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a review of Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

a review of Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Great text on Positive Psychology. (5 of 5 stars to Authentic Happiness by Martin E.P. Seligman http://t.co/IcMbBayuk6)
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Free Appreciative Inquiry resources on the web

Free Appreciative Inquiry resources on the web | Positive futures | Scoop.it
RT @PracticalEQ: Free Appreciative Inquiry resources on the web http://t.co/jG1dQMN4Ge
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These resources give so that everyone gains!
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:17 AM

Great... Well, I just wish you lots of time in order that you be able to make use of it...:-)))

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Case Study: Emotional Intelligence Improves Lea...

Case Study: Emotional Intelligence Improves Lea... | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In LEAD1, the new managers focus on how emotional intelligence will assist them to show up as leaders by managing themselves first, taking charge of their own emotions and behaviors so they can be effective role models ...
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EQ really works!
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How to Let Your Purpose Find You

How to Let Your Purpose Find You | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Finding your purpose is not a phase of life, but a way of living.

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Man's search for meaning...

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:21 AM

Thank you Don for sharing this wonderful article!

 

I completely agree that living with purpose is a way of living.  Knowing your why not only infuses us with a life with passion; however is both the gasoline that runs the engine and the steering wheel (compass) that keeps us living in our intentional direction.

 

 

 

 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:20 PM

Discovering your purpose is the most important thing you will ever do.

Barbara Kerr's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:28 AM

"Purpose, like any big love, redeems us."  Thoughtful, provocative article on  finding your purpose. 

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Tips for Building Self-Trust - The Foundation of Leadership

Tips for Building Self-Trust - The Foundation of Leadership | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Do you trust yourself? Are you trusted by others?
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The bottom line: If want to be trusted, learn to trust yourself first. 
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John Michel's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:30 AM

Don’t be afraid to show others who you are. It is strength to show your vulnerabilities, not a weakness.

Angie Mc's curator insight, December 6, 2013 5:21 PM

Encouragement for dauntless self acceptance.

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The Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela | LightBox | TIME.com

The Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela | LightBox | TIME.com | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Koto Bolofo's photographic study of the Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela.

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NANCY PETERS's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:47 PM

R. I. P. to a moral hero.

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Gather pick — The science of happiness: an experiment in gratitude ...

Gather pick — The science of happiness: an experiment in gratitude ... | Positive futures | Scoop.it

November 30, 2013. The people at Soul Pancake ran an amazing experiment: what makes you happy? It might not be what you expect… Prepare to be inspired. 

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Stop Liking Causes on Facebook

Stop Liking Causes on Facebook | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In the past three months, I’ve been invited to like a cause on Facebook 49 times. Each time, I’ve dutifully clicked through—it’s an easy way to show my support. Since today is Giving Tuesday, an
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This really made me think - and I think I agree!

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Fifteen Simple Ways To Overcome Depression And Sadness

Fifteen Simple Ways To Overcome Depression And Sadness | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Fifteen ways to overcome depression and sadness. Try these practical suggestions to improve your mood and feel happier.

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If even one of these 15 ways works for you, this article will have been worthwhile...

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The Five Major Benefits Of Failure

The Five Major Benefits Of Failure | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Video People love success stories, but freak out at the prospect of failure. If you want success in any aspect of your life, then you have to embrace failure and build on the benefits it generates.

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Fali forward, practice intelligent failure to get ahead!

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John Michel's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:37 PM

There are four keys to unlocking the benefits of failure. Mastering these four will yield five major benefits.

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Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual Featuring The Most Popular Books of All Time ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Positive futures | Scoop.it
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Since we are rediscovering the power of storytelling, here's an infographic on the best stories ever.

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Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Numerology

Do numbers have some sort of intangible, mystical properties? What exactly is numerology, and why do people put so much stock in it, even today? 


