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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, 10:35 AM

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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6 Habits Of Resilient People

6 Habits Of Resilient People | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
What makes some people persevere through trying circumstances while others begin flailing at the first sign of crisis? Understanding the key qualities...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, May 27, 7:56 AM

wonderful article; practical tips on how to bounce back and be more resilient!!

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3 Tips to Set The Right Daily Productivity Habits - Business 2 Community

3 Tips to Set The Right Daily Productivity Habits - Business 2 Community | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
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Illusion of Control Bias and Related Leadership Snafus | Positive Business DC

Illusion of Control Bias and Related Leadership Snafus | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
The Illusion of Control Bias – the tendency to overestimate your degree of influence over external events – and it's impact on leadership and decision making.
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5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans

5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Americans think it's normal to hate their jobs. Let us introduce you to the Danish concept of arbejdsglde. It means happiness at work. Here's how...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, April 19, 12:47 AM

How soon before people start adapting these policies worldwide?

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Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others

Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Studies by the Hay Group, Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson, Gallup, and other consulting firms have clearly established the important role leaders play in an employee’s well-being, engagement, and perform...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, March 14, 7:07 AM

Constant development is the name of the game:-)

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The Mindful Revolution

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Finding peace in a stressed-out, digitally dependent culture may just be a matter of thinking differently

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 25, 12:05 AM

We need mindfulness in life. It is being present for ourselves, other, and the world.

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Happy Employees = Hefty Profits

Happy Employees = Hefty Profits | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
I can walk into a company and tell within seconds whether or not its employees are well treated and happy on a basic level. The level of employee engagement, warmth and sense of a shared purpose is palpable.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 21, 4:11 AM

fully agree: "Developing happy employees is what twenty-first century management is all about. And guess what? It makes leadership a lot more fun, too!"

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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, 11:24 AM

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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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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Cognitive Bias: Bandwidth Bias | Positive Business DC

Cognitive Bias: Bandwidth Bias | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
In the next of our series on cognitive bias, Bandwidth Bias is explored. This is the tendency to go with the crowd.
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In the next of our series on cognitive bias,  Bandwidth Bias is explored.  This is the tendency to go with the crowd.

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Can 5 Questions Explain Positive Psychology?

Can 5 Questions Explain Positive Psychology? | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
These five "beautiful questions" capture some of the field's biggest insights.

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Cognitive Bias: Bandwidth Bias | Positive Business DC

Cognitive Bias: Bandwidth Bias | Positive Business DC | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
In the next of our series on cognitive bias, Bandwidth Bias is explored. This is the tendency to go with the crowd.
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Brain Plasticity: How Experience Changes the Brain

Brain Plasticity: How Experience Changes the Brain | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
Brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, refers to the brain's ability to change as a result of experience. Learn more about these changes and the different types of plasticity in the brain.

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Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Science of Success

Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Science of Success | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity
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"The Science of Character" Official Trailer

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We are excited to see this movie about character strengths from Tiffany Shlain.  

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The Sweet Spot for Achievement

The Sweet Spot for Achievement | Positive Business DC | Scoop.it
What's the relationship between stress and performance?

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 24, 9:49 AM

ways and tips to focus your attention and move from Frazzle/ Boredom to Flow