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The Benefits of Optimism Are Real

The Benefits of Optimism Are Real | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Having a positive outlook is the most important predictor of resilience.
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Optimism and resillience are tied together!

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Claire Edmondson's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:08 AM

Using the movies "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Life of Pi", the author shows us clearly how positive people aren't just deluding themselves or unwilling to see the negative. They are just able to shift to the positive more easily. Great article.

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5 Sure Ways to Lose Top Talent - Forbes

5 Sure Ways to Lose Top Talent - Forbes | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Ignoring the extraordinary insights emerging from modern science would be about as clever as believing the current technology explosion is short-lived and the Cloud will soon dissipate. Not very.
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SCARF model is one nice way of looking at workplace well-being.

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Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013

Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Goals have counterproductive side effects. There's a better way to hold yourself accountable.
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instead of being obsessed with SMART goals, be task and area of focus centered.

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TOLLEC Bernard's curator insight, March 7, 2013 1:16 AM

pourquoi pas ? why not 

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Find your flow

Find your flow | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Where we want to be on the Yerkes-Dodson arc is the zone of optimal performance, known as “flow” in the research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi at the University of Chicago. Flow represents a
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Flow: A: +ve emotion; B: top execution; C: unbreakable concentration and D: drive to meet challenges head-on & responsively. 

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 23, 2013 4:18 AM

(From the article): An organization will be top performing to the extent to which its employees can contribute their best skills at full force. The more moments of flow – or even just staying in the zone of engagement and motivation – the better.

Iosu Lazcoz Iso's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:45 AM

Muy importantem encontrar aquello que haces bien

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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The Bersin by Deloitte Analyst Blog
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while expertise is definetly valuable; so is a generalist and cross-functional views and abilities.

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How To Make Your Employees Happier

How To Make Your Employees Happier | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A positive emotional tenor in real-life workplaces can, it seems, have real, quantifiable consequences.
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Be genuine and care deeply!

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Does happiness affect productivity? | vox

Does happiness affect productivity? | vox | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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happy people make productiv epeople; an insight worth keeping on top of your mind always.

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What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy?

What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Its all about the stories u tell yourself - be it of being better than the jonses or being thankful for the new year.

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Jacqueline Boerefijn's curator insight, December 31, 2012 2:51 AM

Watch what you're focussing on..

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Share your Good News, and You will be Better Off: Scientific American

Share your Good News, and You will be Better Off: Scientific American | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Psychologists document the joys of sharing joy
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Sharing happiness is key to being happy and making others happy too.

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Nicola Jackman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:27 AM

more scientific evidence... to back JOY up

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Ellen Langer: The Psychology of Luck

Ellen Langer: The Psychology of Luck | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer on the
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on the necessity of illusion of control and the benifits of having real choice.

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Happy but meaningless vs meaningful but contrived

Happy but meaningless vs meaningful but contrived | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A search on amazon.com for books about ‘happy life’ results in 139,149 results; in contrast a search for
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Positive psychology is more thna just a study of happiness.

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dishant parikh's comment, May 24, 2013 6:40 AM
amazing.. with this you have changed many people's definition for happiness.. even i too give more preference to purpose of life over just a happiness..
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Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American

Scientists Probe Human Nature--and Discover We Are Good, After All: Scientific American | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Recent studies find our first impulses are selfless
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Glad to know that we rae basically and intuitevly cooperative, and only on reflection become selfish.

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Jacqueline Boerefijn's curator insight, December 15, 2012 8:24 AM

Glad to know, thanks Sandeep!

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Mid Life Crisis (now in apes)

Mid Life Crisis (now in apes) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Many of you might have heard about or faced a mid life crisis. Rest assured that mid life crisis is not an urban legend
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The U curve of happiness/ well-being is not limited to humans but affects chimpanzees as well!!

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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
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Hope I'm able to follow at least a few every day!

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The Digital Workplace Manifesto illustrated - set your employees free

The Digital Workplace Manifesto illustrated - set your employees free | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Via ValerieMalaval, HR Trend Institute, David Hain
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Tom Hood's curator insight, January 30, 2013 5:51 AM

If you want to see the future workplace - here it is and the guiding principles to make it happen. Love the emphasis on leanring & collabroation and the work is an activity not a place.

