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Positive Psychology News and Positive Business DC Announce the Launch of the New Book, Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life

Positive Psychology News and Positive Business DC Announce the Launch of the New Book, Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Positive Business DC (PBDC) and Positive Psychology News...
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Do You Have Executive Presence? by Michelle McQuaid | Positive Business DC

Do You Have Executive Presence? by Michelle McQuaid | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Do You Have Executive Presence? When you walk into a room at work are people naturally drawn to you? When you sit at a meeting table do others ask to hear
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Great interview of Shannon Polly (with Michelle McQuaid) on having presence. 

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77 Positive Psychology People and Institutions to follow on Twitter

77 Positive Psychology People and Institutions to follow on Twitter | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
“ Over the last four years, Twitter tweets could not be found via Google. Now, both companies announced a new partnership which makes sure tweets will be part of the search results again. This means ...”
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Struggling with Gratitude | Positive Business DC

Struggling with Gratitude | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
The research on gratitude says it increases well-being. Is gratitude sometimes difficult because of hedonic adaptation or the negativity bias?
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Do you ever struggle with gratitude?  If you are looking to increase your gratitude (and thus your well-being), here are some interesting thoughts.

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Workplace Positivity? What’s the Right Amount? And Why? | Positive Business DC

Workplace Positivity? What’s the Right Amount? And Why? | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Positive emotion is also linked to more innovation, better problem solving in the workplace, as well as a more connected workforce.
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Learning How to Exert Self-Control

Learning How to Exert Self-Control | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
The researcher who became “the marshmallow man” for his work with children has some lessons for us all.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 23, 2014 2:59 AM

The importance of grit and self control:-) documenting the work of Walter Mischel.

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, September 23, 2014 5:28 AM

De (oude) snoepers! !!!!!!

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6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity

6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
If you bring all of who you are to the leadership table, some people will hate your style. In fact, it's likely that a few "important" people will not "like" you. Authenticity is intimidating, and ...
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How To Stop Stewing in Your Own Juices | Positive Business DC

How To Stop Stewing in Your Own Juices | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Biochemically speaking, emotions have a shelf life of 90 seconds. They're designed to be transitory. And yet, somehow when our feelings fall on the negative
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After 90 seconds, the flood of emotion chemicals usually dissipate. If not, you literally stew in your own juices. But you can hit the 'reset' button....

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Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf | The Psychology of Wellbeing

Self-Talk: Feeding the Good Wolf | The Psychology of Wellbeing | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
How to feed the good wolf with positive self-talk.

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New approach to wellness – resiliency – is gaining ground - Minneapolis Star Tribune

New approach to wellness – resiliency – is gaining ground - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune New approach to wellness – resiliency – is gaining ground Minneapolis Star Tribune A concept with roots in the psychology world, resiliency is now being embraced in broader circles for its role in promoting a sound...
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The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 18, 2014 1:35 PM

Happiness as the road to success:-)

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The Brains of Successful vs. Unsuccessful People Actually Look Very Different

The Brains of Successful vs. Unsuccessful People Actually Look Very Different | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
There's a scientific reason certain people thrive more than others.
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Interview: Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry | Positive Business DC

Interview: Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
An interview between entheos.com and Shannon Polly, MAPP, on Appreciative Inquiry, a change management process by David Cooperrider from Case Western Reserve.
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An interview between entheos.com and Shannon Polly, MAPP, on Appreciative Inquiry, a change management process by David Cooperrider from Case Western Reserve.

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10 Positive Psychology People to follow in the News

10 Positive Psychology People to follow in the News | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Brett Steenbarger regularly writes on Forbes about the psychology of stock trading and manages to sneak in little gems of Positive Psychology very frequently. Jessica Amortegui is a management coac...

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Can Awe Buy You More Time and Happiness?

Can Awe Buy You More Time and Happiness? | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it

about the A study shows feeling awe can make people feel like they have more time, and might make them more likely to help others.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 17, 8:18 AM

about the awesome emotion called awe!

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Teamwork Levels the Status Playing Field | Positive Business DC

Teamwork Levels the Status Playing Field | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
In Character Strengths and Virtues, Peterson and Seligman define the character strength of teamwork Working well as a member of a group or team.
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Which Countries Are Happiest in “The Science of Happiness”?

Which Countries Are Happiest in “The Science of Happiness”? | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
See how the happiness levels of students in our online course vary depending on where they live.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 4, 2014 1:44 AM

India is not doing too bad:-)

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Least and Most Happy US States | Positive Business DC

WalletHub published findings of a study by PNAS which found money does correlate with happiness, until about $75,000. Check out the article here. Where d
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Why the Office “Good Guy” Enjoys his Work More than You | Delivering Happiness

Why the Office “Good Guy” Enjoys his Work More than You | Delivering Happiness | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Delivering Happiness - Why the Office “Good Guy” Enjoys his Work More than You delivering happiness, book, happiness, delivering, at work, zappos, Tony Hsieh, business, corporate culture, entrepreneur
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You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 31, 2014 2:33 PM
I am loving it (the coaching experience)
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Happiness Is Interacting With Others

Happiness Is Interacting With Others | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Your connections to other people--even acquaintances--can make you happier.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:24 PM

Interactions with close people (strong ties) was associated with more happiness ( a within people effect) while interaction with acquaintances (weak ties) was associated with a sense of belonging!

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Cognitive Bias: Mere-Exposure Effect | Positive Business DC

Cognitive Bias: Mere-Exposure Effect | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
In the 7th of our series on cognitive biases, I am going to talk about the Mere-Exposure Effect – the tendency to prefer things because we are familiar with them.
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So much of positive leadership is about good decisions and cognitive biases can deceive us.  In the 7th of a series, Mere-Exposure Effect, the tendency to prefer things because we are familiar with them, is explored and related back to business. 

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Positive Psychology's founder, Martin Seligman, lives on the cutting edge. - Lynchburg News and Advance

Positive Psychology's founder, Martin Seligman, lives on the cutting edge. - Lynchburg News and Advance | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Positive Psychology's founder, Martin Seligman, lives on the cutting edge.
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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman - MBA Knowledge Base

Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman - MBA Knowledge Base | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman - Coercive, Authoritative, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting and Coaching styles.
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Mindfulness, purpose and the quest for productive employees - The Guardian

Mindfulness, purpose and the quest for productive employees - The Guardian | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
The Guardian Mindfulness, purpose and the quest for productive employees The Guardian A handful of business schools have begun integrating positive psychology into their curricula, using the discipline to teach students how to create a happy...
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Hmmmm....treat employees well and, wella!, productivity goes up.

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