Curiosity is more than asking questions. The role it plays in wellness, well-being, and emotional intelligence and the benefits it offers leaders are vastly underrated.
Bottom line: It pays to be curious.
My guest this week, Todd Kashdan, literally wrote the book on curiosity. He is a professor of psychology at George Mason University and founder of George Mason’s Well-Being Lab. Winner of the 2013 Distinguished Early Career Researcher Award by the American Psychological Association, Kashdan’s work has been featured in media outlets throughout the world. He’s the author of five books, including Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life.
We talk this week about his definition of curiosity, its connections to wellness, how curiosity can help us find a little more purpose and meaning in our lives, and how finance and accounting pros can foster a greater sense of curiosity in their work.
Curious to know more? Listen to our conversation here:
- Read: Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life
- Learn more about Todd’s new book, The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively
- Read: A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, by Warren Berger
- Read: Questions are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life, by Hal Gregerson
- “8 Habits of Curious People” (from Fast Company)
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