The human body functions best when it’s positive. Period. Now that we know that – science has proved that it’s true – it’s easy to see that when you leave your employees and customers feeling happy (and maybe even loved) you’ve made a deposit in an emotional bank account that over time compounds, grows larger and actually makes your business easier to grow. Human beings crave appreciation (In fact William James once said the deepest human need is that for appreciation.) While we have set aside one day a year –Valentine’s Day- to celebrate love – I think in light of all that is going on in the world today, we might just consider doing that a little more often!

What’s LOVE got to do with it?

Ever find yourself walking out of a restaurant or movie saying, “I loved it”?   Ever say, “I love my mechanic”, “I love my hair cutter” or “I love my car”? Ever find a place in nature that makes you feel so connected that when you think of it, you actually feel how much you love the place?…

JoAnna Brandi, Positivity, Positive Leadership, return on happiness

Did You Heed it?

In my last communication with you, prior to the election, I asked you to be careful – very careful– of how much of the negativity you let in – to your head and into your company or department.   I hope you chose to heed my advice and I hope that it gave you some…

Questioned an Assumption Lately?

As I was coming of age as a manager I discovered the work of Peter Drucker, one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century. It was Drucker who taught me to embrace ambiguity and that the best way to predict the future was to create it.   Drucker taught that business should meet…