The Butterfly Effect of Kindness

Mean people really suck, don't they? No, really...  we all know what it feels like to be ignored, mistreated or disrespected either intentionally or not.  In a polarized dog-eat-dog world that seems...

Go to the Beach - Your Brain will Thank You

 Ahhh… summer! 'Tis the season to put your toes in the sand, let the sun kiss your face and watch the waves roll in. There is nothing quite as synonymous with summer as relaxing at the beach.

The Sweet Spot Between Burnout and Boredom

Workplace surveys show that employees are not engaged because they are stressed, burned out, and bored. So which is it? It turns out that finding the sweet spot between burnout and boredom is the key...

Keep Top Talent: Create a Culture of Contribution

What defines a healthy organizational culture? In survey after survey, leaders answer that question much differently than their juniors. Perhaps a better question is what elements of company culture...

Is it Just Me, or is the World Just a Cat Playing with Australia?

Have you ever seen the shapes of animals in the clouds or the face of Jesus in your toast?  If so, you are not alone. It's a fascinating phenomenon that is hard-wired into all of us and there is a...

Inquiring Minds Are... Happier? You Bet!

"If you could say in one word what you want more of in life, what would that be?" That question has been asked time and time again in countless polls and surveys. Overwhelmingly, the number 1 answer...

Popularity Precipitates Popularity (or Why Everyone is Doing It)

Think you're your own person? That you make most decisions based upon a conscious and thoughtful evaluation of the options? Think again. Every single day, both in the online world and in the physical...

Why Facts Backfire

Have you ever fundamentally disagreed with someone on a personal issue that both of you were very passionate about?  Climate change, reproductive rights, election integrity, gun reform… pick a topic....

What Does It Mean to have Intellectual Humility?

If I asked you if you identify as a racist, a xenophobe, or a bigot, chances are pretty good you’d say, “Of course not!”  But, I’d like to pose a tougher question.  Are you ignorant?  Before you...

Powerful Influences over Purchase Decisions

How much do we know about why we buy and why we pass? What truly influences our purchase decisions? An eye-grabbing advertisement, a catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? Great marketers wrestle with...

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