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We believe in the power of a positive attitude to affect our performance
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Co-creation and the Growth Mindset | Creating and Sustaining Positive Organizations

Co-creation and the Growth Mindset | Creating and Sustaining Positive Organizations | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
A blog by Ryan Quinn, Robert Quinn, Shawn Quinn and Schon Beechler...
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How can you find happiness in times like these? | Project Happiness

How can you find happiness in times like these? | Project Happiness | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
I have spent a ton of time lately thinking about how to find happiness in times like these. I think about all the different situations that surround so many people in my life. So how can you find happiness when: you've lost your job ...
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Facebook affects happiness, college study says | UWIRE

Chou and research partner, Nicholas Edge, surveyed 425 undergraduate students from UVU, asking them to gauge their agreement with statements like, “Many of my friends are happier than me,” and “Life is fair,” while ...
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The Power of Positive Thinking - Education, Personality Development

Why not boast your fortune by reading the power of positive thinking? I also include some videos here in order to train you how to think positively. Moreover suggested books are also listed here for your growth and guidance.
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How to spot when someone lies - Lie detection guide (Wired UK)

How to spot when someone lies - Lie detection guide (Wired UK) | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
Psychologist Gerald Jellison claims the average person tells 200 lies a day.
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Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being?
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Psychology Today - A Guide to the Highly Sensitive Person

Psychology Today - A Guide to the Highly Sensitive Person | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
Dr. Judith Orloff is interviewed for an article in Psychology Today Magazine that gives you tips from her New York Times Bestseller, Emotional Freedom on the characteristics of the highly sensitive person and tips on how to cope with your...
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Positive reinforcement may boost kids' brains

Positive reinforcement may boost kids' brains | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
If your child forgets his lunch or struggles with school work, a little more loving might turn things around.
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Three Steps to a High-Performance Culture

Three Steps to a High-Performance Culture | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
Senior executives tend to think about corporate culture as a topic that's hard to measure and hard to change.
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Happiness Takes (A Little) Magic

There's a whole laundry list of disclaimers attached to it, but my pal (and Pulitzer winner) Matt Richtel wrote about a Stanford research report suggesting that...
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The Pursuit of Happiness « The Skinny Pink Ninja

The Pursuit of Happiness « The Skinny Pink Ninja | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
The past four months have been a challenge. While some really fabulous things happened—I got promoted, a raise, some great freelance opportunities, it's been hectic to put it mildly. I was putting in 70 hour work weeks and ...
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Contagiousness is a good thing when it's positive — The People ...

Contagiousness is a good thing when it's positive — The People ... | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
Are there any positive leadership stories out there anymore? Anyone? Anyone? Sometimes, I feel like Ben Stein's economics teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, casting about for any story that sheds a positive light on the ...
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Factors that affect teamwork in the workplace - by Cody Hodge - Helium

Factors that affect teamwork in the workplace - by Cody Hodge - Helium | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
If you have ever held a job, chances are that you are required at some point to have worked in a team.
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7 Essential Books on Optimism

7 Essential Books on Optimism | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
What the love of honey has to do with ancient wisdom, our capacity for hope, and the future of technology.
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John Michel's curator insight, January 21, 2013 10:06 AM

Whether you read just one or all seven, you'll find these books can bring sunlight to even the gloomiest of days. Enjoy!

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com
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» How Do “Flourishers” Flourish? - Adventures in Positive Psychology

» How Do “Flourishers” Flourish? - Adventures in Positive Psychology | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
A flourishing person is someone who experiences positive emotions, excels in daily life, and is a contributing and productive member of society. In other words, they consistently feel good and do good.
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The Anti-Gladwell: Kahneman's New Way to Think About Thinking - Atlantic Mobile

The Anti-Gladwell: Kahneman's New Way to Think About Thinking - Atlantic Mobile | Happiness & Positive Performance | Scoop.it
From The Atlantic: Legendary Israeli-American psychologist Daniel Kahneman is one of the most influential thinkers of our time.
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TEDxBloomington - Shawn Achor - "The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance"

Shawn Achor is one of ITLN's author/partners.  His book The Happiness Advantage is the basis of our newest workshop on Positive Performance.  This video is a great example of Shawn at work.


His research and lectures on happiness and human potential have received attention in The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, as well as on NPR and CNN Radio, and he travels around the United States and Europe giving talks on positive psychology to Fortune 500 corporations, schools, and non-profit organizations.

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