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Successful Organizations Need Leaders At All Levels

Successful Organizations Need Leaders At All Levels | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Anybody who has ever watched interviews with managers or coaches of professional sports teams will have heard plenty of discussion of the need for leaders throughout the team. The same thinking is also increasingly a preoccupation of business people. Indeed, the need for “leaders at all levels” is one of [...]
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Leadership starts and is needed at all levels:-)

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The Focused Leader

The Focused Leader | 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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Couldnt have started the day better

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Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee

Why Companies Fail To Engage Today's Workforce: The Overwhelmed Employee | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We just completed a major study of human capital trends around the world (Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends, 2500 organizations in 90 countries) and the message is clear:  companies are struggling to engage our modern, 21st century workforce. This is a worldwide issue. Gallup research shows that only 13% of employees around [...]
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Our research (which I will be presenting at our upcoming IMPACT conference) shows that there are five elements which drive a highly engaged workforce:

The work itself,The management environment,The flexibility and inclusion of the workplace,People’s ability to learn and grow, andTrust and meaning from leadership

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Asking Whether Leaders Are Born or Made Is the Wrong Question

Asking Whether Leaders Are Born or Made Is the Wrong Question | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The traits that help us get promoted aren't the ones that make us effective managers.
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The myth that leaderships effectiveness cannot be developed is a dangerous myth....

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Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Why Good Managers Are So Rare | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Gallup data shows they have a combination of hard-to-teach traits.
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Not convinced its hard to teach these skills to  average managers so that they can be good/great. However, do agree that someone who is a natural at these will always have an advantage and should be picke for the managerial obs.

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Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others

Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Studies by the Hay Group, Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson, Gallup, and other consulting firms have clearly established the important role leaders play in an employee’s well-being, engagement, and perform...
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Constant development is the name of the game:-)

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Erica Sosna: Why Employee Engagement is Key

Erica Sosna: Why Employee Engagement is Key | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It might sound ‘soft’ but employee engagement offers a proven methodology for driving ‘hard’ business outcomes. Erica Sosna, engagement and …
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engagement = satisfaction + contribution

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Do You Need to Lighten Up or Toughen Up?

Do You Need to Lighten Up or Toughen Up? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Feedback needs to be carefully tailored or it will likely backfire.
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I'll still vouch for the positive feedback camp; which means I'm poised for top mgmt:-)

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5 Real Ways To Advance Your Career Without Wasting Money

5 Real Ways To Advance Your Career Without Wasting Money | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Don't go broke buying career advice. Invest in your future with this advice from successful leaders who found smart ways to get better at their jobs.
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pretty keen insights; go for it- invest in yourself:-)

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Google Has 5 Secret Hiring Principles. What Are Yours?

Google Has 5 Secret Hiring Principles. What Are Yours? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
At Google, a set of five key attributes guides every hiring decision. You already have your own set of principles--you just have to identify them.
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"structured behavioral interviewing" is the way to go:-)

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Emotional Intelligence - EQ

Emotional Intelligence - EQ | positive psychology | Scoop.it
As the bestselling coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, I'm often asked to break down what emotional intelligence is and why it's so important. Here goes... Emotional Intelligence Is the Other Kind of Smart. When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses in 1995, it served as the missing link in a peculiar [...]
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EQ 2.0 seems more like traditional EQ + social intelligence or SQ

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MyKLogica's curator insight, March 5, 2014 3:24 AM

Interesante pero con puntos con los que se me plantean dudas y con los que no sé si estoy del todo de acuerdo, respecto a la "imposibilidad" de desarrollar nuestro IQ y nuestra personalidad, precisamente por una cuestión que apunta, la plasticidad de nuestro cerebro o, lo que es lo mismo, su capacidad de moldearse y reconectar neuronas entre sí.


Si esto es así, nuestro IQ, también es desarrollable, por ejemplo la memoria, con prácticas nemotécnicas, se puede mejorar, lo que afectaría a "nuestro test de IQ". Eso sin contar que un buen desarrollo de nuestra EQ (Inteligencia Emocional), nos puede ayudar a ampliar perspectivas y, por lo tanto, también afectar al IQ.


Lo siguiente es la personalidad. 100% de acuerdo que si somos "madera", no vamos a cambiar a "hierro" pero sí podemos modelarla. Por ejemplo, una persona poco sociable, seguirá sintiéndose más a gusto en grupos pequeños pero, con un buen desarrollo de su EQ, podrá desenvolverse bien en cualquier ambiente.


¿Y a vosotros? ¿qué os parece?


