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7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders

7 Reasons Employees Don't Trust Their Leaders | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
As the world mourns the loss of Nelsen Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was trust. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr.
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Develop A Motivation Mechanism by Author Siddhartha Sharma | Self Improvement Blog on Speakingtree.in

Develop A Motivation Mechanism by Author Siddhartha Sharma | Self Improvement Blog on Speakingtree.in | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
 “Fuel is useless without a spark of fire. Knowledge is useless without a spark of action” Com..
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9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

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First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others.Confidence is quiet: It’s
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The Secret to Putting Together an Insanely Successful Team

The Secret to Putting Together an Insanely Successful Team | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
What are 13 of the most common words that keep companies from realizing their full performance potential? (Hint: They are 13 words that are very difficult to argue with.)Those words are: “Hey,
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Class of 2013: Emotional Intelligence Matters

Class of 2013: Emotional Intelligence Matters | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here’s a bit of heresy to send you on your way in life. You’ve been told throughout your academic years that your grades and your IQ are crucial for life success. That’s not the
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What Will Really Make You Happy? - The Roanoke Star

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What Will Really Make You Happy? The Roanoke Star The idea of a happy and meaningful life has become unnecessarily complicated in some circles, says author and certified positive psychology coach Lynda Wallace, who left a high-powered executive...
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Bien-être et plaisir au travail: les compétences psychosociales

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Sylvaine Pascual – Publié dans Talents et ressources / Vie professionnelle         Les 10 compétences psychosociale
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Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear

Train Your Brain to Overcome Fear | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurs have to take big risks in order to succeed, but even well-known leaders are often terrified to leap. In one famous example, fear of failure almost kept Kevin Rose from starting Digg, the enormously successful social news site that made him a multi-millionaire.Over time, he learned to trust his gut by taking the initiative to learn sides of the business that were unfamiliar or scary at first.

You don't have to be a natural risk-taker in order to succeed, and learning how fear works can empower you to overcome it.

When you become fearful and hesitant, your brain is focusing on loss aversion, meaning that it’s trying to protect you from harm. It's an adaptive strategy that kept our ancestors from getting killed.

Related: This Is Your Brain on Fear (Infographic)

In that mode, your brain becomes hyper-analytical. It catalogues everything that could go wrong and recalls past memories of failure in an effort to keep you safe. "The unintended consequence is that you get demotivated and don't take any action," says Monica Mehta, author of The Entrepreneurial Instinct (McGraw-Hill, 2012).

Your brain is wired to avoid anything that could harm you, so your aversion to loss is powerful. "Loss aversion is two and a half times more powerful than greed," Mehta says. With a ratio like that, it's no wonder that fear holds so many people back.

But your brain also has a system, known as the reward pathway, that releases feel-good chemicals when you do something novel or thrilling. This system overrides loss aversion and rewards you for taking risks.

Related: How to Overcome Your Fears and Move Your Business Forward

"People with naturally active reward pathways focus on novelty or action," Mehta says. To overcome fear, adopt some of their strategies for focusing on the positive side of risk.

Here are three tips to help you do that:

1. Don't weigh the pros and cons. When you're taking a risk, a bit of research and a gut reaction is all you really need to make a good decision. Wading in a swamp of pros and cons will only activate fear. "The more you go into an analytical mode, the more you activate the part of the brain that makes you fearful and demotivated," Mehta says.

If your gut tells you to say yes, then prevent fear from taking over by simply diving in and adapting as you go. That doesn't mean you should be reckless, but the sooner you start to take action, the less likely you are to get scared.

2. Set many small goals. To get comfortable with risk, start small by setting a series of manageable goals that you can accomplish in a short period of time. Include some that are a little scary, but the main purpose here is to experience success repeatedly.

Those early successes will motivate you to seek out bigger risks. "Every time we achieve success, our brains release dopamine, which motivates us to go back and tackle the next success," Mehta says. If you approach a big risk at that point, you'll be primed to take action and less likely to get bogged down in fear of potential losses.

3. Surround yourself with risk-takers. A big part of comfort with risk is exposure. If you have people in your social circle, or especially in your family, who have been willing to take risks, then you will be much more likely to do the same. "There's a huge social aspect to entrepreneurship," Mehta says.

