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The meaningful life is a road worth traveling

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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Happiness and meaningfulness distinguished and distilled!

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John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 12:04 AM

If happiness is about getting what you want, then meaningfulness is about expressing and defining yourself. A life of meaning is more deeply tied to a valued sense of self and one's purpose in the larger context of life and community.

Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, January 7, 12:52 PM

la ciencia confirma hoy lo que los sabios antiguos, en el Yi-Ging chino,  proclamaban como principio basico de una vida humana: Ying y Yan, luz y sombras, vida con sentido y sinsentidos que nos va poniendo en el camino la misma realidad vital. Ambos son esenciales para vivir en realidad, no en ensueños falsos.

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Testing the Happiness Factor | The Drucker Exchange | Daily Blog by The Drucker Institute

Testing the Happiness Factor Posted on Jan 2, 2014 | One Comment Here’s this month’s piece from neuroeconomist Paul Zak. For those who might dismiss...
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Validation of positive psychology approaches!

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8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Looking for a powerful tool to improve your leadership skills? Headlining comedian George Wallace shares how to help people laugh you all the way to the top. (Looking for another powerful tool for your #changemaker toolkit?

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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:"We don't stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing."

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, December 18, 2013 5:30 PM

There's nothing like have a good laugh.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, December 20, 2013 6:38 PM

A merry heart doeth good like medicine...learn to have fun at your own expense!

Training in Business's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:07 AM

8 Ways Using Humor Will Make You a Better Leader

 

#management #leadership #business 

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Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It?

Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The best salespeople and leaders have a high EQ. Daniel Goleman the man who coined the term pulls apart the aspects of emotional intelligence.
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John Michel's curator insight, December 21, 2013 12:14 PM

A great article about the "other kind of smarts." 

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Our Ten Favorite Books of 2013

Our Ten Favorite Books of 2013 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Greater Good's editors pick 10 of the most thought-provoking, important, useful, or moving nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
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Proud to own 3 books on the list: Focus, 'Give and Take' and Social. All fantastic books and must reads. Looking fwd to collecting and reading the rest of them too:-)

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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, December 18, 2013 4:13 PM

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Flexibility: The New Definition of Success

Flexibility: The New Definition of Success | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Titles and salary are so 20th century. These days the flexibility to work how you want to is the ultimate status symbol, a new poll suggests.
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kaam jo hum chahen, keemat jo tum chaho:-)

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John Michel's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:35 AM

If we’re honest with ourselves, many of us privately already value flexibility and autonomy as more important accomplishments than the traditional signs of being a big shot.

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Why Being The Most Connected Is A Vanity Metric

Why Being The Most Connected Is A Vanity Metric | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Research shows that being the most connected person is not an effective way to build your network. The single best strategy is one that almost no one talks about.
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instead of being obsessed with network size, focus on brokering between diverse networks!

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10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
If and when it's employed properly, humor can be a key to success at work. Here's how.
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Three cheers to humor in the Workplace:-) ...open up and unwind:-)

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John Michel's curator insight, December 9, 2013 6:05 AM

Humor creates an upbeat atmosphere that encourages interaction, brainstorming of new ideas, and a feeling that there are few risks in thinking outside the box. All that leads to greater productivity,

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Terri Goldson's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:23 AM

Do a great job, strive for excellence and have a great time doing it!

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How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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By examining data from employee surveys and performance reviews, Google’s people analytics team identified eight key behaviors demonstrated by the company’s most effective managers.

A good manager:

1. Is a good coach
2. Empowers the team and does not micromanage (See the sidebar “How Google Defines One Key Behavior”)
3. Expresses interest in and concern for team members’ success and personal well-being
4. Is productive and results-oriented
5. Is a good communicator—listens and shares information
6. Helps with career development
7. Has a clear vision and strategy for the team
8. Has key technical skills that help him or her advise the team

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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, December 11, 2013 2:02 PM

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The Hidden Benefits of Keeping Teams Intact

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keeping teams intact and familiar should be on the priority list of managers!

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Mason Taylor Wells's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:19 AM

An interesting article about the importance of keeping a team together, ranging from sports teams to surgical teams. 

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How To Create Your Own Luck

How To Create Your Own Luck | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Luck--in business and in life--isn't always something that happens to you it's also something you can find and help create.
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Luck is created , not given!

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Super Achievers' Secret Power: Humility

Super Achievers' Secret Power: Humility | positive psychology | Scoop.it
From Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh to Alec Baldwin yes really the secret of many super successful people isn't Kanye West-like bravado it's striking the right...
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"June Price Tangney, a psychology professor and leading researcher of moral emotions and cognitions at George Mason University describes what she considers to be true humility this way: Having the ability to acknowledge our mistakes and limitations, having an openness to new ideas, and being able to maintain a realistic perspective of our place in the larger world."

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John Michel's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:16 PM

While any one individual’s self-serving biases can poison the dynamics of a group, when people in an organization, family, or group practice a truth-seeking humility, the better the chances of their shared endeavor being a smash success.

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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Via Anne Leong, Daniel Watson
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Exceptionally good advice:-)

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:04 AM

Think about your role as a librarian and aim to develop these habits.  It will keep us on the cutting edge of transformation.

ASPEL Editor's curator insight, January 14, 5:01 AM

Often times we are faced with the temptation to reach for a fast (and potentially wrongheaded) solution. However, a good strategic leader holds steady, synthesizing information from many sources before developing a viewpoint. If your leader lacks some level of peripheral vision, it can leave your company vulnerable to rivals who detect and act on ambiguous signals. We need strategic leaders who will foster open dialogue, build trust and engage key stakeholders, especially when views diverge. Find out how to become the strategic leader your company needs!