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Forget The Selfie. Let's Make 2013 The Year Of The Unselfie

Forget The Selfie. Let's Make 2013 The Year Of The Unselfie | Positive futures | Scoop.it
"SELFIE" is word of the year, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Posting a picture of yourself, taken on your mobile device, along with the hashtag #selfie, has become one of the defining
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Martin Luther King: An Emotionally Intelligent Leader - Huffington Post

Martin Luther King: An Emotionally Intelligent Leader - Huffington Post | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Washington PostMartin Luther King: An Emotionally Intelligent LeaderHuffington PostAs psychologists and educators affiliated with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, we analyzed his "I Have A Dream" speech to see just how Dr.
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He would have been 85 this weekend.
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John Michel's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:10 AM

"I have a dream," Dr. King told the nation in 1963. Thanks in part to his masterful emotional intelligence, we listened. Decades later, we still hear it and heed.

buket's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:32 AM

Dr. King laid out emotional regulation strategies for his followers, saying, "Let us not wallow in the valley of self-despair" nor "degenerate into physical violence." Instead, he said, "...[let us] conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline" and meet "physical force with soul force." 

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7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Hap...

7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Hap... | Positive futures | Scoop.it
From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life.
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You have to be it not just read it, but these are a good start...
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Jason Silva: Optimism is a Self-Amplifying Feedback Loop - YouTube

Filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva explains his belief in the self-reinforcing power of optimism. To learn more visit our special "Humanizing Technology" ser...
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18 Things We Should Have Been Taught As Teenagers

18 Things We Should Have Been Taught As Teenagers | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Hard work will not always equate to success.
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Much wise advice in this short article, for teeenagers and older people alike.

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I am the Captain of my Soul! - Nelson Mandela

I am the Captain of my Soul! - Nelson Mandela | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The  "Invictus" movie was inspired by a true story of South African President Nelson Mandela. One of the most loved part of the movie was a poem by William Ernest Henley narrated by Nelson Mandela named, "I am the Master of my Fate; I am the Captain of my Soul"!

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Mandela recited this poem regularly in his years on Robben Island. Read and reflect on where we get our inspiration...

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What can the Hunger Games teach us about using social media for cha...

Do you love the Hunger Games? And social media? And changing the world?
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Great slide deck on being the change you want to see, Hunger Games style!

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Six Seconds' Vision for an World of Emotional Intelligence

Six Seconds' Vision for an World of Emotional Intelligence | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We think the world would be a better place if 1 billion people were practicing the skills of emotional intelligence. What would happen?
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This vision is desirable, attainable and audacious!

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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology

Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to consultant psychologist and professor Neil Frude who has begun working with ad organization Havas Worldwide London to provide "positive psychology" training to the agency’s staff.


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"When times are tough, there can be a tendency to focus most on what needs improving. What I’ve been trying to do is create a more positive framework for feedback within the agency--taking time to ask what’s good that’s been achieved today and to recognize and bolster employees and colleagues," Russ Lidstone, CEO, Havas Worldwide

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John Michel's curator insight, December 3, 2013 10:29 AM

Build happiness and well-being among staff and an organization will benefit from a more emotionally intelligent workforce: people who not only understand their own and other people’s emotions but can more effectively manage their own and other people’s emotions, too.

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Understanding Brainwaves to Expand our Consciousness

Understanding Brainwaves to Expand our Consciousness | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The human brain is a complex entity constantly at work, sending electrical signals, communicating, building new neural connections and so on. This electrical activity generated by the brain, also known as brainwaves, reflect our state of mind.
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I firmly believe that a deeper understanding of our brains will help pave the way to a more positive future.

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Retired? 7 Insights on Getting Back in the Game | In the CEO Afterlife

Retired? 7 Insights on Getting Back in the Game | In the CEO Afterlife | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Twenty years have passed since I sat in the corner office of a multinational consumer goods organization. Seven years ago I removed my consulting shingle from the home office wall. Am I happy in the CEO afterlife? You bet. I’m busy pursuing other dreams that are inspirational and meaningful. So why, you might ask, would I come out of retirement and accept a temporary assignment in the C-suite of a business in America.


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Retirement is only a state of mind, older people have positive futures too!

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We Need to Educate to Create New Knowledge

We Need to Educate to Create New Knowledge | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Education is a system that was designed over 100 years ago and it's completely antiquated and outdated for what we need to do today.


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More on an education system designed for the challenges fo a different century.

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Design and facilitate innovation, learning and transformation: All the different stakeholders in Education... why don't people try to understand each other?

Design and facilitate innovation, learning and transformation: All the different stakeholders in Education... why don't people try to understand each other? | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Everyone is doing their best, but not enough people are talking.

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To solve system problems, you need to get the perspective of different parts of the system.

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