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The Human-Side of Leadership

The Human-Side of Leadership | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

In the early part of my career, I thought that my education and experience allowed me to tell people what to do and to see people as ‘functions’ and not as people


Via Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein, donhornsby, Content Fan, Bobby Dillard
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As managers we have immense capacity to improve and change peoples life for the better:-)

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's comment, October 4, 2013 6:39 PM
Dear Sally and John, please feel free to share with others.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's comment, October 5, 2013 4:08 PM
I agree Eric. It is time to do something in education. I am working on it through a doctoral process and dissertation which I hope leads to making a difference somehow. The challenge is it takes a group, even a small group, to make a difference per Margaret Mead.
Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's comment, October 7, 2013 12:10 AM
Hi Ivon, we'll look forward to learn more about your dissertation. It starts with one person, then you are correct, you build the community from there. Best wishes!
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Flourish Mentoring

Flourish Mentoring | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A collection of articles on Leadership development utilizing a positive psychology i.e. well-being and strengths based approach to the workplace.  
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Hi Folks,

Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

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Hi Folks,

Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

thanks,

Sandeep Gautam

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How to Overcome Stress by Seeing Other People’s Joy

How to Overcome Stress by Seeing Other People’s Joy | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, don’t cut yourself off from other people, says Kelly McGonigal. Instead, double down on your capacity for connection.
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The importance of, and tips to, cultivate empathetic joy!
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Small acts of kindness at work benefit the giver, the receiver and the whole organisation

Small acts of kindness at work benefit the giver, the receiver and the whole organisation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Lab studies have shown how kindness can spread, this new research finds the principle holds true in a real-world setting. By Alex Fradera
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Let it ripple!
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Kindness has a way of being its own reward.
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Workplace kindness improves engagement and productivity

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A fascinating study that shows how beneficial small acts of kindness are beneficial for all. This should be the main focus of employee engagement programs. Encourage a culture of appreciation and empower people to live that value. It is contagious and can ripple through an entire organization leading to enhanced morale, productivity, innovation and customer service. Everyone wins. If you are interested in this check out our white paper > http://kudosnow.com/main/recognition-vs-reward
 
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Research Summaries: Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences

Research Summaries: Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Today's research summary comes from another article in the Journal of Consumer Research. Oxygen toxicity occurs when the lungs take in a higher than normal
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If you are young, prioritize rare experiences to build your experiential CV; if you are older savor everyday moments.
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What Erroneous Beliefs Do You Hold About Resilience?

What Erroneous Beliefs Do You Hold About Resilience? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
We only learn about what makes people resilient and how to help people become more resilient with sufficient scientific theories and methodologies. Read this course correction.
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Measuring resilience as maintenance of SWB/happiness following negative life events; it was found that having the strength of hope results in resilience. 
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Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness at Google.
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Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness
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LIVE HAPPY: Start a Ripple of Kindness in Your Community – Goodthink Inc.

LIVE HAPPY: Start a Ripple of Kindness in Your Community – Goodthink Inc. | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
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#PayItForward #RandomActsOfKindness
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How I Learned About the Perils of Grit

How I Learned About the Perils of Grit | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Grit, the Scarlett Johannson of organizational cures, has problems. Neglected research points to the dark side of promoting and nurturing grit.
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A very balanced coverage on the downsides of focusing exclusively on grit
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Making Hope Happen | OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson

Making Hope Happen | OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others
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Hope is an important construct in positive psychology; hope you enjoy watching this video.
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Maslow’s eight basic needs and the eight stage developmental model

Maslow’s eight basic needs and the eight stage developmental model | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Most of us are familiar with the Maslow's hierarchy of needs . Though we tend to think of them as five basic needs, Maslow had modified the hierarchy later to
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One of the most popular posts on The Mouse Trap!
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This Is How To Have A Happy Life: 4 Proven Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

This Is How To Have A Happy Life: 4 Proven Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Science has a blueprint for how to have a happy life. In fact, there are four of them. Here's what you need to know to keep your face smiling.
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Here is wishing everyone a Full Life!
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The secret to living a meaningful life

The secret to living a meaningful life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.
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have attainable and meaningful personal projects!
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5 Rules For A Happier Life

5 Rules For A Happier Life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people fro
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based on the Grant study
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Entrevista con George Vaillant sobre los principales hallazgos sobre la felicidad del Grant Study de Harvard (una investigación  sobre el desarrollo adulto que lleva más de 75 años)

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Research Summaries: Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice

Research Summaries: Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Review articles are themselves supposed to be a summary of a field of inquiry, so it appeared queer summarizing a review article; but here I go. This post
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If you are curious about how positive psychology can be applied in therapy!
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Resilience

What is resilience? and who has it?
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My short video on what is resilience and who has it!
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Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress

Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Mind-body interventions - such as yoga and meditation - reverse changes in gene expression that trigger stress and related health conditions, study finds.
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Some clues to how Yoga/ meditation work!
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The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At
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Neff on Self-compassion!
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The Father Of Mindfulness on What Mindfulness Has Become

The Father Of Mindfulness on What Mindfulness Has Become | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
“The biggest distractor is not your iPhone — it’s your own mind.”
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Mindfulness has arrived and is here to stay!
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Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution'

Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution' | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives. As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later
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Compassion as the root of happiness!
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Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Martin E.P. Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests how to cultivate a better you.
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Do try this at home!
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What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? – Roy F Baumeister | Aeon Essays

What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? – Roy F Baumeister | Aeon Essays | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness is not the same as a sense of meaning. How do we go about finding a meaningful life, not just a happy one?
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A long, but beautiful essay by Baumeister, where he starts digressing a bit in the middle, but an essential read for anyone interested in living a  (happy/) meaningful life!
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The Unexpected Drawbacks To Positive Thinking

The Unexpected Drawbacks To Positive Thinking | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
One psychologist explains why you "can't expect people to change their mind-sets the way they change their underwear."
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Counterpoint to positive thinking
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Embracing Hardship: A Surprising Secret To Happiness | Scope Blog

Embracing Hardship: A Surprising Secret To Happiness | Scope Blog | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our
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accepting the negatives that life throws at us
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accepting the negatives that life throws at us
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Feel-Good vs. Feel-Purpose: Hedonia and Eudaimonia as separate but connected Pathways to Happiness

Feel-Good vs. Feel-Purpose: Hedonia and Eudaimonia as separate but connected Pathways to Happiness | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Ever since graduating from the Penn MAPP program, I give a handful of presentations and keynotes on Positive Psychology each quarter. Since I´m an executive in a multinational corporation, I mostly get invited to talk to fellow businessmen, and the greater part of my talks addresses human resources, leadership, and organization culture topics. One of the charts I…
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the complex facets of a fulfilled life!
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Write a Hope Letter

Write a Hope Letter | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
If you want a better way to keep your resolutions, try writing a hope letter to your future self.
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New year may be just the right time to write a hope letter to oneself. 
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Escribir una carta sobre las esperanza que tenemos para nuestro futuro  puedes ser una buena manera de cumplir con nuestros propósitos

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New year may be just the right time to write a hope letter to oneself.