Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well

September 6, 2023

By: Amy Edmondson

We used to think of failure as the opposite of success. Now, we’re often torn between two “failure cultures”: one that says to avoid failure at all costs, the other that says fail fast, fail often. The trouble is that both approaches lack the crucial distinctions to help us separate good failure from bad. As a […]


Positive Communication for Leaders: Proven Strategies for Inspiring Unity and Effecting Change

July 13, 2023

By: Julien C. Mirivel, Alexander Lyon


Positive Communication for Leaders provides a practical model of positive communication that will immediately inspire unity and influence change in organizations. Drawing on decades of research in the fields of communication and leadership and combined experience consulting and training leaders across many professions, Julien C. Mirivel and Alexander Lyon offer concrete practices and strategies to […]


Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

April 4, 2023

By: Geoffrey L. Cohen

We live in enormously polarized times. From politics to race, religion, gender, and class, division runs rampant. In 2020, 40 percent of each political party said that supporters of the opposing party were “downright evil.” In 2019, hate crimes reached a ten-year high in the United States. One in five Americans suffers from chronic loneliness, […]


The Necessary Journey: Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion

November 28, 2022

By: Ella F. Washington

“What does a workplace utopia look like to you?” This is the question Dr. Ella F. Washington asks company leaders, and often she hears about an ideal vision of an organization that values diversity and inclusion and wants employees to bring their whole selves to work. But how can you get there? Organizations have largely […]


The War for Kindness

August 17, 2022

By: Jamil Zaki

Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren’t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In 2006, Barack Obama said that the United States is suffering from an “empathy deficit.” […]


Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies

August 17, 2022

By: Ranjay Gulati

Few business topics have aroused more skepticism in recent years than the notion of corporate purpose, and for good reason. Too many companies deploy purpose, or a reason for being, as a promotional vehicle to make themselves feel virtuous and to look good to the outside world. Some have only foggy ideas about what purpose […]


Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage

August 17, 2022

By: Laura Huang

In an ideal world, we’d succeed based on our actual skills and performance. But in the real world, subtle perceptions and stereotypes – about appearance, race, gender, experience and more – color others’ perceptions. The result might be that your hard work isn’t noticed or appreciated, your effort doesn’t lead to proportional rewards and your […]


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The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise

May 2, 2022

By: Michelle Segar

What if you could easily and joyfully resolve the in-the-moment conflicts that often derail your eating and exercise goals? Much of what we’ve been taught about creating change in eating and exercise is simplistic, outdated, and for many, misguided. Sustainable-behavior-change researcher and lifestyle coach Michelle Segar has devoted decades to the study of how to […]


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Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

April 19, 2022

By: Susan Cain

Bittersweetness is a tendency to states of long­ing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute aware­ness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death—bitter and sweet—are forever paired. If you’ve ever wondered why you like sad music . . . If you […]


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Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership

April 19, 2022

By: Lynn Perry Wooten

From three of today’s top women leaders in business and academia―seven essential practices for thriving professionally. Women who arrive at the top should be able to thrive at the top. Instead they’re judged lucky to survive―even more so with pandemic-era pressures overwhelming their already busy family and professional lives. What if there was a way […]