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Research around the globe keeps pouring in to validate the powerful effects of Authenticity, Response-ability, and Appreciation.  See what the buzz is all about.

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Response-Ability

Get Your Complaint Out FIRST!

A former seminar participant, Graeme Franks, created this wonderful animation from our handout The Blame Eliminator.  We like to meet people where they start, which in this case is blaming…
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Authenticity

Calling Girls This Word May Seem Harmless — But Why Are Boys Never Called It?

For every girl who holds back from raising her hand in class, who stops herself from raising her voice, or who doubts herself and what she’s capable of: This video…
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Response-Ability

Shifting the Social Field: Contemplation, Compassion, Collective Action

Otto Scharmer’s work underscores the power of presencing in the larger context of collaboration, a value we’ve been exploring for several decades. We’re delighted to have colleagues around the world…
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Appreciation

Words Can Change Your Brain

The Most Dangerous Word in the World This word can damage both the speaker’s and listener’s brain! If I were to put you into an fMRI scanner—a huge donut-shaped magnet…
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Appreciation

One of the Greatest Contributing Factors to Happiness

Who would have thought that such a simple action can have such a profound effect on the level of happiness in our lives? Catch the setup in the first 30…
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Authenticity

New Research: Keeping Secrets Weighs You Down

Do you keep secrets? Are you sure? Do you have any big ones locked away, elephants you’ve hidden so well that you don’t even see them any more? Well, if…
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Response-Ability

Chinese Artist and Dissident Ai Weiwei Models Authenticity and Response-aibility

Controversial Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei serves as a powerful role model for embodying both authenticity and response-ability. In a recent interview published in Utne Magazine,  he speaks of…
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Appreciation

Gratitude Sustains Relationships through Tough Times

One of 2012’s top 10 insights from science highlighted by Greater Good (UC Berkeley’s center for the Science of a Meaningful Life) is that gratitude sustains relationships through tough times.…
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Authenticity

Lying Is Bad for Your Health

Preliminary results from the University of Notre Dame show that when people stop telling big lies or even just small “white lies” they complain less of many ailments. Scientists already…
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Response-Ability

You’re Contagious, Do You Know What You’re Spreading?

Sometimes when we are sharing advice, our intention may be to help improve what is going on around us. What we likely do not realize is that we are choosing…
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