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If You're Not Helping People Develop, You're Not Management Material

If You're Not Helping People Develop, You're Not Management Material | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Facilitating employee learning should be a non-negotiable competency.
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Has been non-negotiable for me:-). You help people grow and they help you grow:-)

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Bosses play a key role making a difference in the workplace:

"(...) job candidates’ top criterion is to work with people they respect and can learn from". 

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How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education

How neuroscience is being used to spread quackery in business and education | positive psychology | Scoop.it

I've recently launched During World War II, residents on the islands in the southern Pacific Ocean saw heavy activity by US planes, bringing in goods and supplies for the soldiers. In many cases, this was the islanders' first…

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I've recently re-launched Flourish Mentoring: It was originally aimed at children and in its new avatar is targeted at corporates. More scrutiny is definitely required by both corporates and schools while engaging with initiatives like this. Only time will tell whether we tilt to the other extreme though- throwing the baby with the bathwater.  

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Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success

Teach the Key Ingredients for Leadership Success | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There’s a major disconnect between what companies look for in their top performers and best leaders, and what students learn in school. Why don’t we better align these skill sets?For instance, among
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While emotional and social intelligence should be taught in schools, so is the necessity of teaching grit and perseverance; Goleman assumes that schools are alreday doing a good job of teaching grit....if only that was true:-)

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People Think Experiences Bring Happiness, Still Opt For Things

People Think Experiences Bring Happiness, Still Opt For Things | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Survey subjects rated life experiences as making them happier and as a better use of money than buying objects. But they actually spent their cash on material goods, whose value is more easily quantifiable. Erika Beras reports.
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the knowing-doing gap personified....we know that experiences will make us happy, but still end up buying things....

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Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal on Focus

Warby Parker's Neil Blumenthal on Focus | positive psychology | Scoop.it
As co-CEO of Warby Parker, a big part of Neil Blumenthals role is rallying his entire team around common goals. Here he explains how focus--on product...
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Brilliant interview that spoke to me; good advice all around.

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The 'n' most important Leadership Traits

The 'n' most important Leadership Traits | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We, at Flourish, believe in developing leaders for all stages and walks of life. Leadership, however, means many things to many people. While our leadership development workshops and executive coac...
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These are the traits I believe one can, and should, develop to be a great leader: what is missing from this list? what is redundant?

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378 people 'pay it forward' at Florida Starbucks

378 people 'pay it forward' at Florida Starbucks | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It started with a caramel macchiato and it lasted nearly 11 hours.
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Glad that this happened:-) and was also widely reported :-))

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Comforting letters to unknown recipients spread in Finland

Comforting letters to unknown recipients spread in Finland | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The Letter for a Stranger campaign, begun in Helsinki last spring, will be on display during the Helsinki Festival at the KoeHelsinki Trash Pavilion. The anonymous letters are meant to comfort people experiencing stress, depression or loneliness.
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Just like 'Pay It Forward', the 'Letter to Stranger ' looks like a cool application of positive psychology principles to bring about needed changes in people's attitude and feelings of connectedness.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 22, 1:04 AM

Interesting experiment in paying it forward!

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How Being Surrounded by Beauty Makes People Happier

How Being Surrounded by Beauty Makes People Happier | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Looking at lovely things—and people—can improve quality of life
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Hasya (joy) and Shringar (beauty ) as the two routes to happiness :-) surround yourself with beauty  (better yet, create beauty) and experience joy and happiness:-))

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14 Leadership Lessons

14 Leadership Lessons | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Over the past two days, I had the opportunity to join over ~200,000 leaders in 350+ locations around the world who came together for one of the largest events of the year – the Global Leadership Summit. The speakers were gathered at the Willow Creek campus in Chicago, but only about 5% of the total viewing audience was present onsite – the majority of us were participating from countries all around the world.  The Summit is an annual event where you’ll find business leaders, church leaders, political leaders and social leaders from across all spans of life.


Via David Hain, Kevin Watson
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some nice quotes (and thoughts) there!

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David Hain's curator insight, August 18, 12:02 AM

Some nice #Leadership soundbytes here.  My favourite -“Your culture will only ever be as healthy as the most senior leader wants it to be.” ~ Bill Hybels

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How to Walk Away With Strength When Things Aren't Working Out - Fulfillment Daily

How to Walk Away With Strength When Things Aren't Working Out - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Why do we stay in that dead-end relationship or put time and money into something that just isn't working out? Thankfully there is a simple and effective way to be sure you are making the best decisions when things go awry!
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focusing on what you may gain rather what you can lose is the trick to get over sunk costs, cut your losses and move on.
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The Science of Character (a new 8 min "Cloud Film")

The Science of Character (a new 8 min "Cloud Film") | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Character strengths are like super powers. We all have our own unique combination and when we focus on them they can boost happiness, enhance success and deepen relationships. This lesson uses an engaging film to learn about the science behind how character can be learned, practiced and cultivated. Discover your strengths with the free VIA Survey at www.viacharacter.org.
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a really cool clip!