MrTang Mf's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:00 AM

People (especially students) do not like multiple logins. In fact with personal devices, they don't even like to login :)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:33 PM

The emerging workplace is both a space and a place. We no longer need to be side-by-side, but it does not preclude this from happening. Too often, people use digital technology to send a message when they could walk down the hall.

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Managing Yourself: Bringing Out the Best in Your People - Harvard Business Review

Managing Yourself: Bringing Out the Best in Your People - Harvard Business Review | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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becominga multiplier is so rewarding at multiple levels...

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John Michel's curator insight, January 25, 2013 7:02 PM

Getting the most from your team is important all the time; but when the economy is weak, it’s even more critical. You can’t solve talent problems by throwing money at them, swapping in “better” talent at higher salaries. No doubt your employees are stretched tight, but many of your top performers would probably admit to feeling underutilized. Their workloads may be at capacity, but they’re sitting on a stockpile of untapped—or, even worse, thwarted—ideas, skills, and interests.

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com

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10 Traits of Courageous Leaders - Forbes

10 Traits of Courageous Leaders - Forbes | positive psychology | Scoop.it
To move your organization forward during times of fear and stress, it takes courage and stamina. Do you possess the ten traits of courageous leaders?
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Courage and integrity are what makes a man a leader!

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John Michel's curator insight, January 25, 2013 7:06 PM

Courageous leaders are in high demand and short supply these days.

Rampant fear has sent many organizational cultures into a downward spiral, the tenuous state of the economy creating untold levels of anxiety. According to a 2011/2012 Kenexa report , workplace stress is at the highest levels in four years, driven in large part by fear. In these situations, people tend to keep their heads down and their mouths shut in order to survive.  This not only applies to the rank and file, but to management as well.

These are the times that call for bold, confident, courageous leadership.  As history has shown, those with the guts to step forward, take some risks and lead change during downturns will be the winners as the economy rebounds.

But it’s not easy.  Demonstrating leadership courage - whether it’s having an uncomfortable conversation, communicating when you don’t have all the answers, or making a decision to move ahead on a new project – can be scary. Yet it’s precisely the kind of behavior that fosters trust and sets a crucial example for others to follow at a time when they’d rather hunker down and wait for the storm to pass.

If you want to see more courageous action by your people, consider whether you’re modeling the 10 traits of courageous leaders:

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com


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Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies

Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies | positive psychology | Scoop.it
“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life,” says Heidi Golledge, CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss, an online career database. And what company couldn’t use a little more joy among its ranks?
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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 10, 2013 8:57 PM

Cisco is #5 most happiest co. to work for! not bad at all:-)

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Happiest people in the world | The Japan Times Online

Happiest people in the world | The Japan Times Online | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Japan may have a relatively high standard of living and the longest life expectancy in the world, but it does not have the happiest people.
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Its time India too starts focusing on national happiness.

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The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work

The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In her book The Happiness Myth, Jennifer Michael Hecht identifies three basic kinds of happiness: good day, good life, and peak, and I’ve found that thinking about work within her construct has helped me tease apart some of the “happiness formula”...
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happiness, meaning and creativity as the three pillars!

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David Hain's curator insight, January 5, 2013 1:55 AM

Meet the three pillars and understand the difference.

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The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap: Scientific American

The Neuroscience Lessons of Freestyle Rap: Scientific American | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What brain scans of rap artists reveal about creativity—and what they do not
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creativity driven by medial PFC rather than DLPFC in case of sponteneous and freestyle type of creativity.

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How To Be a Great Leader (in under 300 words) — PsyBlog

How To Be a Great Leader (in under 300 words) — PsyBlog | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The six psychological factors that make a really great leader.
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Juts like dominance and warmth are factors on which we judge presendetial candiadtes' faces, we should judge leaders on following six factors.

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Wellbeing is Contagious (for Better or Worse)

Wellbeing is Contagious (for Better or Worse) | positive psychology | Scoop.it
"Leave your personal life at home when you come to work" is totally unrealistic advice. Your wellbeing affects the wellbeing of everyone on your team -- and vice versa.
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Wondering hwy despite taking so few sick leaves myself some people in my team have low immunity and are more prone to sickness!

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On workplace happiness

On workplace happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Does having more engaged employees make a difference to the bottom line? The short answer is yes. Best Buy found just
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Some cool tips on how to keep employees engaged.

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9 Reasons You’re Stuck Where You Are

9 Reasons You’re Stuck Where You Are | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Keep moving and making small steps towards where you are destined to be!

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