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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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Doris Palomino's curator insight, January 28, 11:50 PM

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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What You Need to Know about Empathy Vs Sympathy

What You Need to Know about Empathy Vs Sympathy | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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need one say more? read, watch the video and share around:-)

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 27, 3:32 AM
Including Empathy in your classroom...as part of the curriculum maybe?
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The Sweet Spot for Achievement

The Sweet Spot for Achievement | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What's the relationship between stress and performance?
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ways and tips to focus your attention and move from Frazzle/ Boredom to Flow

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▶ Robert McClure: How to Sustain Compassion in Health Care - YouTube

In this presentation from the GGSC's "Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion" conference, therapist and health care manager Robert McClure explains how mindfuln...
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4 Soft Skills That You Need To Learn

4 Soft Skills That You Need To Learn | positive psychology | Scoop.it
These skills may be soft but that doesn't mean they won't make a huge difference in your life.
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How to Reduce Stress and Focus More on What Truly Matters

How to Reduce Stress and Focus More on What Truly Matters | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We all want to live a life that's simpler, less stressful, and more fulfilling. Here's a simple way to reduce stress and focus more on what truly matters.
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simplify:-)

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“The Boss” On Learning to Delegate

“The Boss” On Learning to Delegate | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Even Bruce Springsteen has to get out of his own way sometimes.
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The importance and necessity of having good people in your team to whom you can delegate work:-)

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Happy Employees = Hefty Profits

Happy Employees = Hefty Profits | positive psychology | Scoop.it
I can walk into a company and tell within seconds whether or not its employees are well treated and happy on a basic level. The level of employee engagement, warmth and sense of a shared purpose is palpable.
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fully agree: "Developing happy employees is what twenty-first century management is all about. And guess what? It makes leadership a lot more fun, too!"

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Three reasons to make your staff happy

Three reasons to make your staff happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it

It should be an employer’s job to make their staff happy. What, you may ask, as well as paying them, providing perks and other benefits and keeping the organisation on track? This is now one of my responsibilities too?

 

This isn’t as crazy as it seems. There’s a strong business case for making happiness at work a key priority for leaders at all levels.


Via Roger Francis, John Michel
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All the right reasons... glad to have started 'Status days with Sandeep':-) As the article says there are good reasons to make your team members feel happy, but you dont need a reason...its also the right thing to do:-) 

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John Michel's curator insight, January 20, 7:05 AM

There are workplaces out there that run their people down, make them stressed and ill, destroy their sense of worth, are havens for bullies, and allow all kinds of harassment. Though it is rarely intentional, these workplaces still make their people unhappy, and mentally and physically ill.

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Creating a Culture of Unconditional Love

Creating a Culture of Unconditional Love | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Lessons for any firm that wants to hire the best talent and pull them together into strong and lasting teams.
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“culture eats strategy over breakfast”

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Building a High-Trust Culture, #1: It Starts with Integrity

Building a High-Trust Culture, #1: It Starts with Integrity | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Over forty years in business, I've been involved with more than 100 companies, done thousands of deals, and worked alongside countless leaders and team members in multiple industries. In that time, I
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the values and needs for being trustful.

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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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A really wonderful collection !

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Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Organizations with a strong emotional culture have happier, more engaged employees.
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Agree fully and am sure that I have managed to create a culture of love and joy, in my team at least:-)

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, January 13, 10:52 PM

El cariño es bueno para las organizaciones

Margriet Darwinkel's curator insight, January 20, 2:18 AM

Als er aandacht is voor de emotionele dimensie van vitaliteit binnen organisaties zijn medewerkers gelukkiger en meer bevlogen.

Aandacht voor fgoed unctioneren thuis draagt hier ook aan bij. #eengelukkiggezinloont!

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Unexpected Lessons In The Art Of Failing Gracefully

Unexpected Lessons In The Art Of Failing Gracefully | positive psychology | Scoop.it
An Olympic snowboarder a Hollywood stuntman and a corporate psychologist offer their best tips on failing gracefully.
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The utility of failure, either as a springborad for resillience and more determination;  or the recongition of the need for better safety nets; or the proverbial coming to terms with it with the help of professionals to get along, get up and get over with depression etc.