 

 

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The Role of Leaders in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work

The Role of Leaders in Helping Others Find Meaning at Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it

"Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for." - Viktor E. Frankl


Via Fabrice De Zanet
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Meaning needs to be created; existence (work) precedes essence (meaning)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:58 AM

We each need to find meaning. It is nice when we have authentic help in the search.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 4, 11:44 AM

Viktor Frankl's work was profound and little used.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 5, 6:51 PM

Finding your purpose and helping others find their purpose in life is a leaders top priority.  When you find your purpose everything you do has meaning.

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Zappos says goodbye to bosses

Zappos says goodbye to bosses | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The unusual approach is called a
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something to keep an eye on!

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Hacking Leadership - Sample Chapter

Hacking Leadership - Sample Chapter | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Ready to start Hacking Leadership? Here is a sample chapter from Mike Myatt's new book.  Take a look!


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don't focus on best practices, but next practices; with pithy advices like these, Mike had me hooked over from the word go. A definitive and much needed read - looking fwd to reading the full book- the excerpt was a great appetizer!!

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:12 AM

Mike Myatt is America’s Top CEO Coach, recognized by Thinkers50 as a global authority on the topic of leadership, a Forbes leadership columnist, author of Leadership Matters, and CEO at N2growth. The official release date for his new book, Hacking Leadership, is December 16, 2013.

John Michel's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:39 PM

A fantastic, must read book by one of America's most successful leaders. Grab a copy today.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:58 PM

Good leadership insights from an experienced coach.

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The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Which kind of leader are you?
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I believe I would be the coach:-)

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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, December 18, 2013 4:07 PM

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Leadership Tools & Resources

Leadership Tools & Resources | positive psychology | Scoop.it

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Be a leader, when possible;  An effective manager, when needed; Never a boss:-), just for the sake of it! 

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:58 AM

Anyone can be a boss... It is very easy to use our organizational authority to delegate tasks, give orders and demand respect when we have the key to others performance reviews and job continuity.  

 

The question is, can you lead?

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10 Things The Greatest Leaders All Have In Common

10 Things The Greatest Leaders All Have In Common | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here's what scientific research and experts say the greatest leaders all have in common -- and how you can learn to be like them.
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Ten things you can do to be like the best:

Know The Power Of Feelings…But Be Tough In A CrisisKnow What Makes Employees Stay And LeaveJudge People By What They’re Good AtHubris Is Your Greatest WeaknessCulture Is What You Do, Not What You SayManagers Are About Processes, Leaders Are About PeopleKnow ThyselfConvey Authority And WarmthInspire By Showing People The Importance Of Their Jobs
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The 6 Secrets Of America's Happiest Workplaces

The 6 Secrets Of America's Happiest Workplaces | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The employer ratings site Glassdoor just released their best places to work for 2014--and the results can make your office way better.
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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:35 AM

Nailed down correctly the factors that make a workplace happy -

 

"Combing through the data, Willoughby and the Glassdoor team found a handful of themes emerged among the most beloved companies. They were:

Mission: a sense of purpose in coming into workCollegiality: working with awesome peopleChallenging work: being stimulated by the work to be done Meaningful advancement: the promise of growth Confidence in senior leaders: a sense of trust--and transparency--with management Perks: good pay, free food, a beer cart or two."
John Michel's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:09 AM

Just in.... Rather than showing a focus on perks, compensation, and other incentives, the best-rated workplaces had a range of intrinsic motivators, like challenging work, impact upon society, and an opportunity to work with brilliant colleagues.

Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:54 PM

Six principles that make all the difference...

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Why Humor Makes You More Creative

Why Humor Makes You More Creative | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You can't self-monitor your way to innovation. A jovial office environment is hugely important and a few good laughs can change everything at work.
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that is why I have renamed my status meetings to 'Status days with Sandeep' :-) ...all that's left now is to ensure that the meetings live up to the name:-)

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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, December 9, 2013 6:43 AM

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Google's eight key behaviors shared by high-scoring managers #Leadership

Google's eight key behaviors shared by high-scoring managers #Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Technology giant Google has always been known for its inspiring workplaces which are geared towards  fostering creativity. Many start-ups have since gone o
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I'm damn sure these behaviours are what I do indulge in and also in that prioratised order!

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 12, 4:54 PM

(From the article): Not a bad approach, how many firms would voluntarily give employees the ability to question important directives? Google has shown it is possible to create a small but highly effective management culture, within a ‘techno-utopia’. This is something startups should pay close attention too, albeit that Google went about it in its unique manner. Garvin concludes, Data driven cultures, Google discovered, respond well to data-driven change”. Big Data startups pay attention.

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

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Judge your impact by how many lives you have touched for the better- one of my enduring guiding principles!

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Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up

Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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fantastic advice all throughout!

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John Michel's curator insight, November 26, 2013 3:48 AM

We learned early on that our growth and success depended on our employees: how hard they worked, the ideas they had, how committed they were when times got tough, the types of relationships they formed with customers, and so much more. Keeping our employees inspired and happy, and honestly acknowledging how much we appreciated their loyalty and efforts, were some of our top priorities as business owners.


Michael Spurlin's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:32 AM

11 wasy that we can make an impact at work, no matter where we are in the organization.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, November 26, 2013 11:13 AM

Senior managers often say that it is their people who matter most; then demonstrate the opposite by their behaviour! So here are some helpful tips to make sure you are really engaging your people where it matters!

 

Remember ... work is the thing you do, it is not the place you go to!