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What Leaders Do When They're At Their Best | Fast Company

What Leaders Do When They're At Their Best | Fast Company | positive psychology | Scoop.it

For 30 years, Jim Kouzes has asked leaders about their peak performances for "Leadership Challenge"--the book he and Barry Posner coauthored that has been called the best ever written on the subject. Fast Company talks to Kouzes about the essentials of leadership.

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Study Says Positive Coaching Lights Up Our Brains

Study Says Positive Coaching Lights Up Our Brains | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Future-oriented questions empower students more than focusing current skills.


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the benefits of putting people in expansive frames of mind:-)

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 30, 7:22 PM

(From the article): When we look at what’s wrong, instead of looking at what’s right, we get mired down in feelings of despair and dread. But when we shift our focus to what is working, our brains actually respond! We can literally change our world simply by taking a different perspective. It doesn’t change the facts, but it does change how we feel about them.

Mathy Behar's curator insight, April 16, 6:36 PM

Real y pragmático...!

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The Behaviors that Define A-Players

The Behaviors that Define A-Players | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Research suggests nine ways to get ahead of the pack.
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Normally the articles I share are more relevant to managers this one is for all you individual contributors:-)
this is what separates the exceptional from the ordinary...seek such opportunities and imbibe such behaviors,...and you will definitely stand out!!

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Lisa A Romano's curator insight, April 16, 5:55 AM

I like the useful simplicity of the article...readily recognisable habits and behaviours of highly effective people....

 

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7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People | positive psychology | Scoop.it
People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?
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Hope these are not anecdotal generalizations, but based out of research...they do resonate with my experiences though:-)

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John Michel's curator insight, April 14, 3:40 PM

So what sets emotionally intelligent people apart? Here are seven habits that people with high EI have:

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Gratitude Is the New Willpower

Gratitude Is the New Willpower | positive psychology | Scoop.it
New findings suggest that feeling grateful fosters long-term thinking.
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Gratitude as a tool for fostering patience!

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What The Happiest People Know About Work

What The Happiest People Know About Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Hard work and skills will only get you so far. The most successful people also find joy in working life. It's not as difficult as it may seem. Here...
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some cool practical tips there. Arriving early to work for eg resonates with me and works for me.

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How to Create Engaged Employees (Leadership Skills Training Series)

How to Create Engaged Employees (Leadership Skills Training Series) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Discover the leadership skills essential to driving a culture of excellence. Articles, videos, coaching, book about leadership skills and techniques.
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Engaging employees is an ongoing creation of the right conditions!

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5 Secrets To Better Employee Engagement

5 Secrets To Better Employee Engagement | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Bring together your people and your brand and make meaningful progress toward better employee engagement.
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"Anyone who has been on a Southwest flight can attest to the smiles, spirit, and fun. This is because employees live the Southwest values: servant’s heart, warrior spirit, and fun-loving attitude."

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John Michel's curator insight, April 4, 1:28 AM

CEOs have always known their brand is a driver of customer acquisition, loyalty, and business growth. Today, they’re also learning that the company’s brand can provide employees with a sense of purpose and identity and serve as a source of both inspiration and action.

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The 10 Countries With The Highest "National Well-Being" (See The U.S. Anywhere?)

The 10 Countries With The Highest "National Well-Being" (See The U.S. Anywhere?) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
See where every country ranks on the Social Progress Index, which measures more than just economic output to see if a country is really making its...
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India at 102, really?

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Lisa A Romano's curator insight, April 16, 6:06 AM

Some compelling rank data for Australia, particularly under ecosystems...

 

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Authenticity versus the Armor of Leadership by Travis Waits

Authenticity versus the Armor of Leadership by Travis Waits | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Your willingness to risk as a leader is contingent on your capacity to be vulnerable. Travis Waits shares about the armor that leaders put on which prevents their authenticity and effectiveness. Leaders make the most impact when they use their influence.

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be authentic! never comprise relationships at the cost of rising up the ladder:-)

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David Hain's curator insight, March 14, 10:12 AM

When you cover up your squidgy bits, you tend to cover up your essence as well!

donhornsby's curator insight, March 14, 10:23 AM

(From the article) Your willingness to risk as a leader is contingent on your capacity to be vulnerable. Travis Waits shares about the armor that leaders put on which prevents their authenticity and effectiveness. Leaders make the most impact when they use their influence. This in turn showcases the leaders character and ethics, who they are, from the inside out.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 1, 2:53 PM

Great scoop here via @davidhain.  David, I totally agree with you and I would add that being vulnerable requires a lot of confidence! 


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Your willingness to risk as a leader is contingent on your capacity to be vulnerable. Travis Waits shares about the armor that leaders put on which prevents their authenticity and effectiveness. Leaders make the most impact when they use their influence.


This in turn showcases the leaders character and ethics, who they are, from the inside out.

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Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment

Employee Engagement Is A Leadership Commitment | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It seems like so much of what I do these days seems to revolve around storytelling and brands. I thought it would be useful to look at employee engagement through the lens of the five Ws – who, what, when, where, why – and one H – how – to [...]
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Engaged employees= productive employees!

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Does Your Company Make You a Better Person?

