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How to Build a Mindfulness Practice in the Workplace

It’s easy to be mindful at home when you’re in your own personal space, but carrying this same calmness throughout the workday is important to staying motivated and happy. Creating your own zen [...]

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How Self-Care Fits into a Model of Generosity

We hear a lot about two research-backed recommendations—giving to ourselves and giving to others—that can reportedly lift our minds out of mental fogs, heal our relationships, and [...]

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#JustAskGivitas January Challenge

This year I’m making a New Year’s resolution about my work life. I’m resolving to ask for help at work more often. I head up Give and Take, and we make Givitas, the software that thousands of [...]

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Tools to Cultivate Mental Health and Joy at Work

Did you read the blog post last week on how to avoid giver burnout? There are some good tips there for setting boundaries and not getting overwhelmed by saying yes to everything, but what if it’s [...]

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10 Ways to Avoid Giver Burnout

Most of the people who tend to be drawn to Givitas and to the work of Adam Grant and Wayne Baker tend to be givers who want to empower and enable their teams to be more generous with each other [...]

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Going from Anxious to Curious in 8 Minutes

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” -Albert Einstein. One of the biggest challenges employees have when it comes to asking for help is that they are afraid that the [...]

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The Top 10 Workplace Challenges

Even the best workplaces have challenges. In a new study of more than 1000 professionals, new research from LinkedIn illuminates the top complaints: Finding a work-life balance (38%) Managing [...]

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Leaders: Don’t Forget “C” Stands for Communication

CEO, COO, or CFO. Whether you hold one of these titles or you are in any type of leadership role, while that ‘C’ in your title may often stand for ‘Chief,’ it should also refer to chief [...]

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5 Ways to Help Your Staff . . . Ask for Help

The following post is an excerpt from a new ebook authored for Give and Take by Dr. Baker called How to Ask for Help. This post is the third post in a three-part series; read the first here and [...]

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Introducing a New Collaborative Community: Givitas for Leaders

We know there are thousands of professionals and academics out there who are passionate about building and sustaining positive, collaborative, giving workplaces. We also know that those of us [...]

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