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Character Strengths

When Grit Falls Short

Special Guest Blogger: Robert McGrath, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, VIA Institute on Character "Grit" seems to be the latest buzzword in character education; and has recently garnered more attention with the publication of Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, which was declared an Amazon best seller even before it was published. The result has been a rush to target perseverance and passion as goals in school systems across the country.
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Character Strengths

Create a Habit to Find More Engagement

There is a famous quote: “Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” But, how can we use this advice to help us with our day-to-day work tasks? I'll tell you. Take one small act and turn it into a habit that allows us to use our character strengths. This new habit can change the way we feel at work, and we have the number to prove it.
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Character Strengths

10 Tried-and-True Happiness Boosters

In a previous post I shared the top 10 most unpopular strategies for boosting happiness. In this post I'll review the most popular and widely used happiness interventions. These have repeatedly shown to be successful in both research and practice. If you work with clients, students or employees you'll benefit from these favored strategies!
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