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The F Word (and the C Word)

The F Word (and the C Word) | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Research on anxiety and fear has viewed these phenomena, at best, as unpleasant emotions, and at worst, unhealthy psychological conditions. But fear can be a good thing. It grants us opportunities to grow, to challenge ourselves in unexpected ways and to develop the courage to endure uncomfortable situations. It helps us to become more flexible and more resilient. But to derive the benefits of fear, we need to cultivate courage.

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Don't Be Afraid Of Failure: Stop Making Excuses And Start Doing Things | Elite Daily

Don't Be Afraid Of Failure: Stop Making Excuses And Start Doing Things | Elite Daily | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
The irrational, constant, overwhelming fear of failure is actually a phobia: atychiphobia. Chances are you don’t have this condition. But if you’re a member of Gen Y, you might experience a mild case of this from time to time.
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How Leaders Can Positively Impact Positivity

How Leaders Can Positively Impact Positivity | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Positivity starts with the leader. To increase positivity, and consequently productivity, leaders should: get social in their relationships, get strong at work, and get positive in their activities. This excerpt elaborates on two of the three.


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Optimism: The Hidden Asset - Leadership

Optimism: The Hidden Asset - Leadership | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Nowhere is optimism more important than in leading organizations. Highly effective leaders have a transforming effect on their constituents: they have the gift of being able to convince others that they have the ability to achieve levels of performance beyond those they thought possible. They are able to paint an optimistic and attainable view of the future for their followers: They move others from being stuck with "how things are done around here" and help them see "how things could be done better". - See more at: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_72.htm#sthash.rGvxLtaw.dpuf

 

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25 Qualities Of The Leader In A Happy, Profitable Workplace - Delivering Happiness at Work

25 Qualities Of The Leader In A Happy, Profitable Workplace - Delivering Happiness at Work | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
We are all leaders in our workplaces and wherever we are in our world. We DO make a difference if we choose to lead from where we are. We are stepping into a new age of leadership.
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Positively humming: creating a productive workplace

Positively humming: creating a productive workplace | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
A positive workplace creates much more than a 'feel good' factor, it leads to happier and more engaged employees and higher productivity. And a good business leader can learn how to set the tone.
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How to Assess Your Organisation’s Capability to Innovate

How to Assess Your Organisation’s Capability to Innovate | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Innovation is much more than just a random amalgamation of people, processes and measurement methodologies. Innovation is the embodiment of human creativity and discovery but it only flourishes in the right environment.
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Can Mindfulness Increase Our Resilience to Stress?

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn on how mindfulness training can lead to greater resilience to stress. An excer...
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Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching

Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

By Douglas Riddle "The coaches who expand my mind, emotions and performance come to the coaching relationship from a place of inner calm. They have quiet minds. They are not beguiled by fancy techniques or elegant coaching models".

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How Presenteeism Can Kill Your Business

How Presenteeism Can Kill Your Business | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
You’ve just returned from an extended lunch when your co-workers stop by your desk to see what your plans are for the weekend. After talking to them for fifteen minutes, you decide to check some personal emails and head to the break room for coffee.
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10 Signs You're Burning Out -- And What To Do About It

10 Signs You're Burning Out -- And What To Do About It | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Burnout can wreak havoc on your health, happiness, relationships and job performance. Here's how to know if you're suffering from it.
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Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To - Forbes

Good Employees Make Mistakes. Great Leaders Allow Them To - Forbes | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
As a business leader, I found that one of the scariest things to do was to give your people the freedom to make mistakes. While mistakes allow individuals to learn and grow, they can also be very costly to any company.
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The steps to correcting mistakes apply to any area of life. Whether it’s business life or home life or personal life, the principles of apologizing remain the same. Good employees make a lot of mistakes, and truly great employees are those have mastered the art of apologizing for those mistakes:

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Old adage which still has value today!
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Does CEO Charisma Matter? Collaboration Is More Important

Does CEO Charisma Matter? Collaboration Is More Important | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Employees work better based on how they feel about one another, not the CEO. So does CEO charisma matter?
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Overcoming Fear of Failure

Overcoming Fear of Failure | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Fear of failure can stop us from succeeding in life and at work. Learn how to overcome your fears so that you can keep moving towards your goals.
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Fear of failure for those in leadership positions can affect ability to make decision, delegate, take necessary risks, be innovative, etc. thus putting the leader at risk of derailment - failure! Ironic...

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know your failures and overcome it!

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9 Ways to Become an Optimist

9 Ways to Become an Optimist | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Some people are more optimistic by nature, but optimism is not a fixed attribute. It’s a choice we have control over. Every morning, we either choose to wake up grumpy or wake up with a positive outlook. Research has shown that, in the long run, optimistic people handle stress better, get sick less often, live longer, and are happier and more successful than their pessimistic counterparts.


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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:57 PM


I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
—Rabindranath Tagore


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The Plague Of The Pessimist Leader: 8 Tips To Make You More Optimistic Today

The Plague Of The Pessimist Leader: 8 Tips To Make You More Optimistic Today | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Recently we looked at 200 managers who were assessed on their level of optimism.  What we found was an extremely strong correlation between a leader’s perceived optimism and their effectiveness as a leader. The most pessimistic leaders were rated at the 19thpercentile while the most optimistic leaders were rated at the 89th percentile.  Are you a pessimist? There is hope!

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Twelve Tips to Create a Happier (and More Productive) Workplace.

Twelve Tips to Create a Happier (and More Productive) Workplace. | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

 12 tips to create a happier (and more productive) workplace.  First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman Is based on a workplace study looking at characteristics of strong workplaces

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How To Keep Your Employees Ambitious

How To Keep Your Employees Ambitious | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Keeping employees happy, productive, and motivated in the workplace are tasks every employer needs to undertake. Making sure employees are ambitious about
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A neat seris of infographics related to engendering positive emotions and productivy from employees

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Avoid being a micromanager - top tips...

Avoid being a micromanager - top tips... | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Do you suffer from being micromanaged? Could you even be a micromanager yourself? Either way, micromanagement will limit your success. So learn to spot the symptoms and what you can do about it, whether you're the victim or the culprit.
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Micromanagers stifle people and creativity. They take away fundamental aspects that lead to job satisfaction; autonomy and feeling competent

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Why Baby Boomers are the innovators of the future

Why Baby Boomers are the innovators of the future | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Think “innovative startup” and the picture of an entrepreneur under30 generally comes to mind — someone ready to feed new products to the coveted 18-to-34 demographic. It’s time for a new picture.

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Resilience Through Mindful Leadership

Resilience Through Mindful Leadership | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
In my experience, mindful people make much better leaders than frenetic, aggressive ones. They understand their reactions to stress and crises, and understand their impact on others.
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Preventing Presenteeism at Work: ILM

Preventing Presenteeism at Work: ILM | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Employees showing up for work must be a good thing, surely? Not necessarily....
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3 Skills to Prevent Leadership Burnout

3 Skills to Prevent Leadership Burnout | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Strategies to help you feel more empowered and confident through all of your company's challenges.
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Ethical Leadership - Leadership Training from MindTools.com

Ethical Leadership - Leadership Training from MindTools.com | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing in leadership. Learn how to clarify your core values, and spot ethical dilemmas.
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The Collaboration Imperative - Ivey Business Journal

The Collaboration Imperative - Ivey Business Journal | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
For various reasons, the management challenges ahead will require the skills of a collaborative leader. Many leaders, however, lack the required skills to
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