The Lost Art of Appreciation

The research firm Towers Watson recently released a fascinating study on employee engagement, appreciation, and job satisfaction.  Their findings are summarized as follows: “The single highest driver of engagement, according to a worldwide study conducted by Towers Watson, is whether or not workers feel their managers are genuinely interested in their wellbeing. Less than 40 percentContinue reading “The Lost Art of Appreciation”

How do you measure happiness?  It’s a fascinating question and one that blends psychology, neuroscience, economics, and other interdisciplinary measures.  Happiness research has also been finding favor among business types in the last few years as people attempt to determine exactly what makes us happy and if there is some fixed measurement to rank anContinue reading

The Happiness Re-Wire

What is happiness?  You know when you’re happy–it’s a very circumstantial emotion.  You also know what makes you happy.  For some people it’s a trip to the mall.  For others it’s an unexpected call from a friend.  But what about the ‘why.’  Why are we happy when we’re happy?  It’s a question that Harvard scholarContinue reading “The Happiness Re-Wire”

The Thank You Note

I’m in the media business.  Let’s just get that on the table.  I’m not an ad man’ per se.  It’s something my company does.  I’d like to think that what I do has meaning beyond demographics, impressions, creatives, campaigns.  Advertising has changed, or at least, is slowly changing.  We’ve seen ‘the social media revolution’ roll inContinue reading “The Thank You Note”