Author Archives: Kim Rowe

Well-Being and Business Outcomes

Did you know that companies that are committed to the well-being of their employees have higher profits, lower employee turnover, greater productivity, and more satisfied customers?  That’s the conclusion of a meta-analysis of 30 years of Gallup research on employee … Continue reading

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Grateful for the TV Remote

I woke up this morning feeling grateful for the TV remote.  Our only TV – and by extension, our only remote – is in our family room downstairs. That’s a whole flight of 12 stairs.  And since I am currently beginning … Continue reading

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Why Hiring the Guy You Would Like To Have a Beer With Doesn’t Always Work

This is an interesting article about personality types among high performers.  The grid speaks to job fit – why it’s important to match individual strengths to job responsibilities.  And although I’m always a little resistant to personality typing, I certainly … Continue reading

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Flowing at Work

Check out our latest blog post on ASTD’s Human Capital blog: Flow

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Managing to Outcomes

Strengths 60 – from Strengths Partnership  Here’s a quick video tip from my friends at Strengths Partnership.

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Happier You – Better Organization

Check out our blog post at ASTD Human Capital blog. http://www.astd.org/Publications/Blogs/Human-Capital-Blog/2013/10/Applied-Positive-Psychology-a-Happier-You-a-Better-Organization

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Is Your Stuff Making You Sick?

If acquiring the most toys is what makes you happy, your happiness could be making you sick.  A recent study out of UCLA surveyed 80 volunteers to find out what brought satisfaction to their lives.  They then evaluated the volunteers’ … Continue reading

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Flex Your Strengths in 60 Seconds

  Today we launch Strengths:60. These minute or less videos give you tips, tricks and insights into strengths focused leadership, coaching and development. If it’s a better understanding of strengths language or how to better use strengths, we hope you’ll … Continue reading

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Are Goals a Death Wish?

“Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It’s no coincidence that we call them ‘deadlines’.”  Tom Robbins We’ve all been programmed to set goals for ourselves. Getting into the best college, getting a law … Continue reading

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Is Success the Road to Happiness?

A few years ago, a group of second year Harvard students was asked by their seminar leader, Tal ben Shahar, about the day they received their acceptance letter to the prestigious university.  Were they happy when they received that news?  … Continue reading

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