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When the Journey to Happiness Stalls, Try Focusing on Meaning - Huffington Post (blog)

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When the Journey to Happiness Stalls, Try Focusing on Meaning
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In college, I thought I could study my way to being perpetually happy.
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Follow your dream career to boost happiness - Express.co.uk

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Follow your dream career to boost happiness
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Follow your dream career to boost happiness. FOOTBALL manager Jose Mourinho once said, “For me the most important thing in my life is love.
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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People - Huffington Post

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People
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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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How to train your brain to focus - BusinessDay

How to train your brain to focus
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Functional brain imaging has shown that the amygdala's response to negative emotions interferes with the brain's ability to solve problems and do other cognitive work.
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How Positive Psychology is Transforming the Way we Think about Leadership

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One of the activities I often do with students when introducing the idea of positive psychology in leadership is to ask them to select their favourite leadership quotation and explain it in terms of psychology theory and evidence.

Being positive psychologists, popular choices include:

 

A leader is a dealer in hope (attrib. Napoleon Bonaparte) – optimism, hope, inspiration, the broaden & build theory It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself (proverb) – emotional intelligence, strengths, self-regulation Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm (attrib. Publilius Syrus) – resilience, strengths/unrealised strengths, self-efficacy
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Jillian Pellicano's curator insight, November 5, 2014 5:17 PM

It has become evident that positive psychology leadership strategies achieve exceptional performance. There are a number of reasons why managers should strive to become positive leaders.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 24, 2015 4:46 AM

It is and will continue to transform this space!

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Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think - Forbes

Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think - Forbes | Appreciative Inquiry Practices | Scoop.it
Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think Forbes An intrepid Australian who spends a lot of time outside her comfort zone, Margie Warrell draws on her background in business, psychology, and executive coaching to help people live and lead...
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What we focus on grows, so why not focus on what is working well and what is possible.

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Innovation Excellence | The Innovation of Innovation

Innovation Excellence | The Innovation of Innovation | Appreciative Inquiry Practices | Scoop.it
The path to innovation is paved with seven questions.

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Appreciative leaders know that "the questions we ask are fateful".

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 6, 2013 11:39 AM

Great video to start you thinking about innovation.  Basic but well presented.

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Love: A Strength of Character - Jackson Free Press

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Love: A Strength of Character
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When a person is at her or his best at expressing love, there's a flow of positive emotions to and from others that cultivates closeness and emotional support.
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A Blueprint for Change: Appreciative Inquiry

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Just like a dream house that we envision for our perfect life, people can also have a dream organization where they and others can do their best work.

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How Positive Psychology Can Boost Your Business

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How Positive Psychology Can Boost Your Business http://t.co/P6GMVvtdrX #pospsych #workwell #leadership

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John Michel's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:21 PM

In tough times, entrepreneurs try the so-called science of happiness to build thriving companies

Linda Bryan's curator insight, August 15, 2013 9:49 AM

Great summary of applied positive psychology in organizations and businesses. The article addresses many common myths  about positivity, provides great summany of current research and shares examples of applied positive psychology  interventions linked to business success.

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The Heliotropic Effect

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The Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship is a community of scholars devoted to energizing and transforming organizations through research on the theory and practice of positive organizing and leadership. It is located at The Ross School of Business. Not surprisingly, it’s consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world.

 

Positive Organizational Scholarship is a relatively new field of study. It looks at organizations in the way positive psychology looks at individuals. “Just as positive psychology focuses on exploring optimal individual psychological states rather than pathological ones, Positive Organizational Scholarship focuses attention on optimal organizational states—the dynamics in organizations that lead to the development of human strength, foster resiliency in employees, make healing, restoration, and reconciliation possible, and cultivate extraordinary individual and organizational performance”.

 

The essay "Explaining Extraordinary Organizational Performance and Transformation: Lessons from Rocky Flats. The Heliotropic Effect of Abundance" by Dr. Kim Cameron is a wonderful overview of how profound this approach is. Dr. Cameron is a co-founder of The Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship.

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The Most Valuable Business Commodity: Trust

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“The best way to learn if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” – Ernest Hemingway Trust is the most valuable commodity in the workplace As the CEO of a company that sells inventory software, I can say with complete confidence that we know how...

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:38 PM

Some great questions around Trust in the business environment. How does your organization measure up on the measures?

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3 Universal Leadership Lessons From Fatherhood - Inc.com

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3 Universal Leadership Lessons From Fatherhood
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As social media becomes the norm, great leaders are increasingly embracing honest, open, transparent cultures. Perhaps children know best: Truth is a mark of a great leader.
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Appreciative Leaders (and Dads) understand the importance of asking positive questions,illuminating strengths of others, and acting with integrity.  

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