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In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers?

In the Messiness of Life, What's Fair to Employers? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Life's major turning points offer an opportunity to rethink the employer-employee compact.
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my opinion: do what you are comfortable disclosing:-)

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Positive Psychology Scoop.it newsletter

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Return On Self-Awareness: Research Validates The Bottom Line Of Leadership Development

Return On Self-Awareness: Research Validates The Bottom Line Of Leadership Development | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The phrase nosce teipsum, know thyself, has been a classic theme throughout history.  We discover it in the writings of great thinkers, such as Socrates, Ovid, Cicero, in the sayings of the Seven Sages of Greece, on the entrance to the Temple of Apollo, in early Christian writings, in Vedic [...]
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Know thyself!

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Daniel Goleman: The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader

Daniel Goleman: The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader | positive psychology | Scoop.it
I recently had the pleasure of catching up again with Daniel Goleman, who is an internationally known psychologist that lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on [...]
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How To Make Work Matter

How To Make Work Matter | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It’s the great challenge of leadership: how to inspire employees to bring their best selves to work and deliver consistent, stellar performance. It is accepted wisdom that happy (ok, I will even take content) employees are better performers. While there is much truth to this, it can lead to some common leadership [...]
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I'm hovering towards being a helicopter boss; hope my frequent visits are more towards getting to know what is bothering people and is not seen as a micro-management tactic.

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John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 2014 12:29 PM

Happiness is a loaded word in our culture, and in our workplace cultures. It’s important to keep in mind that we all have our own personal definition of happiness. But I firmly believe that a fulfilling career is a direct result of doing work that matters – that engages us mind, heart, and soul. Leaders can’t force employees into the zone, but they can certainly facilitate and nurture the process and make this more of a reality by making decisions that keep this in mind. And for employees – it’s a satisfying challenge if you decide to make it matter.

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The Science of ‘Paying It Forward’

The Science of ‘Paying It Forward’ | positive psychology | Scoop.it
How generosity among strangers becomes socially contagious.
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Pay-it-forward; don't thank, but share this with others

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John Michel's curator insight, March 16, 2014 1:35 AM

Research suggests that the next time you stop to help a stranger, you may be helping not only this one particular individual but potentially many others downstream. And who knows? In the end, maybe what goes around will come around.

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Experts - Born or Made?

A response to the raging debate in 'Intelligence'
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my latest PT blog-post in response to the ongoing debate in 'Intelligence' journal.

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8 Ways to Say No Without Hurting Your Image

8 Ways to Say No Without Hurting Your Image | positive psychology | Scoop.it
If you want something done, ask a busy person. The old saying rings true, but it also spells doom for that busy person. When you develop a reputation for being responsive and generous, an ever
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This article is not about saying no; but helping others and yourself while still saying no!

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The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent'

The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent' | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Stand out from the crowd with these traits.
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Questions to ask yourself: are you a top talent? If not what can you do to become one?

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Research shows four out of 10 workers are disengaged globally. In the U.S., the situation is worse. According to the latest State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less [...]
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10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel

10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel | positive psychology | Scoop.it

dership is about people. period. Leaders realize it's about people, not things. When you work a lot with technology it can be easy to confuse priorities and become infatuated with the technology. Strong leaders put the people first and leverage technology to make them more efficient...

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Leadership is about people. Period. 

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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain [...]
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how to manage 'stress'.

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Aline Nji Mfout's curator insight, March 3, 2014 7:18 AM
i think it is true
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4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People

4 Habits Of The Most Resilient People | positive psychology | Scoop.it
When the going gets tough, what makes some bounce back while others fizzle out? Firing the naysayers in your head, surrounding yourself with a board...
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the importance of resilience cannot be overemphasized!

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:03 AM

Excellent Scoop by Ricard Lloria here.  I agree with the full article and here is my favorite section, as I am finding this to be true.  The more I see the less I know...  


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3. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE NOT KNOWING


Kathleen Harren has progressed from director of nursing, to chief nurse executive, to regional director of the Nursing Institute at the Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Calif.


She believes in order to progress everyone needs “to [be able to] speak on any particular issue without being fully prepared. To be flexible and articulate and confident enough,” even when you don’t know everything, because “we can’t know everything.”


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Larry Glover's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:32 PM

A good list in a short article on staying resilient amidst life's challanges.

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What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog

What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Dan Ariely studies what motivates us when it comes to our work. Here a look at 3 of his studies—and 3 from other researchers.
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fascinating studies all!!

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