Happiness

Feeling Good By Doing Good

April 21, 2011 9 Comments
Feeling Good By Doing Good

Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is a term used to describe discretionary behavior at work where an employee goes above and beyond what’s written in their job description to either help other coworkers or to help the organization. The evidence shows that engagement, empowerment, and leading by example all produce more citizenship behavior from employees. You [...]

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The Character Strength Of Gratitude

November 24, 2010 6 Comments
The Character Strength Of Gratitude

I’ve written before about the power of expressing gratitude, but on this day before Thanksgiving I wanted to see if I could learn more about it from a different source. Gratitude is listed as one of the strengths of transcendence in Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman’s book Character Strengths and Virtues. As a strength of [...]

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My Review of “Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently” by Marcus Buckingham

October 5, 2009 8 Comments
My Review of “Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently” by Marcus Buckingham

I do not recommend this book.  The title leads you to believe that Marcus Buckingham applies his “decades of research” to once again tell us how simply finding your strength will make you a happier and more successful woman.  Don’t fall for it – he doesn’t prove anything close.  I volunteered to read and review [...]

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Smile

September 2, 2009 10 Comments
Smile

The final intentional activity from The How of Happiness is taking care of your body.  Recall from my earlier blog that it’s these intentional activities and habits that can account for as much as 40% of our happiness.  The first intentional activity was expressing gratitude, the second was deliberate optimism, the third was to stop [...]

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