THE BUILD NETWORK: Let Them Eat Candy

Jeffrey Goldsmith with Shawn Achor | May 28, 2013 The secret to a more productive, creative, and flexible workforce? M&Ms, thank-you cards, and whatever else makes them smile. In a psychological study, 44 internists are given a hypothetical patient file, including a misdiagnosis from another hospital, and asked to decipher the medical problem at hand. Half of…

SHAPE: The Positive Effects of Stress

Joe Donatelli | March 4, 2013 Books, daytime talk shows, Jack Johnson—everywhere we turn someone is telling us to avoid stress. But those authors, experts, and mellow crooners might be doing everyone a disservice. Stress can be good. Alia Crum of Columbia University and her colleagues will publish research in the April 2013 edition of The Journal…

Happy Secret to Better Work: The Infographic

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FORBES: The Social Responsibility to Generate Employee Happiness

Nicole Skibola | November 4, 2010 According to a recent survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, CEOs identify “creativity” as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future. The link may initially not be intuitive, but spawning creativity in the workforce comes back to corporate social responsibility.…