Risk-takers will be more likely to encourage you to take chances, and they will also be living examples of what it takes to risk and fail and risk again. "If you look at the biography of a famous person, it all depends on where in the biography you stop," Mehta says. "Success comes by way of many, many failures."


Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226050#ixzz2OBLZ08xk

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(From the article): Risk-takers will be more likely to encourage you to take chances, and they will also be living examples of what it takes to risk and fail and risk again. "If you look at the biography of a famous person, it all depends on where in the biography you stop," Mehta says. "Success comes by way of many, many failures."


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I've got a few scars from risks that didn't work out as I originally hoped.  But I'd rather be a risk taker than play is safe all the time.  How about you? #energizedleader

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Entrepreneurs have to take big risks in order to succeed, but even well-known leaders are often terrified to leap. In one famous example, fear of failure almost kept Kevin Rose from starting Digg, the enormously successful social news site that made him a multi-millionaire.Over time, he learned to trust his gut by taking the initiative to learn sides of the business that were unfamiliar or scary at first.
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The Four Downsides of Being a Lifelong Learner | Your Voice of Encouragement

The Four Downsides of Being a Lifelong Learner | Your Voice of Encouragement | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
Anyone who knows me well will be stunned to read the title of this post.

How can I say there are negative aspects to ongoing self-development? I’ve always invested heavily in my own personal and professional growth – both financially and experientially. And my software company has been publishing assessment and development tools for over 17 years.

But as one for whom learning is a passion, I’ve discovered there are four downsides.


#1 – Accumulating a lot of knowledge without applying it in the real world

I admit that I rarely read novels. I prefer business books on topics like marketing, sales, leadership and personal development. That’s because I absolutely love my business, and I’m always interested in learning how to improve systems, relationships and of course, our bottom line. But sometimes I start on the next book before I’ve taken time to analyze and use the insights gleaned from the one I just read.

Lesson: For every book or program you go through, list the ideas that make sense for your situation. Then commit to implementing the one strategy that will make the biggest difference in your business or life, and hold yourself accountable for doing it.

#2 – Getting overwhelmed with too much information

As I read books and newsletters, watch DVDs, and listen to CDs, I can get paralyzed. There are so many directions to go. Is it possible to organize the mass of ideas into a cohesive action plan?  And how do I deal with conflicting opinions and determine whose approach will get the best results?

Lesson: It’s about quality, not quantity. Determine the one subject, program or book to focus on, and dedicate time to it. Then use your gut as well as your rational mind to evaluate the concepts presented. Which ones sound and feel right for your business? Just one book with one idea can transform the way you do things and the outcomes you achieve. Look for the nuggets.

#3 – Spending money on the next hot idea before mastering the ones already purchased 

Falling into this trap contributes to the situation described in #2. Some people call this tendency the “bright shiny object” syndrome. I’ll hear about a great solution to a business challenge, and I sometimes want to dive into that when I haven’t finished going through the materials I’ve already invested in.

Lesson: Use self-restraint and self-discipline. Say “no” to any attractive offers that come along until you’ve fully digested the one you’re consuming now. Unsubscribe from mailing lists that continually blast you with the next great offer promising to double or triple your results. Find someone who will require you to justify your reason for wanting to make a particular purchase.

#4 – Experiencing the uneasy feeling that you’re still not ready or good enough

When I’m studying the work of people who’ve specialized in a particular subject for many years, I sometimes feel inadequate. I’ve postponed taking action because of thoughts like, “If I just get a little more information about this, then I’ll be able to do that.” The truth is, there’s no end to the comparisons that could be made where I would fall short.

Lesson: No matter what field you’re in, there’s always room to grow and learn. You’ll never reach the end of what you can become, but don’t let that stop you from using the knowledge, skills and talents you already possess. Give yourself full credit for what you already have, and recognize that when you try things, they don’t have to be perfect.

The Bottom Line

Despite the drawbacks I’ve described here, I intend to continue my pursuit of becoming a better version of myself. The process of thinking about and articulating these four downsides has made me more keenly aware of their potential to harm instead of help me in my journey. As a result, I’ll keep my eyes wide open and be more careful to avoid these traps going forward.

