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Can Money Buy You Happiness?

12 Nov

 

Recently the WSJ had an interesting article on happiness and money. Turns out that it isn’t how much you have but how you use it. No surprise to psychologists who study personal satisfaction (aka happiness).

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Decisions and Happiness

8 Oct

What a Teen Taught an Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great article in the WSJ on Maximizers and Satisficers. It’s a chuckle about the feeling content of making decisions. There’s a fun little self-test in there – which are you?

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Why Likeability Matters IN…….

2 Apr

 

 

This a powerful and practical WSJ article about how “likability” has a large influence in how your workplace colleagues rate and interact with you. This article is a home-run of practical advice.

 

So, my question is HOW do you get to likability and WHY? Here is one of the most watched TED videos (16,000,000+) hits and one of the top-four rated in the psychology category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Paying it Forward”

19 Mar

 

 

You have probably been hearing about the current “paying it forward” events.  A customer at a drive thought or walk-up will pay for the person behind. 226 customers did this at a drive through in Canada.  This article reviews some interesting studies about why this happens i.e. generosity can be contagious.  This article in the New York Times is an interesting read.


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The Power of Small Kindness

12 Feb

February is a dreary month.  Here is a 6 minute video that will give you a pick-me-up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZXC59EI7Zo

 

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Lightening in a Jar

30 Jan

Every once in a while I receive an email that is a really big pick-me-up and perspective re-set.  Take a few moments, watch, listen and enjoy.

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Positive Psychology

16 Jan

Sometime ago I did a 5-part series on realistic optimism.  This is an excellent example of what is coming to be known as “positive psychology.”  Recently at a meeting where we were discussing leadership, a TED link to Martin Seligman, one of the acknowledged founders of positive psychology, came up.

Seligman, who did the seminal research on optimism, posits, with research support, that there are three types of happiness:

  • The Pleasant Life
  • The Good Life
  • The Meaningful Life

These are intriguing ideas, well worth 20+ minutes of your time.

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