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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
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Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Needs like loveRevisiting Maslow’s hierarchy.

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Needs like Love, belonging, mastery experiences and personal growth are much more important in today's work place.

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Why Your Happiest Day At Work Was 5 Years Ago

Why Your Happiest Day At Work Was 5 Years Ago | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Your happiest days may be behind you, but your most fulfilling career moments are still ahead.
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Happiness being past directed while Success being future directed.

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Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, July 7, 8:05 AM

No matter our age, we are always nostalgic about the recent past and most optimistic about the future.

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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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"Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also — counterintuitive though it may seem — their financial success. "

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» 5 Things You Can Do in the Next 5 Minutes to Be Happier in the Next 5 Days - Going on the Ride of Your Life

» 5 Things You Can Do in the Next 5 Minutes to Be Happier in the Next 5 Days - Going on the Ride of Your Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
  Happiness is a lifelong pursuit of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. But while it could take years of persistence to deeply transform your life,
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simple activities to boost your happiness:-)

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Movies At Work: An Untapped Motivational Method?

Movies At Work: An Untapped Motivational Method? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It may seem like an excuse to slack off, but showing movies in the office has been proven to boost morale, retention, and productivity.
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haven't been bold enough to experiment with movie clips, but have experimented with songs/ music in my team meetings:-) (with good results:-))

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Why Finding Meaning At Work Is More Important Than Feeling Happy

Why Finding Meaning At Work Is More Important Than Feeling Happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Get off the monotonous treadmill of your job, and seek a different running path of meaning on your journey toward career satisfaction.
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While its important to also focus on happiness, its much more important to focus on finding meaning, especially in workplace context. A gem of an article.

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Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity and Happiness, Part 2

Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity and Happiness, Part 2 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Strategies on how to slow down
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The many benefits of slowing down.

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Be Mindful of the Emotions You Leave Behind

Be Mindful of the Emotions You Leave Behind | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Whenever a meeting threatened to lapse into malaise, the president of a company would suddenly launch into a critique of someone at the table who could take it (usually the marketing director, who
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As a leader, it's imperative that you leave positive trails rather than negative ones in most interactions.

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Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 27, 5:38 PM

"when leaders habitually use displays of bad moods to motivate, more work may seem to get done – but it will not necessarily be better work."

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The Upsides of Suffering: On Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) and the Wounded Healer Archetype

The Upsides of Suffering: On Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) and the Wounded Healer Archetype | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Does a heart surgeon need to have suffered from a heart attack in order to be a top-notch heart surgeon? Probably not. Does a psychotherapist need to have suffered from depression in order to be a ...
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If you have been wounded, strike back by healing others:-)

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Using Heart-Centered Leadership to Engage Your Workforce

Using Heart-Centered Leadership to Engage Your Workforce | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Getting your employees to really care about their jobs and your organization requires leading from the heart.

Via Anne Leong
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Some very good tips on 'leading with the heart':-)

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New thinking about Positive psychology

New thinking about Positive psychology | positive psychology | Scoop.it

New thinking about Positive Psychology

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Happiness, as Jonathan Haidt concluded in his book 'The happiness hypothesis" , lies in between- neither in our heads nor in our circumstances/ environment.
Robert Biswas- Diener takes it one step further, to conclude that happiness is a 'co-responsibility';  and that you not only have a responsibility for your own happiness but for creating circumstances and interactions leading to happiness of self and others.

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People Worldwide Are Reporting a Lot of Positive Emotions

People Worldwide Are Reporting a Lot of Positive Emotions | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Gallup finds that a majority of adults worldwide are experiencing positive emotions. Of the 10 countries in the world with the highest percentages experiencing positive emotions, all but one, Denmark, are in Latin America.
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The detailed Gallup findings regarding happiness differential between countries.

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Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own

Your Boss’s Work-Life Balance Matters as Much as Your Own | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A leader’s long hours have a trickle-down effect.
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Leadership starts with yourself:-) take care if yourself too:-))

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How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Don't bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here's how the most resilient face off against life's toughest tests and win.
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characteristics of resilient people that we can all emulate!

