The Economics of Higher Purpose: Eight Counterintuitive Steps for Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization

October 1, 2019

By: Robert E. Quinn, Anjan Thakor


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Two distinguished scholars offer eight steps to help organizations discover and embrace an authentic higher purpose – something that will dramatically improve every aspect of any enterprise, including the bottom line. What does a lofty notion like purpose have to do with business basics like the bottom line? Robert E. Quinn and Anjan J. Thakor […]


The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish

July 11, 2017

By: Lea Waters


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Unlock your children’s potential by helping them build their strengths. This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us […]


Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

April 24, 2017

By: Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg

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After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, […]


Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations

February 20, 2017

By: Jane Dutton, Monica Worline


Compassion Architects Video #2 – The Ripple Metaphor from Monica Worline on Vimeo. Suffering in the workplace can rob our colleagues and coworkers of humanity, dignity, and motivation and is an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of field research, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show […]


Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

February 7, 2017

By: Scott Sonenshein


A groundbreaking approach to succeeding in business and life, using the science of resourcefulness. We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time, and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals. It turns out we’re wrong. Using captivating stories […]


#epicenter: heart matters

November 10, 2016

By: Laura Morgan Roberts

#epicenter, inspired by the results of the U.S.A. November 2016 elections, channels pain and struggle laced with hope and courage. Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts, organizational psychologist, infuses her poetry with global experiences of diversity and leadership. Her words paint images of the timeless quest for inclusion, justice and social transformation among silenced and marginalized voices. […]


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Finding Purpose: Environmental Stewardship as a Personal Calling

April 22, 2016

By: Andrew J. Hoffman

Both thoughtful and thought-provoking, Finding Purpose challenges our understanding of how humanity interacts with planet Earth, and our role within this. Collecting over 20 pieces from a lifetime of work in academia and trade, across speeches, blogs, editorials and essays, Hoffman directly addresses humanity’s role in creating and adapting to climate change. The reader is encouraged to consider humanity’s relationship with the environment through different lenses: business, academia, faith-based and cultural. By bringing them together, Hoffman encourages us to understand our relationship with the planet in a far more holistic sense.


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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

February 2, 2016

By: Adam Grant

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and […]


The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale

January 6, 2016

By: Ted London

As economic growth slows in the developed world, the base of the pyramid (BoP) represents perhaps the last great, untapped market. Of the world’s 7 billion inhabitants, around 4 billion live in low-income markets in the developing world. These 4 billion people deserve—and, increasingly, are demanding—better lives. At the same time, the business community seeks […]