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Leadership Is About Enabling The Full Potential In Others

The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others.

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.

Via Anne Leong
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One of your primary role as a leader is to ensure the blooming of your team members and co-workers.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 12, 3:53 PM
The 21st century leader must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are courageous and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries to make things better. Because of these qualities and many others, the best leaders know how to get the most out of people; they enable the full potential in others. 

An employee’s success, the lens they see through, the decisions they make and how they navigate their careers are all heavily influenced by the types of leaders they are able to observe and learn from. This is why you will find that many of today’s best leaders were mentored by great leaders themselves (see examples of successful technology leaders and their mentors). Success as a leader is a by-product of the leaders and mentors we associate with throughout our careers.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


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4 Signs You Need to Take a Mental Health Day

Entrepreneurs occasionally need to take time off to recharge and recuperate but are often reluctant to do it. Here's when you should consider a mental health day.
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some cool  tips to recognize when you are running on low fuel and need a recharge:-)

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How to make work-life balance work

How to make work-life balance work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
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Work-life balance is being replaced by a new fad: work-life integration; but Nigel has some very valid observations and takes on the whole issue- don't let someone else design your life!!

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Contrary to expectations, life experiences better use of money than material items

Contrary to expectations, life experiences better use of money than material items | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You know buying a material item won't make you as happy as buying a life experience, but you do it anyway. New research from SF State's Ryan Howell provides some answers as to why.
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Memories of a lifetime. priceless.
for everything else, including the pay-walled study article, there is MasterCard:-)

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Justin Cooke, Inventor and CEO of Tunepics, on the upside of insanity

Justin Cooke, Inventor and CEO of Tunepics, on the upside of insanity | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Formerly the CMO of Topshop, Justin Cooke left a plum job to step out on his own. Here he talks about making the leap from employee to employer and...
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I wish the background score was a little less loud....but great advice again: go, just do it!

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Quote Of The Week: Don't Change Who You Are

Quote Of The Week: Don't Change Who You Are | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Stick to who you are and what you do best, instead of worrying about one-upping the competition.
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Become more of who you are: discover your strengths and your unique edges:-) and build on them!!

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Take This Important Quiz: Are You a Better Manager or Leader?

The business world needs both great leaders and great managers but most people don't do both well. Take this quiz and find out which style is yours.
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my score: 35: on the cusp of transitioning from being a practical visionary to an inspiring figure like Moses:-) More towards the leadership side as expected:-), though to be frank I value great managerial skills as much:-))

 

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What Leaders Can Learn from Narcissists, Manipulators and Psychopaths

Can dark qualities help you achieve professional success?
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A little bit of narcissism ( being mindful and enthusiastic about oneself and ones needs),  manipulation (influencing and getting others on-board) and psychopathy (detachment from success/failure....no guilt/ remorse) is one route to leadership and power.....

 

There are , needless to say, other routes to leadership too including the opposite traits of a 'giver'/ altruistic nature ; inspiring and motivating others and high empathy/sensitivity :-)

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4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient

4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Turns out what doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
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How to be a Supersurvivor!

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John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 5:43 AM

By grounding yourself in the things you cannot change, it enables you to see more clearly what you can change.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, August 20, 9:27 AM

When life closes one door, it always opens another one.

21st Century Learning Coach 's curator insight, August 21, 11:32 AM

http://www.fastcompany.com/3033272/hit-the-ground-running/4-common-characteristics-of-the-super-resilient

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To Work Better, Work Less

To Work Better, Work Less | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Toiling away for more hours diminishes productivity. Why do so many do it anyway?
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The title says it all:-) free time or unstructured time for 'play' is as important for adults as for kids:-))

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Strengths Coaches’ Playbook: Called to Coach Recap – India Edition: Rebecca Parks(July 29, 2014)

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Loved this Called 2 Coach recording of Rebecca. Couldn't attend the live event.  Rebecca was a co-participant in the accelerated Gallup strengths coaching I did and I wish her all the best for all the great work she is doing!

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India's Performance Management Problem

Performance management systems in India face serious questions about their credibility, according to a study. Many employees doubt whether such systems effectively identify superior performance or properly reward it.
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meet the emotional needs of your employees too by being seen as transparent about performance appraisals and evaluations:-)

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Malcolm Gladwell on Why You Shouldn't Hire for Talent

The best-selling author explains why individuals who have failed before have a distinct advantage over the most talented job candidates.
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The attitude towards, and the experience of failures, is also important!

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The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it
General John Michel of the U.S. Air Force has graciously written this post for my blog. To say I'...

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A powerful article by John Michel on what (positive) leadership means.

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