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First World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations - The Earth Institute - Columbia University

First World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations - The Earth Institute - Columbia University | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Social support, freedom and degree of corruption: some factors affecting happiness differential between nations.

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? | positive psychology | Scoop.it

 A focus The dreaded question of What should I do with my life? is a common one. From childhood to adulthood, we ask it of ourselves and others ask it of us. The decision can be tortuous....

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A focus on 'being' in-the-present rather than 'doing' something in the future....

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Your happiest days are behind you: Robert Biswas-Diener at TEDxUNLV - YouTube

Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a positive psychologist, author and instructor at Portland State University. He is widely known as the "Indiana Jones of Positive...
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Loyalty Insights: Your best employees work for love, not money - Bain & Company - Publications

Loyalty Insights: Your best employees work for love, not money - Bain & Company - Publications | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Although employee engagement is part of what makes a company's Net Promoter System successful, tying customer feedback into incentive pay can encourage the wrong behaviors in employees.
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Genuinely care for your employees and they will care for your customers:-) Move the conversation into ethical domain rather than economic domain when it comes to delighting customers!!

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Leadership: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Leadership: What’s Love Got to Do With It? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In 2012, I spoke at the Lean HR Summit, which is one of the many excellent annual Summits delivered by Lean Frontiers. I had heard about David Veech's work (@DavidVeech) at Ohio State and was eager to hear him speak. So I settled into my chair, ready to hear David's take on the interplay between Lean principles…

Via Anne Leong
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Love makes the world go round- even the business world:-)

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The early bird catches the worm... or at least the boss's good opinion. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

The early bird catches the worm... or at least the boss's good opinion. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Photo: flickr/trophygeek I don't know about you, but I am definitely not a morning person. So it's too bad that, according to this study, employers are bia
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people-managers need to be aware of this bias and work consciously to not let that affect their ratings of their reports.

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A Secret to Good Habits and Happiness? Know Your Zone.

A Secret to Good Habits and Happiness? Know Your Zone. | positive psychology | Scoop.it
I needed to set a meeting time with someone, and she said, "I know my zone. Let's meet at 11:00." I was instantly intrigued by this phrase, "know my zone," and I asked, "Why 11:00? Why is that 'your zone?'" She said, "I know from experience that if something's important, I should schedule for 11:00.
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each of us has his/ her own most productive time of day...find that out and utilize it most effectively:-)

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What Can Coaches Do for You?

What Can Coaches Do for You? | 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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pls hear the accompanying audio interview too....the right coach can add immense value...

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Psychology and the Study of Leadership

Psychology and the Study of Leadership | positive psychology | Scoop.it
General Eisenhower, psychology, and leader development at West Point.
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Psychology as a pre-requisite for great leadership !

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The True Cost of Bad Managers – and Why You Need Really Great Ones

The True Cost of Bad Managers – and Why You Need Really Great Ones | positive psychology | Scoop.it
When bad managers are allowed to run free, everyone suffers. Employees suffer -- Employees feel unsupported, undirected, bullied, confused, unmotivated, unappreciated, frustrated, and …

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Having great managers is not a luxury- its *the* business imperative!

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In Just 60 Seconds, Jim Carrey May Alter The Way You Live Your Life For Good

In Just 60 Seconds, Jim Carrey May Alter The Way You Live Your Life For Good | positive psychology | Scoop.it
So true!
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"You can fail at what you don't want .. so you might as-well take a chance on doing what you love !"

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Three Steps to a Father-Friendly Workplace

Three Steps to a Father-Friendly Workplace | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Forget the ties and power tools! New research says that today's dads want something else for Father's Day: paid leave and flextime.
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I'm all for a more father-friendly workplace!

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Leaders, 10 Ways to Ignite Greatness Without Leaving Scars - Kate Nasser

Leaders, 10 Ways to Ignite Greatness Without Leaving Scars - Kate Nasser | positive psychology | Scoop.it
People Skills Excellence for Leadership, Customer Service, Teamwork, and Employee Engagement. 908.595.1515 USA

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Be passionate; but channel your passions to ignite others, rather than leave them scarred:)

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The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success | positive psychology | Scoop.it
When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.
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Happiness as the road to success:-)

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13 Ways Gratitude Will Significantly Improve Your Life

13 Ways Gratitude Will Significantly Improve Your Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Gratitude: a Science-Backed Secret to being Happy, Healthy, Sexy & Inspiring!
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Gratitude is a way of life:-)

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Engaging Employees: 3 Ways To Actually Do It

Engaging Employees: 3 Ways To Actually Do It | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Start by talking about impact, not financial performance.

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Liked the second part about recognizing and rewarding people-focused leaders as much , or more, than task-obsessed managers.

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Richard Lock's curator insight, June 18, 12:06 AM

Good example of the clear benefits of genuine engagement.

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, June 18, 6:33 PM

PDGLead

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, June 27, 5:42 PM

ENPS is the 3rd one

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Can a Company Pay It Forward?

Can a Company Pay It Forward? | positive psychology | Scoop.it

We’ve all heard of “paying it forward” - the idea that one thoughtful act on someone’s part can touch off a chain reaction of good deeds. These are simple, inexpensive gestures that brighten a customer’s day and generate loyalty.


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Create a culture of delighting customers and spreading happiness via pay it forward:-)

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Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career

Why Your Friends Shape Your Happiness, Creativity, And Career | positive psychology | Scoop.it
It's not what you know, it's where you are.
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the enormous effect of other people on your own productivity etc.

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Unleashing the Crazy Ones at Work—3 Leadership Skills You Need to Get Started

Unleashing the Crazy Ones at Work—3 Leadership Skills You Need to Get Started | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs famously said, “Here’s to the crazy ones . . . while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, ar...
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new skills for a new age:-)

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The Wild West of Executive Coaching

The Wild West of Executive Coaching | positive psychology | Scoop.it

much more organised 10yrs down the line....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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hope the wild west has become much more organized 10yrs after this article fist appeared....

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Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence

Managing Yourself: The Paradox of Excellence | 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.
Sandeep Gautam's insight:

Reminds me of 'performance and fixed' mindset  vs. 'learning and malleable ' mindset as espoused by Carol Dweck!

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Good at Task, Bad at People?

Good at Task, Bad at People? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The different leadership orientations based on anti-correlation between TPN/DMN.
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The neural basis for differences in leadership orientations 

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The Critical Importance of Kindness

The Critical Importance of Kindness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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Are you a 'master' or a 'disaster' when it comes to love and close relationships:-) 

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations | positive psychology | Scoop.it
And what managers need to know about negative ones.

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As Gottman lab and Barbara Fredrickson et al  have shown you need approximately 5:1 ratio of positive to negative conversations to make relationships tick:-)

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Leadership and Influence Part 2

Leadership and Influence Part 2 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Leadership and Influence Part 2 Intelligenthq
When we are talking about Influence and Leadership, there are some theories that might be helpful to assist you to improve your behaviour as a Leader.
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Situational leadership explained very clearly.

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