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Decisive: Stories for Good Business Decisions

Why Your Intuition Isn’t Always Right Guess what?  I know that I’ve made some bad choices in the past year. You probably have, too! We’re not alone. 83% of corporate mergers and acquisitions fail to produce any value. In another

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Two Weeks to a Good Habit

I forgot to eat the chocolate! There’s a lot of motivation and inspirational talk going around this week, with New Year’s resolutions and the best of intentions in the air. But what we really need to change our behavior and

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Curiosity Gave the Cat Ten Lives

Curiosity didn’t kill the cat, it gave the cat more life!  Many of us have lost our sense of curiosity, and the benefits it brings, says George Mason University Psychology Professor Todd Kashdan, in his book, Curious? Curiosity is naturally

Posted in Book Reviews, Learning, Positive Psychology

“Thank You” = More Powerful Than Drugs?

Gratitude November is traditionally a month for giving thanks in America.   Sometimes even a well-intended sense of thankfulness can be vague and purposeless, though.  For example, an undirected thought like, “Oh yes, I’m thankful for my job, my family, and

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Eating ice cream, “being the ball,” and volunteering: Defining Three Concepts of Happiness

Writing down “Three Good Things” once a week has been shown in research studies to be a simple and effective way to boost happiness.  But how is a subjective concept like “happiness” to be precisely defined?   Thinking about happiness in

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