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Articles: Why We Need Mindfulness at Work

By Peter Jaret | November 4, 2015

A Q&A with Greater Good's own Jason Marsh about the benefits of mindfulness at work, the topic of our upcoming conference in Berkeley, California.

Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Articles: Five Tips for Launching a Meditation Program at Work

By Brad Wolfe | June 8, 2015

BlackRock’s Golbie Kamarei shares lessons from leading a mindfulness revolution on Wall Street.

Protesters in Baltimore take to the streets following the death in police detention of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Articles: Can We Reduce Bias in Criminal Justice?

By Jason Marsh | April 28, 2015

As protests against police killings of unarmed black men sweep the country, Jason Marsh kicks off a new series about the science of implicit bias.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015, 296 pages.

Articles: How Meditation Can Change Business

By Jill Suttie | March 17, 2015

A new book argues that mindfulness promises to transform workplaces from the inside out.

Perigree, 2014, 352 pages

Articles: What Makes a Great Workplace?

By Jill Suttie | February 25, 2015

A new book applies science to figuring out how to build a place where people actually look forward to work.

A Becoming a Man group therapy session

Articles: How to Forge a Mentoring Relationship

By Patrick Cook-Deegan | February 17, 2015

Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.


Articles: How to Increase Compassion at Work

By Jill Suttie | February 16, 2015

A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.

Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Articles: Three Benefits To Mindfulness at Work

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 17, 2014

Four new studies point toward three benefits to cultivating moment-to-moment awareness in the workplace.


Articles: Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

By Linda Graham | July 16, 2014

Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.

Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Articles: Can Mindful Managers Make Happier Employees?

By Hooria Jazaieri | June 30, 2014

Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.

Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Articles: Can Mindfulness Improve Decision Making?

By Hooria Jazaieri | May 12, 2014

A recent study asks if present-moment focus can help correct for the "sunk-cost bias"—our tendency to continue down a path because we're already so far along.


Articles: Why Leaders Need a Triple Focus

By Daniel Goleman | January 21, 2014

Leaders guide attention. But a single-minded focus on goals can run roughshod over human concerns, says Daniel Goleman.


Articles: Eight Ways to Find More Meaning at Work

By Morten Hansen, Dacher Keltner | November 4, 2013

Does your job seem dull and meaningless? Morten Hansen and Dacher Keltner point the way out.


Articles: Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at Work

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 16, 2013

Americans are less likely to say "thanks" on the job than anywhere else, which hurts productivity and happiness. That needs to change.


Articles: Six Tips for Making the Leap to Meaningful Work

By Roman Krznaric | May 15, 2013

Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?

This essay is adapted from Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity

Articles: How Gratitude Can Help You Through Hard Times

By Robert Emmons | May 13, 2013

It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.


Articles: Just One Thing: Give Them What They Want

By Rick Hanson | May 2, 2013

Rick Hanson says that giving other people what they need will improve your life, not just their theirs.

Viking Press, 2013

Articles: Do Givers Get Ahead?

By Jill Suttie | May 1, 2013

It's the givers, not the takers, who thrive the most in business, argues a new book.


Articles: 10 Ways to Get Ahead through Giving

By Adam Grant | April 22, 2013

Adam Grant's research shows that "givers" rise to the top of the success ladder. Here's how you can make giving a way of life.


Articles: Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

By Emma Seppala | April 15, 2013

Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.


Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part Two

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 28, 2013

Jeremy Adam Smith offers five more tips to help men find a happy fit between paid work and family responsibilities.


Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part One

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 27, 2013

A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.


Articles: Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

By Louis Cozolino | March 19, 2013

In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.


Articles: Sustaining Compassion in Health Care

By Robert McClure | February 28, 2013

As demands on health care providers increase, compassion becomes more difficult to sustain. But a new training holds the promise of helping them meet those challenges.


Articles: Take This Job and….

By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 20, 2012

Wait! Here are some research-based ways teachers and principals can rejuvenate their passion for their jobs over the holidays.


Articles: Do We Care for Our Teachers?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 23, 2012

To create a caring school community, research tells us that care must be extended to everyone.


Articles: Compassionate Leaders are Effective Leaders

By Chade-Meng Tan | September 11, 2012

Great companies have compassionate leaders, says Google's "Jolly Good Fellow."


Articles: Happiness is about Respect, not Riches

By Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012

A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Tough Guys Sacrifice More


Articles: Why People Are Not Feet

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | June 4, 2012

What's the best way to help build the resilience of loved ones? Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton says care, not tough love, is the key.


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