December 2015 Newsletter

Adam Grant on the Kind of Giving That Gets You Ahead

Grant, Adam 200x238Being Masters-of-the-Universe-ruthless is so last century. Now, most of us know that nice guys (and gals) do come in first, more so than cutthroats, thanks to Adam Grant’s New York Times bestseller Give and Take. And soon, with the February release of his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, we’ll stop suppressing our maverick sides, too. Here, the Wharton professor talks about the kind of giving that gets you ahead, good karma and the best office holiday gifts. Read More


Mallika Chopra on the Power of Asking Yourself Questions

Mallika ChopraWhen life feels out of balance or lacking in meaning, Mallika Chopra advises asking yourself the two questions her father taught her to ask: Who am I? And what do I want? “It’s the first step toward reconnecting with your authentic self and trusting your intuition,” says Chopra, author of Living with Intent.  “This is what I call the incubation phase.” Read More


Gloria Steinem’s 100 Words of Inspiration

Steinem, GloriaDon’t tell Gloria Steinem that part of the reason for the pay gap is that women don’t negotiate. “That’s utter bulls***,” says the activist and author most recently of My Life on the Road. “It’s true that we should insist more than we do. But the reason we don’t insist is because inequality has been normalized.” Rather than blaming ourselves, we should be blaming the system—and sharing salary information and strategizing together, she adds.

Feeling stirred to create change? Here, Steinem’s words of encouragement to help you take on the pay gap, another cause important to you or an enduring dream: Read More


How to Be Happy at Work

Angela RouseBy Angela Foreshaw Rouse, Manager of State Operations and Outreach, AARP Pennsylvania

Imagine this: It’s Monday morning and you’re already dreading the workweek. You are unhappy with your 9-to-5 and are desperate for something—anything—to change so you’re not so miserable at the office. Or perhaps it’s not quite that dramatic and you’ve just become complacent. You hear those people who say they love their jobs, that it’s a life’s mission—and you wonder, “Why don’t I feel that way?” Read More


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