Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Secret to Having a Life You Love

If you wish your life had more meaning, you probably think you’d need to go on an Eat-Pray-Love-esque quest to find it. And who has time for that?

But the idea that meaning can be found only on ashrams or mountaintops is a cultural myth, says Emily Esfahani Smith, author of The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters.“There are sources of meaning all around us,” she explains. “They can be as big as ending world hunger but they can also be something on a smaller scale like raising a happy and healthy child.” Read More

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2016 Speaker Highlights

We went through 2016 attendee evaluations and our own web metrics to compile this list of 2016’s most-loved speakers, sessions and teleclasses (posted online as podcasts).

We hope you find some downtime as 2016 rolls into 2017 to watch, listen and enjoy! Read More

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Podcast | Broadcasting Happiness: Simple, Proven Strategies to Increase Happiness at Work

Michelle GielanClick Play below to listen.

Effective, positive communication is the single biggest driver of success at work. In this 30-minute teleclass, Michelle Gielan, author of Broadcasting Happiness and a former CBS Morning News anchor, will share her simple, yet scientifically based strategies to: inoculate your brain against stress and negativity • make impactful verbal and non-verbal changes to your leadership style • fuel performance in others through high-impact praise • and boost employee engagement, productivity and work satisfaction.
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Podcast | Make Your Next Move with Confidence

Jenny BlakeClick Play below to listen.

Learn how to pivot strategically, and you’ll see change as an opportunity rather than as a crisis. In 30 minutes, Jenny Blake, author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, will share her four-stage method for moving forward, which you can cycle through every time you hit a plateau or want to shift direction. You’ll come away knowing how to • identify new opportunities without falling prey to analysis-paralysis or compare-and-despair • reduce risk by running small experiments • and launch with confidence.
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Free Teleclass | Broadcasting Happiness: Simple, Proven Strategies to Increase Happiness at Work

Michelle GielanBroadcasting Happiness: Simple, Proven Strategies to Improve Happiness at Work
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
10:00-10:30am Pacific

Eventbrite - Broadcasting Happiness: Simple, Proven Strategies to Increase Happiness at Work
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Office Holiday Party Tips

Sarah CooperWhat do you get when you take 15 years of working as a user experience designer for companies such as Google and Yahoo and combine them with keen powers of people-watching and a razor-sharp wit? Answer: Sarah Cooper’s book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying and her blog TheCooperReview.

Of course, it’s those years of toiling away in corporate America that provide the material for Cooper’s satire and make her humor so spot-on and of-the-moment. But during those years, Cooper, like many people, was just earning a living while figuring out how to be paid to pursue her true passion. Read More

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Update on Happiness (It’s All Good!)

achor-shawnsmHappiness is largely a choice. That may sound like magical thinking or like what no-guff grandparents meant when they said to buck up, but it’s actually the finding of a field of scientific study called positive psychology.

“Many people think they can’t be happy right now because of their biochemistry or their job or life situation, but research has shown that we are not just our genes and environment,” says Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness and co-founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research. “We have a different picture of what it is to be human. We can train our brain to become more optimistic and thus happier.” Read More

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