 

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8 Things The Happiest People Have In Common

8 Things The Happiest People Have In Common | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There's plenty of lists giving you reasons you're unhappy. Here's how to actually become happier.
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Seven habits to inculcate for a happier, more meaningful life:-)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 7:18 AM

It is interesting to note that the only reference to work is helping others. I found the isolation in teaching worked against helping the other adults in the building and I found it was not always appreciated. Helping the students and their families worked for many years.

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, July 7, 8:08 AM

this could be turned into a to-do list

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6 Ways to Recover Joy at Work

6 Ways to Recover Joy at Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Tweet Line: Redesign your culture with purpose and unity to recover joy in your workplaces
It is hard to find people who do not complain about their work or colleagues. But when probed further, you
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Simple means to inculcate a sense of joy in your workplace:-)

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How To Make A Big Difference In People’s Lives in 5 Minutes A Day! - Fulfillment Daily

How To Make A Big Difference In People’s Lives in 5 Minutes A Day! - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There's one form of giving that involves few costs, while offering dramatic benefits to the people around us. It's the single best way to help someone fall in love, and the most common way that people find a job.
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Its pretty simple and straightforward.....introduce and connect people who have a mutual interest and can benefit from each other.

 

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Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 27, 4:44 PM

Connecting People

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Stanford research: The meaningful life is a road worth traveling

Stanford research: The meaningful life is a road worth traveling | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A Stanford research project explored the key differences between lives of happiness and meaningfulness. While the two are similar, dramatic differences exist – and one should not underestimate the power of meaningfulness.
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Really cool and important study; clearly distinguishes on what factors happiness and meaningfulness differ and how meaningfulness is also an important life goal to have.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Live a Life Without Regrets

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Live a Life Without Regrets | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What are our most common regrets, and how can we avoid them? Here's everything you need to know to live a regret-free life, as explained by science.

Via noellyons.com
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A pretty good info-graphic on what we regret, why we regret it and what we can do about it:-)

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5 Counterintuitive Habits Of Truly Authentic Leaders

5 Counterintuitive Habits Of Truly Authentic Leaders | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We live in an era in which increasingly, leaders who are authentic, and who translate this into shared value for their people, whether shareholders or stakeholders, employees, customers or constituents, are the ones who have true and lasting impact - ultimately making the world a better place to live in. [...]
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Ensuring the show goes on when you move on is the best leadership you can demonstrate. 

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How To Spot Your Own Strengths And Weaknesses (Before Your Boss Does)

How To Spot Your Own Strengths And Weaknesses (Before Your Boss Does) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There's no shortage of tools to assess how well you are doing your job, but you don't have to be so formal--there are clues all around you.
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Easy tools to find your strengths and weaknesses.

 

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ask yourself....

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Life Lessons from Teenage

Life Lessons from Teenage | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Presidential Scholars reveal what intellectually gifted teens learn from life.
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“You may be smart, but common sense takes time to develop.”

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The Leader's Leverage: Coaching Conversations That Generate High Results

The Leader's Leverage: Coaching Conversations That Generate High Results | positive psychology | Scoop.it
One high leverage activity involves a leaders’ coaching conversations with a subordinate. When the manager spends between 10 minutes and one hour talking with a subordinate. What’s the return?

Via Anne Leong
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Investing in Coaching and developing people pays really high returns!! 

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World Is Becoming Slightly More Negative

World Is Becoming Slightly More Negative | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Gallup's Negative Experience Index, a measure of people's experiences of stress, anger, sadness, physical pain, and worry, has crept upward since 2007, and currently stands at 27. Iraq tops the list.
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Something really alarming....the rise of negative emotions and experiences worldwide and especially in India...

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Happiest places to live

Happiest places to live | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Gallup just released its survey on happiness around the world. The polling company looked at 138 countries. Here are the nations that ranked high in residents experiencing “a lot of positive emotions,” plus a few not-as-happy countries. We asked Eric Weiner, author of the “The Geography of Bliss ,’’ to share insights on a few of them. And here’s more global “Happy,’’ if you want it.
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In most happiness surveys its Denmark, Norway, Sweden that stand n top, but this time its countries from Latin America.....

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