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Cynic simplicity: the courage to think

Cynic simplicity: the courage to think | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Twenty years had taken their toll. I hadn't seen Andy since our high school reunion and, at first, I barely recognised him. There was more of him than I remembered. His face was broad, carved with ...
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"One day Plato saw Diogenes washing lettuces in preparation for a meal, and called out: ‘If you paid court to kings, you wouldn’t be washing lettuces!’ Diogenes called back: ‘If you learned to wash lettuces, you wouldn’t pay court to kings’. "

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Focus, Flow, and Frazzle | Greater Good

Focus, Flow, and Frazzle | Greater Good | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Positive Psychology Courses: 10 Educational Chances of a Lifetime

Positive Psychology Courses: 10 Educational Chances of a Lifetime | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here a list of 10 (both online and offline) positive psychology courses brought to you by big universities, small organizations and professional individuals
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Waiting for a MOOC or an affordable program in India:-)

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The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership

The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Your grandma really did have some great advice. Science proves what she knew all along about the positive habits of good leaders.
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Good advice throughout.

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FOCUS: The Hidden Driver of Excellence - Summary Review

FOCUS: The Hidden Driver of Excellence - Summary Review | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Is Attention Today’s Scarcest Resource?  The essential theme of Daniel Goleman's new book "FOCUS: The Hidden Driver of Excellence" is that "paying attention" is a lost art form that needs resurrecting. In today’s noisy fast-moving world, it’s...
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"The Antidote To Attention Fatigue?
It’s the same as for the physical kind: take a rest! Find a completely different but immersive activity to engage in such as exercising, connecting with a trusted friend or a relaxing movie to watch. You will be able to focus much better on your return!"

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Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism | positive psychology | Scoop.it
According to science it's good to be the nice guy.
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Positivity works and works spectacularly. Been there. Done that. QED.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 22, 3:05 AM

See! Science says  what we all knew...

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The Value of Feeling Valued

The Value of Feeling Valued | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Feeling valued is a basic human need. Throwing more money at people isn’t going to make them feel more appreciated.

Via Kasia Hein-Peters, John Michel
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my advice - give frequent positive 360 degree feedbacks---focus on strengths and positives in public- and as the article says do it with authenticity. specificity and without stinginess:-)

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, January 19, 9:59 AM

How to keep employees motivated :-)

John Michel's curator insight, January 19, 12:59 PM

Be on the look out for opportunities to provide positive feedback to your peers, teammates, boss and customers. Don’t be stingy. 

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Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space

Employees Perform Better When They Can Control Their Space | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Workers with flexibility are more satisfied, innovative, and productive.
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great artcle. stresses the imortance of where , how and when people want to work; but misses to stress on another sort of autonomy- whom to work with:-)

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Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak

Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak | positive psychology | Scoop.it
How to get them to explore new possibilities instead of exploiting the tried-and-true.

 

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add your insight...

 

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Building a High-Trust Culture, #2: Invest in Respect

Building a High-Trust Culture, #2: Invest in Respect | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Personal integrity is the foundation of trust in any organization. It’s the pervasive sense that people will do what they say they're going to do, and that their actions consistently reflect their
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If you want to be treated with respect and trust; so treat others!!

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Edgar H. Schein outlines the Leadership Lesson on his new book: 'Humble Inquiry'

Video excerpt from the TRIAS Workshop on "Culture, Process and Helping" on June 24, 2013 at the IBM Zurich Research Center in Rüschlikon. Edgar H. Schein, Pr... (Edgar H.

Via Roy Sheneman, PhD
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leadership being enabling your team memebers to voice their concerns without fear/ ridicule....

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Eugene Fernandez's comment, July 23, 2013 6:42 AM
Great analogy of the Surgeon as Leader and the need to promote interdependency within the team. It is important that the Leader creates an environment where people’s critical skills and knowledge are welcomed, leading to a more distributed and shared model of Leadership.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 2013 6:31 PM

Humble inquiry; what an interesting title.

HR Trend Institute's curator insight, January 13, 4:13 AM

"People know stuff they don't tell"