our inner child but our inborn childishness. Mounting if not incontrovertible evidence shows that we begin our lives with a moral and intellectual and creative bang.

#8 Beliefs that Make Liberal America Weak: Barriers to the Source of Moral and Spiritual Passions

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Why does that the line from Yeats apply to America in our times? "The best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are filled with a passionate intensity."

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

Political Values Are Dividing Us Over Basic Facts, Not Just Policy Choices

Justin Reedy | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Justin Reedy

If people are seemingly able to develop false factual beliefs without any help from ideologically driven media messages, and if efforts like news media fact-checking are failing to correct shoddy facts, then what hope do we have for a vibrant, meaningful public debate?

Acts of Compassion Speak Louder than Words to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Developing the capacity for compassion and sharing is a huge challenge for young children. Because they are still in an egocentric stage of developm...

Saving the World, DIY-Style

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up in the long run -- to the entire planet in maybe 20 years. I'm also very committed to helping people from the bottom up, to give people a break that rarely get one, and to help give a voice to the voiceless.

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

Bob Rosen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Bob Rosen

Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.

Third Global Forum on Business as an Agent for World Benefit

Michele Hunt | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Michele Hunt

This vision has taken root and is blossoming into a movement that has the potential to lift us all.

How Startups Can Apply Design to Create Superior Customer Experiences

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Paul Hagen For a startup to succeed it must do more than simply develop a clever product or evolve features that mimic an incumbents...

Increase Confidence by Embracing Your Strengths

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Your assignment is to identify your top five strengths. Next you will utilize two of your strengths in ways you have not done before daily for a two-week period. And, imagine the benefits they would enjoy if they utilized these strengths.

A Plea for Taking Advertising Seriously

William M. O'Barr | Posted 11.12.2014 | Media
William M. O'Barr

If had a dime for every time I've heard someone say, "Oh, I don't pay any attention to ads. I don't let them affect me," I'd be very rich indeed. Truth be told, ads do affect us -- and often in ways that we never even stop to think about.

United We Stand Requires Actions, Not Just Words

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

Flag waving is not patriotism. Questioning and demanding that we live up to our values -- that is patriotism. And that is what we must do.

More vs Enough -- Time to Re-Set Our Cultural Values

Rob Kall | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Rob Kall

This article explores what I think has become just about a mental illness -- the desire for "more" and the corollary "bigger." This is a disorder that...

Re-thinking Family Values

Sarah Key | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Sarah Key

Families like mine are the new reality in America. While pundits and politicians have used "family values" as an artificial dividing line in our nation, the kind of family they imagine is obsolete.

The Dignity and Value of Work and Family

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Debra L. Ness

My grandparents instilled in me the value of hard work. They had a vision of a country and world where people have equal opportunity and everyone can contribute and have a good life.

The Contagious Disease of Happiness

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.

They Way They Worked: A Celebration of Grandparents and Their Hard Work

Sarita Gupta | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News
Sarita Gupta

Since we're about to celebrate these holidays in the same week, I wanted to take a look back at the jobs my grandparents held over the years and what their hard work meant to me.