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Meaning and Purpose

Discover resources to help identify values, passions, and strengths as well as ways to incorporate meaning and purpose into one's current job.

Articles & Books

Author Daniel H. Pink examines the science behind motivation and how it relates to finding meaning and purpose at work.

Author, Martin Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to show you how to overcome depression, boost your immune system, and make yourself happier. This books offers many simple techniques anyone can practice and explains how to break an “I–give–up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue.

Podcasts & Videos

A TED Talk given by Shawn Achor, a positive psychology researcher and author. In the talk, Achor discusses the relationship between happiness and success and argues that our society's traditional model of success - working hard to achieve goals in order to become happy - is fundamentally flawed. Instead, Achor suggests that happiness should come first, and that by cultivating a positive mindset and investing in social connections, individuals can not only improve their happiness, but also boost their success in work and other areas of life.

In this Ted Talk, behavioral scientist Jennifer Aaker and corporate strategist Naomi Bagdonas delve into the surprising power of humor: why it's a secret weapon to build bonds, power, creativity and resilience -- and how we can all have more of it.

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