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“Happiness Becomes More and More About Being Content In Our Current Circumstances.”

Happiness interview: Heidi Grant Halvorson. For a long time, I’ve been fascinated by Heidi Grant Halvorson’s work: she studies the science of motivation. She has a new book out: Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence. It’s about how to understand yourself and others better, so you can use that information to motivate yourself and …


Is Pay the Most Important Thing About Work to You? To Others?

Assay: Over the weekend, I re-read a fascinating book, Alfie Kohn’s  Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes. I was thrilled to find discussion of some research that I’d thought about often, but had never been able to find again; I didn’t take notes on it and couldn’t remember where I’d seen …