Does Your Company Make You a Better Person? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Successful organizations place personal development front and center.
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An important article by Kegan and Lahey. Glad to be doing a MOOC by them:-)

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7 of Life’s Toughest Questions and Fears – Resolved! -

7 of Life’s Toughest Questions and Fears – Resolved! - | positive psychology | Scoop.it
7 of Life’s Toughest Questions and Fears – Resolved!
Inevitably there will be a point in everyone’s life in which one goes through an existential crisis. It is common to ponder ques
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Ask tough questions and then get over them:-)

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

Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Science of Success | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity
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Give this book to someone you love:-) become a giver now:-)

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10 Reasons Why We Need Heroes « Heroes: What They Do & Why We Need Them

10 Reasons Why We Need Heroes « Heroes: What They Do & Why We Need Them | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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We all need them and we all can be one for someone else!

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Why Amazon Is Copying Zappos and Paying Employees to Quit

Why Amazon Is Copying Zappos and Paying Employees to Quit | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It's about making work personal.
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But the much more powerful question, especially for people on the front-lines of business is: What gets you up in the morning? What keeps everyone more committed than ever, more engaged than ever, more excited than ever, even as the competitive environment gets tougher than ever?

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Why Amazon Pays Some Workers Up To $5,000 To Quit

Why Amazon Pays Some Workers Up To $5,000 To Quit | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Hate your job? Then quit. In fact, we'll pay you to quit.

That's the philosophy at Amazon's warehouses, according to a new letter by company CEO Jeff Bezos. Here's a snippet from Bezos' letter written to his shareholders this month (emphasis ours...
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Amazon imbibing the Zappos culture:-)

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Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit--And You Should Too

Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit--And You Should Too | positive psychology | Scoop.it
I spend a lot of time visiting with companies and figuring out what ideas they represent and what lessons we can learn from them. I usually leave these visits underwhelmed. There are plenty of comp...
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I've always liked this and many other aspects of Zappos. hope many other companies follow suit:-)

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Good vs Bad Leadership (Leadership Skills Training Series Article)

Good vs Bad Leadership (Leadership Skills Training Series Article) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Discover the leadership skills and techniques essential to driving a culture of excellence. Articles, videos, coaching, book about leadership skills and techniques.
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Listen to your employees, ad then follow-up!

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Positive and Negative Thinkers' Brains Revealed

Positive and Negative Thinkers' Brains Revealed | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The ability to stay positive in tough times may be hardwired into the brain, a new neuropsychology study reports.
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some difference in brain activity is self evident!!

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4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders

4 Critical Traits of Great Leaders | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Whether you're already a business owner or aspire to be, keep these points in mind when trying to lead a team an inspire greatness in others.
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The fine art of leading others begins with passion, positivity and caring about others!

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Change Leader, Change Thyself

Change Leader, Change Thyself | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Organizational change is inseparable from individual change. Simply put, change efforts often falter because individuals overlook the need to make fundamental changes in themselves. Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.



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Profile awareness and state awareness looks like an interesting idea:-)

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Anne Landreat's curator insight, April 4, 1:26 AM
Organizations don’t change—people do
Joyce Layman's curator insight, April 4, 12:25 PM

An American Management Association study of Fortune 500 companies found that “…less than 50% of changes in their organizations were successful, and that employee resistance was the main reason for failures.”  This is why it's necessary to focus on the person.

Susan Burnell's curator insight, April 4, 12:43 PM

Change starts with awareness. This article has excellent insights, along with an easy-to-understand chart from Erica Ariel Fox on leaders' power sources and "sweet spots."

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12 Ways To Be Happier At Work In Less Than 10 Minutes - Business insider

12 Ways To Be Happier At Work In Less Than 10 Minutes - Business insider | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Flickr/SpreenklerWhat's the key to workplace happiness? If you ask bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, she'll tell you that it's a combination of knowing what
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remarkable mindfulness based tips to cultivate happiness on a daily basis!

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, April 9, 8:36 AM

My favorites are turning off the workplace momentum for a break, and mono-tasking, a word we didn't use before. Her example is a good one: just enjoy that cup of coffee or tea by itself. I like taking short breathing breaks to break the momentum, and come back to work a few minutes later re-focused.

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How To Create A Workplace People Love Coming To

How To Create A Workplace People Love Coming To | positive psychology | Scoop.it

od Glassdoor recently announced their sixth annual Employees' Choice Awards, which uses employee ratings to determine the top 50 places to work. Here's...

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All good and necessary ingredients:-)

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 1, 6:50 PM

Employee engagement and motivation are some of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 3, 8:20 AM

Key to engagement and enhanced productivity...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 8:31 PM

People do matter and feel they are heard when they go to a place they love to go to. When this happens, they trust people they work with.

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5 Reasons You Need To Instill Values In Your Organization

5 Reasons You Need To Instill Values In Your Organization | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We all know that a good company culture makes for happier employees. But when the culture goes beyond that--to core values everyone works by--the...
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Focus on values and strengths cannot be overemphasized:-)

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Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective

Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Employees deserve feedback. So we give it--sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much.

But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give--whether the actual feedback is positive or negative.

The following comes from Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code (one of the few books I actually give to friends) and The Little Book of Talent (a book I've written about before) and ablog about performance improvement that belongs on your must-read list.


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Expect the people to perform better and they end up performing better:-)

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 30, 9:58 AM

Writing this one phrase on students' papers boosted student performance by 40%. So simple...

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, April 2, 10:01 AM

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I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them.

That's it: just 19 words. But those words are powerful because they are not really feedback. They're a signal that creates something more powerful: a sense of belonging and connection.

Looking closer, the phrase contains several distinct signals:

1)    You are part of this group.

2)    This group is special; we have higher standards here.

3)    I believe you can reach those standards."

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 4:04 PM

Everyday leaders can achieve extraordinary results by being attentive! Great article!