Because in the end, it’s not about what you know. It’s about what you do with what you know.

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Apprenez qui disait, réapprenez ! Y sont fou ces intellos ? Cela questionne une forme de culte de la connaissance ? 

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Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology | Video on TED.com

Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
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Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas encore la psychologie positive, voici un speech de Seligman, un des fondateurs ! En anglais soustitré français. profitez !

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Pas de stratégie gagnante sans empathie

Pas de stratégie gagnante sans empathie | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
    L'empathie (du grec ἐν, dans, à l'intérieur et πάθoς, ce qui est éprouvé) signifie la capacité à comprendre ou à ressentir les...
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7 Surprising Truths about Body Language - Forbes

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Much of what the so-called experts will tell you about body language is wrong.
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Thanks to TV shows like Lie to Me and so-called body language experts commenting on the candidates during the American election season, a number of misunderstandings about body language have become part of modern culture.  It’s time to clear the decks.  So here goes: 7 surprising truths about body language.

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The business case for positive psychology in the workplace

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Recently, the company Ruby Receptionists was rated the number one place to work in the United States for small businesses by the Great Places to Work Institute. The Institute departs from some popu...
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MANAGEMENT 25 principes de bon sens pour manager autrement

MANAGEMENT  25 principes de bon sens pour manager autrement | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it

25 principes de bon sens pour manager autrement : 1. Être irréprochable dans son propre travail 2. Penser ce qu’on fait, prendre du temps pour réfléchir 3. Il est important de ne « rien faire » parfois et de se promener 4. S’abreuvoir à plusieurs sources 5. Penser la complexité : il n’y a pas de problèmes simples 6. Penser la division : les divergences d’orientations 7. L’importance des mots, des discours 8. L’importance des débats, de la discussion, de la dispute 9. La nécessité de connaître le travail réel 10. Aller sur le terrain 11. Élargir ses bases, au besoin, en changeant de terrain 12. Décloisonner : les spécialités ne sont pas qu’une affaire de spécialistes 13. La solidarité est plus rentable que le chacun pour soi 14. Organiser la coopération : faire travailler les gens ensemble 15. Proposer des projets enthousiasmants 16. Distinguer les statuts et les personnes qui les occupent 17. Distinguer autorité et pouvoir 18. Le travail n’est pas tout 19. Équité, justice, égalitarisme : lutter contre les discriminations 20. Respecter les instances et les fonctions avec discernement 21. Connaître, respecter, utiliser et manipuler le droit du travail 22. Se construire des raisonnements financiers distanciés mais solides 23. Jouer sur plusieurs registres à la fois 24. Une certaine forme d’écoute et de prise en compte de la fragilité 25. Le militantisme du travail quotidien Titre : Diriger et encadrer autrement - Théoriser ses propres stratégies alternatives Auteurs : Frederik Mispelblom Beyer, avec Catherine Glée Editeur : Armand Colin EXPERTS Qualité de Vie au Travail - Stratégies RH et Communication Stratégie de Bien-être, Performance et Efficacité Prévention des RPS - Audits – Formations INTRA-ENTREPRISE - Team Building http://www.csdeveloppement.com/


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Du bon gros sens comme disent mes ami(e)s du Québec 

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Une bonne idée : associer plusieurs spécialistes dans un même projet, à faire assumer des spécialités par des gens qui n’en sont pas à l’origine les spécialistes, et à y associer les usagers et les clients.

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Donner du sens et le bon tant qu'à faire !

le dirigeant doit savoir créer du lien, collecter des informations de sources différentes, se nourrir des divergences, ouvrir des espaces de dialogue, générer du débat contradictoire, se frotter au réel, consulter toutes les parties prenantes-usagers et clients compris , jouer collectif, bâtir des œuvres communes, se concentrer sur les rôles d'avantage que les positions, tout ceci en ayant une éthique du management chevillée au corps.

Je partage !

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21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People | Sunscious

21 Habits Of Supremely Happy People | Sunscious | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.
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J'aime les choses simples et le GBS... le gros bon sens ! Notzament apprécier les plaisir simple ! Et aujourd'hui, vous, quel est le plaisir simple que vous avez apprécié ?

