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Most Work Conflicts Aren't Due to Personality

Most Work Conflicts Aren't Due to Personality | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
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"The real reasons for conflict are a lot harder to raise — and resolve — because they are likely to be complex, nuanced, and politically sensitive. For example, people’s interests may truly be opposed; roles and levels of authority may not be correctly defined or delineated; there may be real incentives to compete rather than to collaborate; and there may be little to no accountability or transparency about what people do or say."

A situational aspect to conflicts is very much needed; but the effects of individuals involved is not necessarily spurious: knowing where they are coming from can help mitigate/ manage conflict.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 21, 11:27 AM

As human beings evolved, our survival depended on being able to quickly identify and differentiate friend from foe, which meant making rapid judgments about the character and intentions of other people or tribes. Focusing on people rather than situations is faster and simpler, and focusing on a few attributes of people, rather than on their complicated entirety, is an additional temptation.

Nikki Streatfield's curator insight, May 22, 9:31 AM

Often conflict at work is far more complex than mere personality dynamics

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Happiness Is Interacting With Others

Happiness Is Interacting With Others | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Your connections to other people--even acquaintances--can make you happier.
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Interactions with close people (strong ties) was associated with more happiness ( a within people effect) while interaction with acquaintances (weak ties) was associated with a sense of belonging!

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The WHY of Executive Coaching

Why is it that some people are more successful than others? Is it because of their connections, or is that they are at the right place at the right time? Well, research shows that it is not about w...
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Its good that people have started recognizing that coaching is not for 'managing' performance but for excelling at what you do!!

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Be happy and you'll live longer

Be happy and you'll live longer | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Older age can be a time of growth and purpose, rather than illness and decline.
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the positive psychology of getting older:-)

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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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Bryan Bell's curator insight, July 13, 1:06 PM

Here's a great post about how to get back on track after suffering a setback or defeat.

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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, 10:18 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, 11:08 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, 7:44 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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Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 27, 8:39 PM

ask yourself....

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Move Over Self-Esteem: Self-Compassion is the Real Key to Strength & Success - Fulfillment Daily

Move Over Self-Esteem: Self-Compassion is the Real Key to Strength & Success - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
No matter how hard we try, no matter how successful we are, no matter how good a parent, worker, or spouse we are - it's never enough. So what do we do?
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Self-contentment, self-esteem, self-compassion and self-clarity, imho, are all important, and a prerequisite for being happy and successful. 

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Assertiveness continued - Saying NO

Assertiveness continued - Saying NO | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of: A lot of people apprehend saying no to other people’s request when they are already busy with their own important work, especially in highly relationship oriented cultures. The m...
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As Adam Grant says sometimes you can introduce people who can help instead, while saying No, and that could be a great help!!

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3 Secrets to Loving What You Do (Part I) - Fulfillment Daily

3 Secrets to Loving What You Do (Part I) - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It's odd how negatively people often relate to work. Shouldn't you enjoy what you spend half of your life doing? Here are 3 secrets to loving what you do!
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Not three, but four secrets: engagement or autonomy (self focus) ; excellence or competence (task focus) ; ethics or relatedness (other focus) ; meaningfulness or purpose (life focus) ; if your work provides opportunities for all 4, you are blessed:-)

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Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s happiness’

Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s happiness’ | positive psychology | Scoop.it
How could we become a happier nation? One pioneering economist has spent the best part of a decade arguing that we simply must find an answer to this question – gaining the support of David Cameron, who backed the notion of happiness as “the new GDP”.
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Happiness depend son multiple factors and having good relationships is one important aspect of the same.

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, July 16, 1:00 PM

Richard Layard, el economista que más ha impulsado el estudio de la felicidad habla del impacto del dinero en ésta

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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, 11:05 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, 8:38 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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