Express.co.uk Follow your dream career to boost happiness Express.co.uk Follow your dream career to boost happiness. FOOTBALL manager Jose Mourinho once said, “For me the most important thing in my life is love.
The Habits Of Supremely Happy People Huffington Post 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.
How to train your brain to focus BusinessDay 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.
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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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...
Mary Beth Schappe's insight:
What we focus on grows, so why not focus on what is working well and what is possible.
Love: A Strength of Character Jackson Free Press 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.
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.
“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...
3 Universal Leadership Lessons From Fatherhood Inc.com 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.
Mary Beth Schappe's insight:
Appreciative Leaders (and Dads) understand the importance of asking positive questions,illuminating strengths of others, and acting with integrity.
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