 

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Neuf astuces pour motiver son équipe sans moyens

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Comment insuffler du peps à son équipe quand les enveloppes salariales se réduisent comme peau de chagrin ? En faisant preuve de créativité. Les pistes de Yvon Berl, coach de dirigeants chez Zathinoé.
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Handprints: A Remedy for Reputation Risk

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I had a déjà vu moment when I heard the news that H&M, the giant fast fashion retailer, was forced to respond to a charged ad campaign that linked them to the collapse of the
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6 Health Benefits Of Looking On The Bright Side

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Do you see the proverbial glass half empty or glass half full? If you chose the latter, you're not alone -- most people around the world are optimistic about the future, according to a new study. (Does positive thinking = good health?
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17 Psychology Experts Share Their Best Stress Relief Tips

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Stress relief tips from the experts.
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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive | Entrepreneur.com

Business ideas and trends from Entrepreneur Magazine. The latest news, expert advice, and growth strategies for small business owners. (How to stay positive...


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Are you being paid too much to be happy? - LeadingCompany

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Are you being paid too much to be happy?
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In fact, the field of positive psychology has revealed that there are three “types” (for want of a better word) of life.
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tout est dit dans le titre... mais aussi quel est notre moteur? ... au nom de quoi voulons nous réussir ? et l'impact sur notre perception du bonheur !

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Turn your emotions into something more positive - StandardNet

Turn your emotions into something more positive - StandardNet | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
Turn your emotions into something more positive StandardNet It's natural for everyone to experience envy, but it can be hard for us to acknowledge that fact and realize we are getting in the way of our happiness or ability to function well, says...
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une fois de plus, une démonstration de la plasticité du cerveau ! C'est un muscle, a nous de l'entrainer comme nous le souhaitons ! ;-)

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The Case for Positive Psychology in the Workplace

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Whilst positive psychology has been used extensively in business management practice, it has faced many challenges. 

Wong & Davey noted that managers can introduce positive psychology to a workplace, but they might struggle with positive ways to apply it to employees. Furthermore, for employees to commit to positive psychology, its application within an organisation must be transparent. Managers must also understand that the implementation of positive psychology will not necessarily combat any commitment challenges that exist, but with its implementation employees might become more optimistic and open to new concepts or management practices.


The University of California’s article, The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?, reports: "The cross-sectional evidence reveals that happy workers enjoy multiple advantages over their less happy peers. Individuals high in subjective well-being are more likely to secure job interviews, to be evaluated more positively by supervisors once they obtain a job, to show superior performance and productivity, and to handle managerial jobs better. They are also less likely to show counter-productive workplace behaviour and job burnout." It would seem positive psychology can foster well-being and happiness, which can evidence benefits to the workplace, as characterised above.”


Positive psychology, when applied correctly, can provide employees with a greater opportunity to use skills and vary work duties. However, changing work conditions and roles can lead to stress among employees if they are improperly supported by management. This is particularly true for employees who must meet the expectations of organisations with unrealistic goals and targets. Thomas and Tasker ‘s article, Life, Liberty, Work, and the Pursuit of Happiness, showed less worker autonomy, fewer opportunities for development, less-enriched work roles, and lower levels of supervisor support reflected the impact of industry growth on job satisfaction.


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excellent article sur la psy positive et le management et sur la confusion faite entre pensée positive et psychologie positive ! 

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pros and cons of positive psychology (in the workplace)

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Quelle est la meilleure stratégie pour introduire le changement dans l'entreprise?

Quelle est la meilleure stratégie pour introduire le changement dans l'entreprise? | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
Quelle est la stratégie la plus efficace qu’une entreprise puisse adopter pour introduire le changement, et s’améliorer ? Une recherche sur ce thème a démontré que pour changer une entreprise, il fallait d&rs...
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Who else wants to be happier at work ? | Smart Self Development Plan

Who else wants to be happier at work ? | Smart Self Development Plan | Corporate and positive psychology | Scoop.it
Today, many employees are unhappy at the workplace. While they cannot change the circumstances, this article shows 7 simple ways to be happier than before. (Who else wants to be happier at work ?
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Simple easy and active ! Take your mood in hands ! La chanson de paolo Nuti est chouette ! 

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