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Focus on coaching for leadership and change in K-12 education
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America's Happiest Companies Make More Money

America's Happiest Companies Make More Money | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Workplace happiness may seem like a fuzzy concept when it comes to financial value. But as the Parnassus Workplace Fund has proven, dignity has - and creates - value.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:50 AM

 

"At this point, the evidence suggests many of us remain suspicious of any firm that, say, allows its employees to play foosball or shoot hoops during work hours.

 

But our enduring cynicism may also have its roots in traditional beliefs about leadership effectiveness.

 

Many of us have been taught that it’s actually desirable to have some worker unhappiness. The idea is that keeping people under some constant tension actually is a more powerful driver of productivity.

 

There’s also the concern that when employees are cared for to any extent they’re likely to get soft in the middle--so sufficiently sated that motivation to work hard and produce is spoiled. "

 

Check out this article for evidence that suggests that our enduring cynicism  and thought patterns are wrong...

donhornsby's curator insight, February 23, 2013 9:03 AM

(From the article): According to a 1997 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, many business leaders dismissed Moskowitz’s earliest list of “Best Places To Work” and derided it as being “a ’beauty contest’ that didn’t matter to anyone outside of corporate personnel departments.” But Moskowitz, and soon after, Dodson, have gone on to prove that the leaders at organizations which ensure employees feel valued, supported, developed, and rewarded are the most enlightened. They inspire a greatly expanded bottom line and set an example for all to follow in this 21st century.

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What is Positive Psychology?

"What is Positive Psychology?" A "white board animation" sponsored by Test Prep Gurus. Written and Produced by: Nick Standlea Animation Technique Development...

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Debra Manchester's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:12 AM

It makes sense for families to capitalize on their strengths.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:10 PM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

Gottfried's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:26 PM

Positive much?

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7 Habits that Are Making You Miserable

7 Habits that Are Making You Miserable | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

Tired of dealing with the same type of misery over and over and over again?

If so, it’s time to purge some bad habits. It’s time to learn from your mistakes rather than be conquered by them, and let your errors be of commission rather than omission.

It’s time to stop…


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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness

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Interesting article and fascinating discussion afterward

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anafpires's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:38 PM

Lido transversalmente embora o título seja sugestivo, sublinho " Meaning is not only about transcending the self, but also about transcending the present moment -- which is perhaps the most important finding of the study, according to the researchers. While happiness is an emotion felt in the here and now, it ultimately fades away, just as all emotions do; positive affect and feelings of pleasure are fleeting. The amount of time people report feeling good or bad correlates with happiness but not at all with meaning."

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:39 AM

A must read.

Is there a difference between a happy life and a meaningful life? How do the happy life and the meaningful life differ?  

In a new study, which will be published this year in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Positive Psychology, psychological scientists found that a meaningful life and happy life overlap in certain ways, but are ultimately very different. Leading a happy life is associated with being a "taker" while leading a meaningful life corresponds with being a "giver.

Take this: "Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided".

Ariana Amorim's comment, January 22, 2013 8:40 AM
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What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life?

What 10 things should you do every *week* to improve your life? | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it

"Previously I posted 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. There are a number of other things research says we can do to make life better but we don't need to do them every day..."


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7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Motivation

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Motivation | Coaching in Education for learning and leadership | Scoop.it
Motivation is a powerful force, one that helps us make new commitments and carry them through. Like any emotion, though, motivation comes and goes.  You’ll have days when you wake up ready to leap into action – and days when you just want to hit snooze and curl up under the duvet.

 

Here are seven ways to boost your motivation – try at least one today.


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